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Top Reasons to Love Wood Watches

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Wood watches have seen a shocking increase in popularity over the years, going from practically unheard of to one of the trendiest items on the market today. For those who love all things jewelry and accessorizing, the reasons to love watches in general are wide and varied. But what about wood watches? Read on to find out some of the top reasons to love wood watches.


Each Wooden Watch is One of a Kind

As beautiful and as special as traditional watches can be, wooden watches take it up to the next level. After all, no two pieces can ever be the same, because they’re made with organic materials! Even if you get the same model as someone else, your wood watch will still have a one of a kind pattern and unique imperfections that no other watch can mimic. Add the individualized wear pattern that happens over time and each wood watch is even more distinguishable from others as the years go by. This not only makes wood watches trendier; it also helps them tell a story – the story of you!


Wooden Watches are Sustainable

It’s 2020 and climate concerns are at the forefront of everyone’s brains more than ever. Luckily, many businesses are starting to take notice, and are prioritizing more responsible production as a result. Urban Designer is one of those and seeks to mitigate damage by only using 100% reclaimed wood rather than freshly felled trees. This makes UD wood watches (and other wood accessories) eco-friendly and sustainable. So, for the environmentally conscious buyer, these watches are a no-brainer over the mass-produced metal watches we are used to.

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They are Stylish and Versatile

One of the biggest concerns held by those new to the wooden watch game is that wood watches are bulky, ugly, or otherwise just impractical. In reality, this couldn’t be much further from the truth. Just like any other watch out on the market, wood watches come in a wide variety of styles, colors, sizes, and specific materials. Whether you’re looking for something sleek and minimalistic, high-end or down-to-earth, or flashy or toned down, there’s a watch out there designed to fit your specific tastes. Wood watches also tend to be incredibly versatile, fitting in just as well in the board room as they do at home on weekends, and looking great with most outfits due to the simplicity of wood grain.


Wood Watches are Affordable

It’s no secret that a good metal watch can set one back potentially hundreds of dollars, depending on materials, craftsmanship, design, and more. Good news for those with little pocket change, though: wood watches don’t have this problem. Even some of the most high-end wood watches on the market today still won’t set you back more than maybe four or five hundred dollars. Meanwhile, you can find excellent handmade mid-range options for around a hundred or less!


They are Easy to Maintain

There’s a strong misconception out there that wood watches are difficult to wear and difficult to maintain. To set the record straight, this isn’t true at all. Perhaps one of the biggest reasons people love wood watches is because they are easy to care for! While some will recommend frequent cleaning, oiling, and delicate care, wood watches require little upkeep. Unless you have exceptionally dry skin or rarely wear your wood watch, the natural oils in your skin are more than enough to keep your watch well-conditioned and looking great. Wood watches are also fairly hearty and difficult to damage without particularly rough treatment, so you don’t have to worry too much on that front either. Basically, as long as you keep your watch away from water and in a safe place when not worn, they require little maintenance.


Wooden Watches Age Well

Perhaps the biggest reason to love wood watches over traditional metal ones is because of the aging process. Typically, watches made of stainless steel and other similar materials tend to lose some of their appeal over time, becoming duller, accumulating scratches, and overall, just looking a little worn down with constant wear. Wood watches don’t share this problem and instead actually look better with age. This is because your skin oils, sweat, and general wear pattern actually interact with the organic material and sort of “customize” it to your lifestyle and body. Over time, this adds up and the watch gains a richer color and complex patina. This only improves on the look of the watch and also sets it apart as this particular look just can’t be replicated. No offense to traditional metal watches, but they just can’t come close to aging that well.


While we’ve listed several good reasons to love wood watches, we’ve still only reached the tip of the iceberg. There’s still plenty more reasons people love these watches, including novelty, craftsmanship, comfort, history, and more. Just keep in mind, they have their own advantages and disadvantages, just like any other piece of jewelry. Of course, there’s also a wide variety of wood watch styles out there, too, so it never hurts to shop around a bit before committing. For great options and fair prices, visit our wood watches collection today to find your perfect fit.

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