Wood or Metal Watches: Which Material is Best for You - The Sustainable Watch Company

Wood or Metal Watches: Which Material is Best for You

Wood or Metal Watches: Which Material is Best for You

The watch has always been an essential accessory in our wardrobe. Many of us wear watches on a daily basis and love to style and pair them with our outfits for everyday and special occasions. Watches are not just timepieces anymore; nowadays, with multiple different styles and types of watches to choose from, watches are stylish accessories that can effortlessly elevate your outlook.

The most popular options for watches are classic metal and new, innovative wooden watches that have taken the market by storm, providing a more sustainable alternative, whilst maintaining a classic look. Both wood and metal offer advantages and disadvantages. Metal watches have been a popular choice for decades. However, with the rise in the popularity of sustainable fashion, wooden watches have gained popularity in recent years. Not only because they are sustainable watches, but also because of their unique styling. Though, when it comes to strength and durability, are they the perfect choice for you? Choosing between wooden and metal watches can be a tough decision.

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In this blog, we will explore the differences between the two choices. Despite the heritage of metal watches, wooden watches come with a whole host of new benefits previously unavailable to the watch market, making them a perfect choice for you.

Benefits of Wearing Wooden Watches

1. Each piece is unique

Wooden watches have outstanding natural looks and unique aesthetics that set them apart from metal watches. Each piece of wood has a unique texture, colour palette, and grain pattern. This makes each of our wooden watches and wooden straps a unique and one-of-a-kind accessory. Additionally, wooden watches are able to maintain classic, timeless designs that never go out of style.

2. Sustainable

    If you value eco-living and prefer a sustainable lifestyle, choosing an eco-friendly watch could be the choice for you. Our watches and straps are made from natural, recycled materials, including recovered Zebrawood, Maple, and Red Sandalwood, upcycled from natural wood furniture. This makes our range a more environmentally-friendly option than metal watches, reducing waste.

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    Additionally, our watches made of wood have a lower carbon footprint than metal watches as they are handmade, which is a low-energy production technique.

    3. Lightweight

    Wooden watches are lightweight, making them more comfortable than most metal alternatives. Metal watches can be quite heavy, and wearing them for extended periods can be uncomfortable. The wooden wristwatch is made from naturally lighter wooden material, the best option for those who want a comfortable everyday accessory which isn’t a burden throughout the day.

    4. Hypoallergenic

    Some people are allergic to certain metals, and metal watches are often not hypoallergenic, which means they can cause skin irritation and discomfort. Wooden watches are made from natural materials, suitable for people with sensitive skin, and less likely to cause an allergic reaction. Moreover, metal watches can also cause skin irritation if exposed to extremely hot temperatures for a long time. However, that’s not the case with wooden watches, as they are breathable. Some of our watches do contain metals, so please check the style and metal elements of our watches ahead of purchasing for this reason. If you have any questions about this, please contact us, and we will be happy to help!

    5. Durability

    Metal watches are generally considered more durable than wooden watches. However, contrary to popular belief, wooden watches are more than equipped to withstand daily wear and tear and last just as long as any metal alternative! Our watches and straps are joined together with metal pins, making the bands just as durable as a metal counterpart. Our watches are finished with a protective layer, making them 3 ATM water resistant , and scratch resistant. The protective layer not only ensures the durability of the wooden watches but also enhances their look with a smooth finish.

    6. Affordable

    Just like metal watches, the price of wooden watches can vary depending on the design, materials used, and movement type amongst other aspects. However, in general wooden watches can provide a more affordable luxury option than metal watches, especially if you compare the looks achieved in our range of wooden watches to metal watches with similar luxurious aesthetics. Affordable wood watches can be the perfect option for those looking for a unique and stylish watch that fits their budget without compromising on design and quality

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    Why not buy Mother Nature some time?

    Your watch is more than just a functional accessory; it reflects your style and your values. When it comes to choosing between wooden and metal watches, ultimately it depends on an individual’s personal style and preference. However, there is something special about wooden watches that makes them stand out.

    Wearing wooden watches is a way to connect with nature, pairing the beauty of the natural wood with the brilliant engineering of the watch movements. A purpose-driven accessory serves as a reminder of the importance of sustainable practices, and with wooden watches you not only make a fashion statement but also a clear statement about your commitment to stopping climate change.

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