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Hi All,

a couple of months back I've had the chance to buy a wooden watch (as an experiment) for a really good price. A WeWood Alpha Chocolate for about 19 Euro (lucky shot on ebay).
Now, the thing is I am not really in the highest appreciation of the watch without being able to put the finger on it.

The Size: works for me usually.
The Colour: it's a very earthy brown... usually one of my favourite colours.
The Weight: could be a bit heavier, but you still feel that you're wearing a watch. So it's fine too.
The Details: Well it was planned as a "festive" watch, so not a disturbing dial. Fulfils it's purpose.

Now I am wondering, if that's just this one particular watch I don't really get warm with or if all wooden watches are that boring, due to material limitations?

I have done some research on the WorldWideWeb and came across some other companies / manufacturers (like i.e. Bosk: they seem to be ready to change the game)

Did anyone have the same experience, or is it just my personal taste? Also if anyone has a good suggestion for an interesting wooden watch please share, as I really want to give it a second try.
 

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Depends on your definition of wooden watches, ie. how much of the watch is made of wood. There is always the Ralph Lauren ones with wood dial or bezel.
 

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I do not want to wear anything that I have to remember to treat with water sealer every couple of months or risk rotting
 

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While I would not wear a wood watch myself, I can see unlimited possibilities with the material. I think there are many things that could be done with wood watch including very elaborate carving and the incorporation of other organic materials that such as bone or ivory.

To a point, metal could could be considered plain and aesthetically boring. You pretty much have the colors silver, gold and combinations of the two in different finishes regardless of the material. Making a metal watch black is almost a big deal. Is it pvd black, dlc black, black ion, black cerecote or black anodized. Or you could have polished stainless, brushed stainless, bead blasted stainless and if you want to get really fancy, you could have a combination of polished and brushed stainless.

You have a zillion exotic hardwoods and no two are exactly alike.

This is what would be really cool. Hand carved wood bezel, engraved bronze case and a scrimshawed ivory caseback. Someone better get on that pronto before I make it myself.
 

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Let me know when you're getting started with that watch.
 

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Here's what is probably the pinnacle of wood watch making... priced to match.

 
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