Best Wooden Watch Reviews

Updated December 28, 2020

If you’re an accessory enthusiast, yet like to ensure the sustainability of your purchases, wood watches may be the way forward for you. Not only are watches made of wood beautifully unique and eye-catching, but they are far more environmentally friendly when it comes to production methods.

The majority of watches on the market today seem pretty similar, so it can be a challenge to find something that sticks out and elevates your style to another level. Wooden grain watches are modern with a naturalistic twist.

We’ve rounded up some of the best wood watches for both men and women in our wood watches review to remove the hassle of deciding which wooden watch to buy for you! Make sure to check out our wood watch buying guide at the end.

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1 Viable Harvest - Real Sandalwood Watch Viable Harvest Sandalwood Men's Watch
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2Treehut Men's Walnut Watch
Treehut - Men's Walnut and Ebony Wooden Watch
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Treehut Men's Walnut Watch
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3 Treehut - Men's Wooden Bamboo Watch Treehut Men's Wooden Bamboo Watch
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4 LeeEv - EV1001 Mens Natural Black & Zebra Sandal Wood
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LeeEv EV1001 Men's Watch
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1. Viable Harvest Sandalwood Men's Watch

Highlights
  • For both casual and business wear.
  • Hypoallergenic, ideal for those with sensitivities.
  • Beautiful white, modern design.
  • Three moving hands.

The Viable Harvest Real Sandalwood Watch is a beautiful melange between naturalistic wood and modern design. The white watch is an essential piece for both casual and business styles.

The design itself is very attractive for both men and women. It’s a beautiful watch with a white face, encased in an organic sandalwood shell. The watch strap is white leather with a cream-colored interior and has multiple size adjustments to work for a range of wrists and to compliment any outfit.

With this unique wood and leather design, this watch is perfect for those with metal allergies or specific skin sensitivities.

In terms of mechanics, the Viable Harvest watch is ultra-quiet and created with Japanese quartz movement systems, ensuring a fine ticking accessory. It’s made to last with an easily replaceable 4-year battery.

Last but not least, the watch face itself is large enough to be eye-catching, but not too large to be bulky. The simplistic and clean designed watch face allows you to easily read the time with a quick glance, rather than having to spend longer moving the watch closer to your eyes.

Specifications

Material:
Leather
Size:
9.75 x 1.75 x 0.37 inches
Battery Life:
4 years

Pros

  • High-quality Japanese quartz mechanics.
  • Lightweight and easy to wear.
  • Simple, classic watch face.
  • 4-year battery.

Cons

  • No numbers on the watch face.
  • Only available in white.

2. Treehut Men's Walnut Watch

Highlights
  • High quality 100% real walnut and ebony design.
  • The wooden design is eye-catching.
  • Japanese Miyota quartz movement.
  • Highly adjustable wooden link band.
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Treehut - Men's Walnut and Ebony Wooden Watch

The 100% walnut and ebony wooden design is certainly a statement piece. Plus, the wooden band can easily be adjusted by your jeweler by removing some of the wooden links for the perfect fit.

Treehut Men’s Walnut and Ebony wooden watch has high-quality Japanese Miyota quartz movement, which provides great quality as well as excellent value for your watch. This watch holds 3 dials.

The outer surface is created from mineral crystal which is a more scratch-resistant type of glass, ideal for your watch surface.

As well as the intrinsic details, this watch takes the materials one step further. It’s free from chemicals and paints, providing you with a beautifully crafted watch from natural elements. This also limits any irritation risks from wearing a watch daily. The deep brown wooden tone makes it an ideal men’s piece for everyday wear.

Specifications

Material:
Walnut, Ebony
Size:
7 x 1 x 0.3 inches
Battery Life:
5 years

Pros

  • Weather durable.
  • Free from chemicals and paints.
  • Adjustable band to fit many sizes.
  • Simplistic, timeless watch face.

Cons

  • Dark hands are a little harder to read.
  • For a higher budget.

3. Treehut Men's Wooden Bamboo Watch

Highlights
  • Eye Catching wooden face.
  • Resistant to water splashes and rain.
  • Sustainable bamboo design.
  • Genuine leather strap.

Thanks to the beautiful and sustainable bamboo design, this Treehut watch is both impressive looking and ultra-lightweight. This bamboo wood faced watch is sturdy, while providing a comfortable everyday accessory for your wardrobe. It’s an excellent choice for those who are more environmentally conscious of their fashion sense!

This bamboo design is a far more unique piece when compared to more traditional watch styles, which can often be much more expensive. The design itself consists of a 3 hand Japanese Miyota quartz movement system, with time increments rather than numbers on the watch face. This is paired with 5-year battery life.

Attached to the watch face is a genuine brown leather strap with a clasp allowing adjustments in size from 7 to 9 inches. The metal clasp itself is a traditional tang buckle, ensuring your watch stays in place.

Specifications

Material:
Leather, Bamboo
Size:
7 x 1 x 0.3 inches
Battery Life:
5 years

Pros

  • Minimalistic design to compliment any outfit.
  • Adjustable strap.
  • 3 hand quartz movement.
  • 5-year battery life.

Cons

  • Bamboo is weaker when compared to other watch materials.
  • The strap and watch face attachment could be a bit more secure.

4. LeeEv EV1001 Men's Watch

Highlights
  • Amazing value for money.
  • Hardened scratch-proof mineral glass watch face.
  • Double push clasp.
  • 100% eco-friendly wood in a unique design.
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LeeEv - EV1001 Mens Natural Black & Zebra Sandal Wood

First and foremost, the LeeEv EV1001 is an incredible value for money when we look at the cost compared to the materials and quality of the design.

The wooden watch features a 3-dial Japanese quartz movement with a watch face covered with hardened scratch-proof mineral glass. This ensures a long-lasting purchase that will keep its luxe appearance over time.

Both the outside of the watch face and the band are crafted from 100% eco-friendly sandalwood. The wood is also hypoallergenic and free from toxic chemicals.

The deep brown tone sandalwood is slightly marbled with lighter colored wood creating an iconic zebra-like pattern. As the appearance of wood can’t be totally controlled, each one of the LeeEv EV1001 watches varies slightly in their appearance giving an effectively one-off design for each piece.

Lastly, the watch band clasp has a double push mechanism which means it’s a little more secure than other watch clasps on the market.

Specifications

Material:
Sandalwood
Size:
7.01 x 6.61 x 1.18 inches
Battery Life:
5 years

Pros

  • Hypoallergenic materials.
  • Large watch face.
  • 3-dial Japanese quartz movement.
  • Total wooden watch face and band.

Cons

  • Not waterproof.
  • The size of the watch face could be a little bulky.

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1 Bioston - Casual Dress Vintage Wristwatch
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Bioston Casual Dress Women's Watch
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2 Cayman & CO - Swarovski Zebrawood Cayman & CO Zebrawood Women's Watch
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1. Bioston Casual Dress Women's Watch

Highlights
  • Eco-friendly ref Sandalwood case, with a cowhide strap
  • Decorated with rhinestone for a feminine touch.
  • Non-allergenic strap. 
  • Wooden bezel.
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Bioston - Casual Dress Vintage Wristwatch

Uwood’s Bioston Casual Dress watch has a very classic design, with a well-balanced watch size and strap width. The watch case is created from vintage red Sandalwood which gives it an attractive earthy-tone and a connection to nature.

This watch has several more subtle details that provide a gentle feminine touch. The watch face is perfectly decorated with rhinestones on the time markers for some bling. The sparkling stones paired with the natural cowhide strap creates a unique contrast in the design. It’s certainly a standout piece with incredible value for money.

In addition to the stylish appearance, the strap is also non-allergenic and easily adjustable. It fastens with a buckle which can be easier to secure than a clasp.

Lastly, the watch is not waterproof, however, it is splash proof meaning it can hold up against light rainfall and water splashes from washing your hands, for example.

Specifications

Material:
Sandalwood, Cow Hyde
Size:
9.45 x 1.42 x 0.31 inches
Battery Life:
12 - 18 months

Pros

  • Adjustable strap.
  • Splashproof.
  • Lightweight design that’s easy to wear.
  • Strong and resistant, long-lasting band.

Cons

  • Short battery life
  • The leather strap can be a little rough.

2. Cayman & CO Zebrawood Women's Watch

Highlights
  • Stunning aqua blue watch face.
  • Swarovski crystal time increments.
  • Swiss movement.
  • Vegan brand.

This striking blue-faced ladies wooden watch radiates elegance and luxury. It’s certainly a piece for a lady looking for a unique watch design with a natural wooden touch.

Sapphire crystal glass covers the watch face for a scratch-resistant design that can withstand daily bumps and knocks. The watch holds high-quality Swiss Ronda Normtech Caliber 763 movement with the accuracy of -10/+20 seconds /mo. The watch fastens with a double push clasp to ensure it stays put throughout the day.

Although the watch isn’t waterproof, it is suitable for everyday wear and can withstand water splashes from the kitchen or the gym, However, it’s best to remove it when showering.

It has a timeless design that won’t go out of style. Plus, an extra element of luxury with Swarovski crystal hour markers and glossy gold-colored dials.

As a bonus, Cayman & Co. are a vegan brand that stays away from leather and other animal products in their watch designs.

Specifications

Material:
Wood and Sapphire Crystal
Size:
4.33 x 3.31 x 1.81 inches

Pros

  • The beautiful design will elevate any outfit.
  • Splash proof for everyday wear.
  • Double push clasp to secure it on your wrist.
  • Scratch-resistant glass.

Cons

  • Can not be submerged in water.
  • The watch face is a little small.

Wooden Watch Buying Guide

Wood Watch Brands

As with most styles of watches, there are many brands on the market offering top-notch wooden watches. However, there are a few key variants between brands: affordability and quality. 

Some of the top wooden watch brands we have mentioned in our wooden watch reviews above are LeeEv Viable Harvest and TreeHut, each offering beautifully unique designs and a range of prices.

Although it’s a good idea to make yourself aware of the brands out there, it’s probably more useful to focus on the watch itself!

Design & Style

Although watches are for telling the time, of course, they have become a daily accessory for both men and women to elevate their style to the next level. With the popularity of watches, a huge range of designs and styles have emerged for every need. 

For example, the beautiful wooden watches we have reviewed vary from simplistic and iconic white watches to compliment an outfit, to total wooden face watches with wooden bands to create a totally unique piece. 

Waterproof Watches

Watches have been designed with everyday life in mind with waterproof or splash-proof features, and scratch-resistant glass faces. Just like waterproof wooden watches have been designed to allow you to wear it at all times – even swimming or in the shower. Plus, diving watches have been designed to withstand an increase of pressure underwater. 

When deciding to buy a waterproof watch, it’s crucial to check whether it has been specified as “splash proof” or “waterproof” and to what depth. Many people often make the mistake of reading “waterproof” and assuming they can swim, when it means the watch will survive washing the dishes! If you want a sturdy woman watch that will keep ticking through the worst of water immersions, we offer you a few of the best choices for water resistant women’s watches.

Masculine and Feminine Designs

Furthermore, many watches have been designed with either men or women in mind. Feminine style watches often have larger watch faces and a narrower band, or are generally smaller for a more elegant style. Masculine watch designs usually feature more robust watch faces and bands, with darker and more dampened colors.

But don’t feel restricted by the gendered designs, as most watches are pretty unisex in their appearance!

Wood and Steel Watch

Although our reviewed watched are primarily crafted from different types of wood, they will include small metal parts to secure the watch design; such as the watch case, steel screws, and dials (auxiliary dials). The band fastening clasp will most likely be made of steel too, as with many of the watches above. 

Steel is something known as an alloy of the metal iron. It’s a more durable metal alloy than others and is commonly used for watch cases due to its strength and resistance to tarnishing. 

The blend of deep wood coloring and clean steel is also a very aesthetically pleasing watch appearance! Win-win. 

Engraved Wood Watch

An engraved gift adds a personal touch to any gift, especially for a loved one. If you’re looking to ass something especially personal and unique to a watch, engraving it could be perfect.

Naturally, your next thoughts would be about what to engrave. Here are some ideas:

  • A special date, such as your anniversary or a birthday.
  • A love note.
  • A special name, such as that of your children or parent.

Although not all brands will engrave it themselves, you can take your wooden watch to your jeweler or watch smith who should be able to engrave it for you.

Wood Watch Box

Your brand new watch will be the start of the show in your watch collection, or it will be the beginning of it. But with purchasing great watch designs, it’s important to have a proper way to store them. A wood watch box provides a rustic storage solution, with a modern purpose.

Wood watch boxes are effectively a case for your watch, much like a sunglasses case. The role of the watch box is to safely store your new accessory away from dust, dirt, and scratches.

There are many designs to wood watch boxes to fit your needs. Some are available with more than one compartment if you have, or are looking to start, a collection. You can also find wood watch boxes with glass windows on the top. This way you can display your watches even while you are not wearing them.

Pricing Range

As we have seen with our reviews above, prices in watches vary. Some brands offer great quality expensive watches, while others can also offer a brilliant quality cheap wood watch in a similar design.

When deciding whether or not the price is worth it, you can start by looking at the features the watch offers. Does it have exceptional features that less expensive watches don’t offer? Or, is it hard to judge why the price is so high? 

Next, you should take a look at the materials of the watch, as we have mentioned in our reviews. Bear in mind that some watch materials (such as wood, glass, and metals) than others which can increase the price! As well as the exterior materials, different watch movement types can affect the price range. 

Japanese Miyota quartz, featured in the reviewed watches above, is slightly cheaper when compared to Swiss movements. Although the Swiss movement is more expensive, it’s not necessarily better.

At the end of the day, once you have chosen your price range you can look for a watch with all the features you like. You’re likely to find a vast difference in price ranges for very similar looking watches!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I set the date on my original grain watch?
A:

To set the date, follow these simple steps below. If your watch is brand new, you’ll probably need to remove the plastic tag that sits between the crown and the watch.

  • Pull the crown (the dial on the side) all the way out into position 2. 
  • Push the dial back in halfway to reach position 1. You should hear a small click.
  • Turn the crown dial clockwise to choose the day, and turn the dial anti-clockwise to set the date to yesterday.
  • Pull the crown all the way out to position 2 and turn the dial clockwise until the date automatically changes. This means you have reached the morning (AM) time.
  • Turn the dial clockwise again until you reach the desired time.
  • Push the crown all the way back in.

Our Verdict

At first, a wooden watch seems like an odd idea. However, after exploring the designs themselves it’s easy to see how noticeable and impressive a wooden watch can be.

Wooden watches make a cool present for anyone, especially if you choose to get it engraved and if the watch comes with a matching watch box. But after reading up on these watches, you may find yourself buying one too!

Not only do wooden watches put a refreshing spin on traditional watch designs, but they’re also a far more sustainable and eco-friendly option. So you’ll be both finessing your fashion sense and doing the planet a favor!

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