Types of Wood Used for Wood Watches

There are multiple types of wood that can be used for a wood watch. The type of wood plays a role for the watch to be as durable and long-lasting as possible. Aside from that, however, the colour, grain, and texture of the different types of wood are the main criteria which will influence how you choose your future wood watch. 

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Zebrawood

Zebrawood has a zebra-stripe appearance that makes it stand out from most other types of wood. It has a wavy or interlocked grain that looks beautiful to look at. It’s a difficult type of wood for designers to work with as the grain is hard and soft alternatingly, making it an unstable wood to work with. However, once crafted into a watch, it’s durable and stunning in appearance.

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Sandalwood

An exotic type of wood, sandalwood is frequently used for face masks and skin exfoliation due to its natural properties which are widely acclaimed to be great for the body. It’s also known for the soft, woodsy scent. 

It can vary greatly in color and comes with a very unique grain that’s typically straight but can also be wavy based on how it’s cut. This adds a certain level of uniqueness to sandalwood among other wood watch types.

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Walnut Wood

This is among the most popular wood types for timepieces because of its rich and dark color, making for attractive, classy looking watches. What’s more, walnut wood is also quite durable, which is always great for a good timepiece.

Bamboo Wooden Watches

Bamboo is one of the eco-friendliest wood types because it is very fast-growing and easily replaceable. What’s more, it also has a very smooth texture and a very light colour which makes it great for both men’s and women’s wood watches. Bamboo often has a beautiful natural pattern that adds to the beauty of the watch.

Maple Wood

Maple wood is very easy to craft, which makes it highly praised in the timepiece industry. Its grain is fine and straight, and it is also very durable to wear in harsh conditions. This type of wood also has a light color and is very attractive.

Karri Wood

This type of wood has a distinct red color which makes it very suitable for a stylish watch. Its grain is straight and durable, and its texture is relatively coarse. This makes it both beautiful and durable.

Olive Wood

Olive wood can come in a lot of different colors so you won’t be restricted to a certain one. More importantly, however, because of its slow growth, olive wood has a very dense and hard texture which makes it highly durable. It can withstand exposure better than most other types of wood.

That same dense texture and tightly grained surface make it perfect for masculine designed watches as well as for more elegant watch styles.