U.S. Paper and Wood Manufacturers Show Their Sustainability Progress

wood sustainability environment

The American Forest & Paper Association has released its 2016 Sustainability Report. In this report they showcase the U.S. pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products industry’s sustainability  statistics. In this report is explains the industries progress towards their goal of achieving the Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability.

The American Forest & Paper Association Report highlights:

  • Greenhouse gas emissions were reduced by 16%, more than 15% that was expected for the same period
  • The safety incidence rate has improved by more than 40%, more than 25% that was planned
  • More than 63% of paper consumed in the United States was recovered through recycling for the past 7 years
  • Pulp and paper mills are self-generating an average of 66% of their energy from biomass and renewable sources
  • Water consumption by mills is now reused on average ten times. 

To view the full report: http://sustainability.afandpa.org/ 

16 of the top wood watches

top wood watches

Wooden watches are the latest fashion eco-trend out today. Many new brands and choices have hit the market recently, making the available choices hard to keep up with. Here at WoodMafia Watches, we have put together a list of the best wooden watches on the market today. 

Over the past few years we have reviewed a lot of watches, traditionally wood watches have been made for the larger male wrist, but we have focused on creating a balanced view of for women and men. We have reviewed and tested various types of wooden wristwatches for women and men, all the watches below have been independently tested and voted on externally. Feel free to make any comments of the watches we have showcased below. 

 

Best womens wood watches

It’s that time again, we’re reviewing more wooden watches which are made from timber, and this time we are looking at the best wooden watches for women. While Wood watches have become the latest eco-trend to hit the market, most of the time wood watches are designed for the larger male wrists. We have chosen to take a good look at watches designed exclusively for women.

We have tried and tested many different types of watches designed for women, and we are sharing our findings. All watches have been independently tested and voted on by our esteemed panel of women. If you have any feedback, please do not hesitate to comment.

 

1) Frankie Series Plumb

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After hours of tribulations and testing, we have found the best women’s wood watch. We believe value for money, style and design are encapsulated in this brilliant timepiece. Jord have created a brilliant watch which is adored by many, based on a minimal yet elegant design, the plumb wood watch in the Frankie series is a synchronized canvas of moments.

This watch lets you find elegance with ease in the ultra slim case powered by a Swiss movement and enjoy the comfort of the straight line strap. The Frankie series of watches showcase an uncomplicated face, allowing focus, and the streamlined shape offers a unique style. You will get a lot of attention with this amazing wood watch from Jord.

Frankie Plumb wood women’s watch features

  • Best in class women’s wood watch
  • Sapphire crystal glass
  • Automatic deployment clasp with push buttons
  • Swiss movement

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2) WeWood Mimosa

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The next on our list is WeWood’s new Mimosa wood range, this watch has been designed especially for the ladies, and is the perfect fit for smaller wrists, which is why its one of our favourite.

The brilliant Mimosa wood watch is the smallest, and most feminine watch produced by WeWood, it has a simple yet elegant design hand crafted from Tasmanian Blackwood. You will be sure to attract lots of attention while wearing this beautiful watch.

Mimosa wood watches are incredibly warm and lightweight – the watch is very strong and durable, yet it weighs next to nothing. We absolutely love this watch and believe this is one of the best on our list.

WeWood Mimosa wood watch features

  • 100% Natural Wood
  • Colours: Mimosa Nut, Mimosa Chocolate
  • Hypo-allergenic 
  • Miyota movement
  • Hardened, scratch-proof mineral glass
  • Silver watch details

3) WeWOOD Date Flower Beige Women’s Watch

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The new Date Beige timepiece from WeWood has been voted one of the top wood watches for Women. This is the watch that kickstarted a number of wood watch ventures and is WeWood’s most popular style of watch.

My partner purchased one of these over 3 years ago, since then she has worn it all over the world, and she is still wearing it today! Features of the Date wood watch from WeWood include a contemporary bold, clear design, making this watch not only perfect for women but men as well.

The watch has been made from 100% natural wood, and is free of any artificial and toxic materials. Making this one of the top watch by WeWood, it is more lightweight and comfortable than any watch you’ll ever wear. Even on cold mornings this watch is it’s warm as soon as you put it on.

WeWood Date Beige wood watch features

  • 100% Natural Wood
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Hardened, scratch-proof mineral glass
  • Free of toxic chemicals
  • Stainless Steel movement from Myota

4) Dreamy Watch Cycle CC0104 

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Welcome to the Dreamy Wood Watch entry in this watch review. This watch is a beautifully designed mechanical watch. The Cycle CC0104 is a beautiful integration of metal and wood.

When you wear this amazing watch, you will feel the harmony of mechanical engineering embedded in the heart of this watch. Every piece of these watches are installed and tested by skilled watch craftsman. This amazing watch could not be passed up when creating this of list, we have found that Dreamy Wood Watches are seriously underrated for their value, beauty and skilful engineering.

5) Tree Hut Classic

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Tree Hut have done it again with their Classic watch made from bamboo. This timepiece is equipped with high quality Japan quartz movement, with the strap is made of genuine leather. This is one of the cheaper watches in our selection but it is a great example of quality at a great price.

The Tree Hut story is really inspiring. We also really like the cause they are supporting and their environmental focus. We have been playing around with their Classic watch for some time and look forward to seeing their latest styles. You cannot pass up a Tree Hut Classic Women’s Wood Watch.

Tree Hut’s Classic Women’s Wood Watch features

  • Japanese Quartz movement
  • Strap made from genuine leather
  • Minimalist Design
  • 3 ATM Water Resistant
  • Durable & Long Lasting

6) Tense Women’s Mini Summit

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Tense has gone with a design to create that perfect image you are going for. To do this you will need something that complements your unique yet classy aura. If a regular watch just doesn’t seem to do the trick then perhaps a  watch from Tense will do exactly what you are looking after.

The crowns and the push-button clasps are made from high quality stainless steel. The face of this watch are a bold square with rounded corners. Standing out in a stark contrast with the bracelet. Furthermore, each minute is also clearly indicated by a small dash on the watch.

Classy and elegant at the first glance, and yet original and unique upon second glance. This watch has been crafted in their Summit model, using dark Sandalwood to make a bold statement. The grain patterns are subtle yet visible throughout the dark colour. This watch is hypoallergenic not only beautiful and durable.

Tense Dark solid wood watch features

  • Three eye wood bracelet wrist watch
  • Water resistant
  • Very light weight
  • Solid sandalwood case
  • Stainless Steel movement from Myota

7) Tense Women’s Northwest Watch

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Tense had made this all wood watch from wood from the Northwest Territories in Canada, this watch comes in many colours from light and dark variances. Displaying beautiful numbers, this watch is natural, elegant, unique and will age beautifully the more you wear it. This watch is really light, and makes wearing this watch very comfortable.

Tense make all their best wood watches by master craftsman, all their bracelets are hypo-allergenic and are made so metal will not touch the skin. Every watch made by Tense is unique and one of a kind, this is because wood is an organic material that is never the same.
The watch bracelet can be adjusted using two small screwdrivers to modify the links in the bracelet, or you could take the watch to the nearest watch or jewellery shop. Taking care of this wood watch is very similar to other wood products. The watch comes in a classy box, with a watch pillow and warranty registration information.

Tense Dark Sandalwood watch features

  • Water resistant
  • 24 month warranty
  • Made from wood from northwest Canada
  • Bracelet style strap
  • Natural wood face with numerals 1-12

 

A few places you can buy wood watches

Amazon  | Etsy | WoodMafia

The best wood watch for men

Cocuzzi Number 05 Watch

Jewellery made from wood or timber is the latest trend to hit the market. Over the past few years, a lot of watchmakers that specialise in making the best wood watches have started up. We have tested and evaluated a lot of wood watches over the years in order to find the best wood watch money can buy.

After years of searching, we believe that we have found top watch that has been hand crafted from wood. Made by Cocuzzi, their watches are a celebration of beauty, contemporary art and functionality. After five minutes with this watch, you will fall for the stunning beauty of this hand crafted wood watch made by Cocuzzi. Their watches are characterised by the designer’s immaculate eye for detail, even the watchstrap and clasp are made from wood. The wood undertakes a number of processes making it durable and 100% water proof.

Cocuzzi #5 Watch main features

  • All parts are Swiss Made
  • Outer Case: Solid wood with an internal brass case
  • Swiss Movement: ETA 251.272
  • Bezel: Solid wood over the top of brass support
  • Hands: Screw chrome
  • Face: Sapphire Crystal
  • Counters: Inlayed in wood
  • Index: Stick with pins

See the full review of the world’s best wood watches


By Simon Barnett, an avid wood watch creator and collector. Simon has over 37 types of wood watches.

Wood to be used in more hi-rise buildings

wood sustainability environment

Wood has experienced a renaissance of sorts in recent years, in the process providing a boost to the forest and wood products industry. Wood-product proponents tout a range of benefits relative to alternative materials such as concrete and steel, including: renewability; a smaller carbon and environmental footprint; and lower cost.

Many argue that advances in wood technologies – especially mass-timber products such as cross-laminated timber (CLT) – have been a “game changer” in the construction industry, with such products providing vastly improved strength, durability, seismic performance, and fire-resistance.

Supporters also assert that mass-timber products are easily installed and generate almost no on-site waste since they are pre-fabricated. Despite these advantages, there is no full recognition in U.S. building codes for CLT, although its use could be authorized under the “alternate methods” of construction, § 104.11, and its use is recognized in Chapter 6 of the 2015 IBC.

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How to choose the right jewellery when you have a metal allergy

People, who suffer allergic skin reactions to metal, have a real challenge when it comes to finding jewellery they can wear. In a cost-saving measure, a lot of jewellery manufacturers are adding cheap metal alloys that lead sensitive skin to have adverse reactions. When you know which metals you’re allergic to and which ones are hypoallergenic you can look for the kinds of jewellery and accessories that you can wear without worry.

 

 

What Happens With a Metal Allergy?

People with metal allergies get contact dermatitis or rashes when their skin comes in contact with certain metals. This frequently happens when they wear jewellery because it touches the skin for long periods of time when being worn. Some people trace their allergic reactions to metal way back to their childhood, while others somehow develop the allergy in later years. Piercings often trigger an allergic reaction because an open wound is being exposed to metal. When you have a metal allergy it isn’t going to go away, but it can certainly get worse with repeated exposure.

Metals That Commonly Cause Allergies

Many people are allergic to nickel so a piece of jewellery that contains nickel will often irritate the skin. What makes it worse, is that nickel can be dissolved in water to form salts. Therefore, when someone wears a watch, bracelet or ring containing nickel and they perspire or wash their hands, the salts will cause a painful and/or itchy skin reaction. The same reaction can occur when perfumes, lotions and soaps are being used on sensitive skin, given enough moisture. In addition to nickel, cobalt and copper are also prone to causing allergic skin reactions.

Metal Alloys in Jewellery

Oftentimes people will have skin reactions when wearing gold and/or silver, and so they just assume they’re allergic to these metals. But the truth is that these metals very rarely cause reactions. What is happening is more likely that these individuals are reacting to the metal alloys contained in their gold and/or silver jewellery pieces. The alloys have probably been added in an effort to make the metal harder, more durable and less expensive.

When you have gold and silver pieces that are low karat, it’s highly likely they’ve been mixed with copper and nickel, which many people are allergic to. Copper is often used in making brass jewellery, leading many people to think they’re allergic to brass.

Symptoms Associated with Metal Allergies

The main symptom that shows up on the skin is something called contact dermatitis, meaning it’s a skin reaction from coming in contact with the metal. The reaction usually appears within 24 hours of being in contact with the metal and will be in the same area, but can certainly spread and affect other areas of the body. Once the metal is removed the symptoms will go away.

These allergic skin reactions can range in degree of severity, from mild to serious and they make people more prone to infections. In a mild case the skin will itch and become reddish and swollen. In severe cases, the skin will become dry, cracks will for, and even painful blisters.

Why Do Certain Types of Jewellery Cause People to have Allergic Reactions?

A lot of jewellery being made today contains trace amounts of metal alloys usually nickel. This is especially common when it’s inexpensive. Very often jewellery that’s plated has nickel beneath the metal seen on the top. Jewellery made of leather can also cause allergic reactions. The reason for this is that in tanning the leather metal is used, which leaves traces behind on the leather. Even these tiny amounts can cause someone to have an allergic reaction when leather is used on or as a piece of jewellery.

Jewellery often does not come with a label listing its contents, however consumers can test their jewellery with an at-home metal-testing kit. These kits come with a solution that you can drop onto a fresh cotton ball, then rubbed onto the jewellery. When a certain metal is detected the solution on the cotton ball will change colour. These testing kits will not damage the jewellery and are very useful in helping people identify jewellery and/or accessories that might cause them to have an allergic reaction.

Hypoallergenic Jewellery

Jewellery designers today have advanced technology at their disposal, which has allowed them to make beautiful jewellery pieces from hypoallergenic materials. Certain materials can give the shiny appearance of being made of precious metals, while other hypoallergenic materials can offer bright vivid colours that look amazing on jewellery and accessories.

One jewellery material that you can be sure is hypoallergenic is wood or timber, in fact there are some beautiful hypoallergenic watches made of wood and you will never need to worry about having an allergic reaction while wearing any of these watches.

Fine Jewelry Made of Hypoallergenic Materials

People love receiving fine jewellery as a gift, and love wearing it on formal occasions. Many people even collect fine jewellery as a matter of pride in having something of monetary and sentimental value to leave their children. Here is a list of hypoallergenic materials often used in fine jewellery in creating beautiful pieces adorned with diamonds and/or other gemstones:

14-Karat Gold and Up

For gold jewellery to be hypoallergenic it must be at least 14-karat gold. If you buy anything lower, it will most likely contain allergens like nickel and other metal alloys. Do not buy rose gold, or gold of any other colour, because it will probably contain copper and/or other metals that could cause an allergic skin reaction.

Palladium

If you were interested in buying jewellery made of white gold, it would be better to instead buy pieces made of palladium. Palladium has a silvery white look to it, almost like platinum, but it is less expensive. Very often there is nickel and rhodium in white gold, but when Palladium alloys replace those, the piece is a lot less likely to cause allergic skin reactions like contact dermatitis.

Platinum

Jewellery made of platinum is a stunning silvery white colour with a lot of shine to it. Platinum is totally hypoallergenic in that it usually contains less than 10% metal alloys. It’s very pure and safe for people prone to metal allergies.

Argentium Sterling Silver

Traditional sterling silver is 92.5% silver plus 7.5% metal alloy, which is usually copper. Argentium is hypoallergenic and can be used instead of copper without compromising the gorgeous appearance and appeal of sterling silver. Argentium sterling silver is also tarnish resistant, which is a wonderful benefit for jewellery.

Hypoallergenic Jewellery for Men

Men are not as inclined as women to have metal allergies, however 6% of men do get contact dermatitis from metal jewellery and need to find alternatives. Men can choose jewellery and accessories made from the materials already listed, as well as from the following materials:

Titanium

Aside from being hypoallergenic, titanium is very durable. You will find that many rings for men are made of titanium because it has a number of beneficial properties. Titanium is highly resistant to corrosion, even from the chlorinated water in swimming pools, and from perspiration. Some jewellers substitute titanium alloys in gold jewellery instead of using nickel and/or other alloys.

Wood

You may be surprised to know that wood is being used on high-end watches to great acclaim. There are no two grains alike so a wooden watch is unique, quite beautiful and hypoallergenic as well. Because of their uniqueness, wooden watches often become a conversation piece, drawing attention and compliments among both men and women. You can find a wonderful assortment of hypoallergenic wooden watches.

High-tech Ceramic

You will find high-tech ceramic often used in men’s rings and watches. This is a synthetic material containing no metal, so it is naturally hypoallergenic and has the benefit of being very durable. Another advantage that high-tech ceramic has is that it is lightweight, which makes it very comfortable. It also comes in a variety of colours, which stay vivid and bright over time, never fading.

Tungsten

Tungsten is another metal that is naturally hypoallergenic and you will find this alloy in gold jewellery. Tungsten has a brushed-looking finish, which keeps it free from scratches.

Hypoallergenic Fashion or Costume Jewellery

Rubber & Plastic

Very often people assume that because fashion or costume jewellery is inexpensive that cheap materials are being used and these would cause allergic skin reactions. However, there is a lot of fashion jewellery on the market that is stylish and trendy and totally hypoallergenic. You can find cute bracelets made of rubber and plastic, which are perfect for casual outfits.

Wood

Wood is also a safe bet when you want to avoid having an allergic reaction to your jewellery, and is often preferred in choosing a watchband. Wooden watchbands are very popular these days, especially on watchbands. It looks beautiful and it feels cool when on your wrist. Because wood is naturally anti-bacterial, it doesn’t attract germs so you never need to worry about any bacteria building up on the watchband. Take a look at a wonderful assortment of hypoallergenic wooden watches.

Pleather

Necklace chains made of pleather won’t cause allergic skin reactions like real leather does. Pleather comes in a variety of colours and finishes and jewellery, including watchbands, made of pleather can nicely compliment any casual outfit.

Niobium

Niobium is a metal that has undergone certain electrical processes, making it hypoallergenic and it comes in a range of vibrant colours. This makes niobium ideal for artists and jewellery designers and you can find some gorgeous pieces of fashion or costume jewellery made with this metal. 

Hypoallergenic Handmade Jewellery

People who are into making handmade jewellery often have a hard time finding hypoallergenic materials for customers who are prone to metal allergies. Metal beads and earring hooks usually contain a lot of nickel and copper, which these customers would definitely react to. However, you can find plenty of beads made of clay, crystal, glass, plastic and wood. And you can also get earring hooks made of surgical steel or niobium, all of which are hypoallergenic.

Crafters who do macramé often make accessories, and even jewellery. People even wear crocheted and knitted jewellery, which of course would all be hypoallergenic. For those with just mild allergies, metal jewellery can often be coated with lacquer, which would prevent the piece from directly touching the skin. These lacquers are easy to apply and also add a nice sheen.

Conclusion

People with metal allergies can still find beautiful fine and fashion jewellery made from hypoallergenic materials that will not cause skin problems. There are quite a few alternatives that give a great appearance. When buying jewellery it is important that you find out first what the piece is made of to ensure that you will not have an allergic skin reaction. If the jewellery is made of metal you can certainly use a metal-testing kit if you have any doubts. Check out some tips on coping with your metal allergy.

If you do have an allergic reaction, remove the piece immediately and it goes without saying that you need to keep all jewellery clean just in case, in order to avoid having an infection if you do react to it. Hypoallergenic jewellery is always a good idea when deciding on a gift because you never know if someone has metal allergies. There are many different hypoallergenic metals to choose from, but don’t forget to check out other hypoallergenic materials as well when buying jewellery.  

Among the most popular choices today would be hypoallergenic wooden watches. These make wonderful gifts due to their uniqueness. They look stunning on both men and women and will usually attract attention. People love wooden watches once they see how different they are. You can’t miss with a wooden watch.

Wood products driving exports in Sweden

The Swedish softwood lumber and planed product exports published by the Swedish Forest Industries Federation for November are 2.5% higher than the previous year’s level at a total of 1.066m m³. The decisive factor for this growth was an increase in planed products alone, rising more than 18% above the same month of the year before to 416,700 m³.

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18 reasons you should buy a wood watch

Watches have always been a “nice-to-have” accessory, not a “must-have” and now watches made from wood may provide that reason you have been looking for. Prices can range from $149 to over $4,000 if you buy a high end wood watch. While Wood Watches do look different, and grab lot of attention, so we decided to compile a top list of reasons people choose to wear watches made from wood.  

1) They are Unique

No two watches made from timber are the same

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One of the best features of a wood watch, is how they’re all different. Every wooden watch is unique not just because it is handmade, but it’s because working with wood, it is impossible to make two pieces look the same. When you purchase a Wood Watch, although it may be from the same production, the watch you purchase will be crafted using different parts of the wood, creating a variance in the grain and hue.

2) Eco-friendly

They are made from one of the most renewable sources we have: Wood! eco-friendly-reasons-you-should-buy-a-wood-watch
Wood is a brilliant resource, it is renewable and grows naturally all around the world, and there simply is no shortage of wood. Depending on the type of wood you use, there is a variety of hardwood, softwood and even bamboo resources available. Bamboo is one of the best resources for making wood watches, it is strong, grows fast and has a low carbon footprint. Wood requires less energy to process when creating products from it. If you didn’t know it already: wood absorbs carbon dioxide from the air, therefore by wearing a wood watch, you are removing chemicals from the air.

3) Rare

How many people do you know with a wood watch?

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We’ll have to agree, its fun wearing something that is out of the ordinary and very unique. We have found that many times people say something like: “That watch looks like wood.” And then they realise that it actually is wood. The best part is, your watch is unique, and each watch has a slightly different colour and tiny changes in the grain means, that no one else will have a wood watch just like yours.

4) 100% Chic

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This is fairly obvious, but it’s true. We guarantee that if you purchase a Wood Watch, you will get many complementary questions, compared to wearing a standard metal watch.

5) Made from Recycled Wood

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Any recycled or reclaimed wood that is used for our watches, has been carefully selected for quality and sustainability. This is a very important point to make; Wood Watches are primarily made from recycled wood. This is because there is an abundance of wood thrown away each year, we source only the best wood off-cuts, or reclaimed wood for a fraction of the cost.

6) 100% Natural Wood

This is the most obvious point we can make: Wood Watches are made from wood! natural-wood-reasons-you-should-buy-a-wood-watch
Our craftsmen and women take their time when selecting the raw product used in our watches, this is not just to ensure the end product looks good, while making sure the product is natural and won’t harm the customer.

7) Chemical and Toxin-Free

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When selecting any type of Wood that will be used in close contact with skin, it is imperative to test it and make sure it is chemical and toxin free. Unlike some Wood Watch companies, we make sure that all the wood in our production process, has been tested to comply with international standards.

8) Hypoallergenic

If you’re having issues with metal against your skin, wood watches are the perfect alternative Hypoallergenic-reasons-you-should-buy-a-wood-watch
Wood Watches are perfect for people with skin conditions and allergies. Many people choose Wood Watches because they cannot wear standard watches. If you choose to purchase a 100% Wood Watch, you can be rest assured, you will be able to wear your watch without fear of breaking out.

9) Nickel-Free

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Nickel allergies are very frustrating, especially if you would like to wear a watch but you can’t because you fear a break out. Wood Watches have a wooden plate on the back, this is in contrast to most watches which have a standard metal plate on the back. With a WoodMafia 100% Wood Watch, you no longer have to worry about an allergic reaction. If you know anyone who is unable to wear a watch, let them know about WoodMafia, or even buy a wood watch as a gift.

10) Did you know? The traditional gift the a 5th Wedding Anniversary is Wood!

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We have just solved problem of finding that perfect 5-year anniversary gift with a Wood Watch! There is no need to give a chopping board, wooden spoon or plaque. It’s time to give something a little different, stylish and unique.

11) They age well

Unlike the owners, they just get better with age
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Wood is an amazing material, its colours and textures improve over time. As soon as you put on your Watch, the skins natural oils gradually change the wood. If you have ever seen a 5-year old Wood watch, you will be amazed at how it looks. Unlike plastic and metal watches that wear down over time, wood watches age beautifully.

12) Durable and Lightweight

Wood is one of the lightest and most durable materials on earth lightweight-durable-reasons-you-should-buy-a-wood-watch
As soon as you put on a Wood Watch, you will notice how comfortable it is compared to metal or plastic watches. It may not seem like a bit issue, but metal watches are surprisingly heavy. If you’re always at work, you will notice the weight can put unnecessary strain on your arm. Wood watches generally weigh half of a standard metal watch.

13) They go with Anything!

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It doesn’t matter what you are wearing or where you are going, wood watches always look good. Unlike metal watches, which normally are worn to dress up, or plastic watches which are worn for recreation. Wood Watches can be worn almost anywhere, or with just about anything. Wood has an amazing colour and texture, it can be worn just about anywhere and since it’s natural, it looks great. It does not matter if you are out in a bar, on the beach, at work or in a suit. You can wear a Wood Watch with just about anything.

14) Showcase Craftsmanship

Not just a timekeeper
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This amazing piece of art will elevate your overall look. It is amazing that such a small item as a watch can make such a difference to your overall appearance. It’s because WoodMafia Watches bring back a glimpse of the past: Real Craftsmanship. WoodMafia Watches are built to high standards to suit the modern gentleman. Not only this, but WoodMafia Wood Watches can be customised to fit your taste.

15) Minimalist Design

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Our craftsman wisely chose to craft our watches by leaving the natural wood grain, streamlined shape, and uncomplicated face to be the main points of our Wood Watches.

16) Easy to Maintain

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Wood is a brilliant material that with the right care, can look beautiful with minimal effort. We recommend that keep your Wood Watch looking gorgeous: Simply apply a dab of lemon or orange oil with a cotton cloth in brisk strokes. Then gently rub it in until there is no residue left.

17) The perfect Heirlooms

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Wristwatches such as the WoodMafia range of Wood Watches are not just the perfect gift, but they are the ideal heirloom. When taken good care of, wood will last for a very long time and ages beautifully. Watches can mean a lot and stand the test of time. Being able to own a timepiece from a different time is a remembrance of the people who came before you. This does not mean that the watch is worth a small fortune, but what it resembles can mean so much more.

18) Variety of Colours

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Natural wood can showcase a broad range of colours We all enjoy having something a little different and unique. With the range of Wood Watches at WoodMafia, you truly have a good choice variety in your watch. Almost all of our clients enjoy having a mix of colours, from the wood face to the different straps which we have available. WoodMafia watches enable you to display your personal, self-expressive style that is just naturally attractive.  

A few places you can buy wood watches

Amazon | Etsy 

PPG Unveil Wood Care Product Line

Flood wood care – has unveiled its new comprehensive Flood Pro Series line of professional stains, finishes and preparation products, available exclusively at PPG PAINTS stores and independent retailers across the U.S. The series has been created through extensive research in association with PPG’s global wood care technology resources.
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China Hosts 6th Global Wood Trade Conference

In 2016, the 6th GWT China Conference will continue discuss the opportunities and challenges of the global timber and wood products industry and firstly into the mid- and downstream businesses including interior decoration, furniture, wooden window and door and also wooden construction. It is also viewed as a great opportunity to start the communication and cooperation between the related companies and organizations from Hubei and all over the world.

Read highlights from the event