Smart Choice Wooden Watches for Smart and Fashion
Wood watches were once a cheap, hippy/beach bum staple, adorning the wrists of surfers who –
ironically – probably didn’t really care much about what time it was. But lately, wooden watch
have become far more refined, often using Swiss watch makers for the mechanisms.
The best wood watches are sustainable, ethical and vegan friendly. Just like our selection, below!
Wood is also far more sustainable than other mined materials used to make watch. But that being
said, of course not everything is made from trees: the mechanics of movement will be quartz or
metallic, so you’ll never wear 100 percent tree on your wrist.
Still, wood is a great and versatile material for watches, especially when it’s sourced from easily
like ebony, sandalwood or zebrawood, which are all endangered on some level or another.
Wooden watch come with yet another benefit: they are designed to handle a bit of light water
contact. Sure, they may not be as watertight as diving watches, but they don’t die if they’re
submerged in a shower every now and then. Upkeep is also easy – just wearing them on your
wrist gives the wood some natural oils from those that are on your own body.
And finally, the natural, neutral colours and grains of wood mean that these watches go
beautifully with just about any outfit, any time.
Here’s our pick of the best wooden watches for conscious fashionistas – both male and female.
The Best Wood Watches for Conscious Fashionistas
BEST WOOD WATCHES / BOBO BIRD WOOD WATCHES
Top South African wood watch brand Bobo Bird makes some of the most luxurious sustainable
wooden watch around. Their refined, sophisticated designs top quality materials in a thoroughly
eco-friendly manufacturing process.
These modern watches are stylish enough for the wrists of CEOs and executives, and yet
sustainable enough for activists and environmentalists.
Prices: From R999 and more… for limited edi