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Forum topic by Mauricio posted 07-18-2014 10:54 PM 531 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mauricio

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07-18-2014 10:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wooden watches products accessories

Ive seen wooden watches at the watch store before. I thought they were really cool but they were expensive.

Looks like there are wooden watches available on ETSY for about $60! Pretty sweet, I need me one of these!
https://www.etsy.com/search/handmade?q=wooden+watch&ship_to=US

They claim to be hand made but there is no way, they have to be done on a CNC right?

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch


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terryR

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#1 posted 07-18-2014 11:05 PM

They DO look cool, but the ones I see are Quartz movements, and wooden face and wrist strap?

cool stuff on etsy…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#2 posted 07-18-2014 11:11 PM

Yeah, thats the ones. Some of them take about 30days to ship (looks like China) so plan ahead if you order one as a gift.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#3 posted 07-19-2014 12:32 AM

It might be fun to dis-assemble a new $40 watch and build a wooden case for it! :)

They’ve got some pretty nice looking watches in the $440 range! Although, I leave my watch strapped to the tractor, so that leaves me out.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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lateralus819

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#4 posted 07-19-2014 01:19 AM

Earths watch makes some good watches.

I talked to the guy for a while, although i was pissed he lied to me. Did he think a woodworker wouldnt know the difference between dyed rosewood and ebony?

I asked if he had any of ebony he says this one right here, so i looked quickly and was like oh okay sure!

So my wife and I bought them, $160 worth i think? I get home and I’m looking closely, and the “ebony” had the same grain as the rosewood.

That aside, it is still a nice watch as far as the woodwork goes. I feel the mechanism could be a little “Better” for the price, but I’m happy.

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin

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alohafromberkeley

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#5 posted 07-19-2014 01:37 AM

Mauricio…Martin & MacArthur is a large company in Hawai’i that started in furniture (mainly Koa & Monkey Pod) but has branched out to smaller items in the last few years- watches, pendants, lamps etc…..I have been told that one of the reasons for Koa getting so scarce is their use of what used to be considered off cuts for smaller items. Not sure what percentage of Koa lumber they use, but they do make tons of items from it…..like a lot of stuff labeled “Made in Hawai’i” their stuff is really expensive…..Thanks for posting the Etsy link, though….anything wood is good….....Wes

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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Mauricio

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#6 posted 07-20-2014 03:25 AM

Lateralus, sounds nice even if it is dyed rosewood, $160 inst to much for a quality watch.

Wes, My floors are fake Koa, I’m sure anything made of that is beautiful.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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