I’m a watch person. I love watches. My mom’s gifted me a number of Superman watches, which I collect for fun. I look for sturdy watches that can take a lot of punishment. I save my money to buy a watch every few years. My favorite watch has been my Skagen from 9 years ago, which has been abused by my clumsiness. I wear a watch almost every day. I don’t know why people think smartphones will make watches obsolete. It’s way easier to glance at your wrist than to pull out a phone from your bag or pocket. Plus they’re a great accessory.
During the holidays, Gilt ran a flash sale for WeWood watches. I was curious – I’d never heard of a wooden watch before and wondered how they’d actually hold up. For every watch sold, they plant a tree. Sold! I bought a watch for myself and one for The Wife.
This is mine and I love it. I’ve worn it almost every day and it has already taken some bangs and slams from me. So far, it’s still alive. It’s very lightweight. You’d think wood would be heavy but it’s not. Hardly. This fact sold The Wife. Most men’s watches are heavy and that’s the main reason he doesn’t wear a watch. His WeWood Watch is so light, he’s been wearing it often.
The clasp is my least favorite part of the watch. It takes a little bit of practice to get it on, but it’s fine.
If the watch is too big when it comes in (as it was for me), it’s easy to take the links off. It also helps to have another person there to help you push the screws out.
The model I have is called the Date Watch in Black. As you can see, it’s not quite black, but more of a very dark brown. This is dependent on the wood being used, so if you decide to order one for yourself, know that the colors are probably going to be a little lighter than listed.
So far, I’ve already slammed my hand (and wrist) into a file cabinet, bathroom door, and car door, and the watch, my wedding ring, and my fingers have all made it!
I don’t know about you but the older I get, the more picky I am with my pricey purchases. This – it’s a reco and two thumbs up for me!
If you have questions about the watch, you can contact the company directly. They’ve got an office in Hollywood. Yeah!
If you have a WeWood watch or have other watch recos, let me know in the comments! Enjoy!