The humble wooden watch is a very in-demand piece of wrist wear.
When I first bought my own wooden watch around 5 years ago, I doubt many people in Australia had ever seen anything like it - I sure hadn't.
Well here we are in 2017 and whilst wooden watches still regularly manage to blow the minds of people that haven't seen them before (many a barista or bartender have paused mid-service to ask me if they can look closer at my watch) the awareness and demand for wooden watches is slowly growing. And rightly so.
It's not hard to see why; they're lighter, more comfortable, better for the environment and, if I may say so, something that you will care for and value much more than a metal or plastic watch.
Whilst we're spreading the word about all-natural wrist candy, we decided to knock up a quick video showcasing out favourite wooden watches of 2017, from our favourite two brands 'WeWood' and 'Tmbr'.
There's a lot of different styles for both men and women, made from different types of wood such as Maple, Walnut wood, Indian Rosewood, African Blackwood and even Australia's own Tasmanian Blackwood.
Wood is a naturally sustainable and renewable material, but brands like WeWood take this a step further and actually source recycled wood which would otherwise go to waste - such as offcuts from furniture makers. On top of that, they also plant 1 new tree for every watch sold. You really can't get a more eco friendly watch than that.
Greenlife has always been a champion of eco-friendly timepieces, and we'll keep on searching the world to bring you new brands and new designs.
Many brands such as WeWood are continually launching new and experimental watches to evolve their range even further, so we'll be sure to keep you posted.
If you want to view our full range of wood watches, click here.
We're always happy to continue the conversation - if you have any questions, comments, or just generally want to say G'day, leave a comment in the section below.
- Matthew, Owner of Greenlife.