Yesterday I came across a wooden watch for sale in a local art store. Every bit of the watch was wood, including the band, excluding the internals and some pins. It was beautiful and really unique, and I picked it up gingerly assuming it was a master carpenter’s exquisite piece, and was shocked to see a reasonable price tag.
There seem to be two major companies manufacturing these, one of them out of Canada ( http://tensewatch.com/ ). Being relatively new to woodworking, I can’t help but wonder how they are making these. They must be mass produced considering the price, but how? They are intricate enough that I thought they would surely have to be handmade.
It definitely makes me want to try making one myself (and I don’t wear a watch), but the band pieces and the watch face are intimidating. I was also suprised to see that they don’t have any finishing, leaving them very exposed to weather. Anyone here ever make something like this?