Wooden watches: the new eco-responsible trend

The trend will not have escaped you, wooden accessories are becoming a must. Jewellery, glasses, rings and watches, wood is a sensation! The watch is undoubtedly one of the favorite accessories of the French, timeless and elegant it dresses your outfits and in wood it makes a strong impression! In addition to being a durable product, each item is truly unique because wood has its own colour shades and patina over time, which gives our creations a particular colour.

If you are looking for a new watch that is both chic and eco-friendly, the French brand D.W.Y.T. Watch has taken up the daring challenge of offering its customers 100% wooden and 100% eco-friendly watches without giving up style!

 

I. Why buy a wooden watch?

The advantages of a French brand wooden watch are numerous but here are its 5 main assets:

  • Trend

They are ecological and design, the French now want to turn to products with a low ecological impact. We see more and more wooden furniture and packaging. The fashion industry is now offering us more alternatives with accessories made of this material (glasses, bags, jewellery).

  • Légère
    Plus légères que des montres métalliques ou en plastique, elles sont éco-responsables et s’inscrivent dans une optique de développement durable.
  • Sans produits allergènes
    Si vous êtes allergiques à certains métaux, cela peut être une bonne solution pour vous. Elles ne contiennent aucun allergène comme du colorant, de l’alcool ou des conservateurs.
  • Sustainable

They age very well over time without tarnishing, the wood gets a patina over the years and shines more and more.

  • Unique and customizable

The veining of the wood gives it a most original singularity. You can be 100% sure that your watch is unique.

D.W.Y.T. watches have a wide choice of leather straps that can be changed in the blink of an eye, allowing you to adapt them to your style of the day. They are of 100% French design and have a SWISS PARTS RONDA quartz mechanism, a guarantee of excellence in watchmaking. Find here all wooden watches D.W.Y.T. and make your choice! All the wood used is natural and the colour varies according to the tree used. Each watch is unique and elegantly reminds you that you also need to take your time in life.

 

II. How to choose a wooden watch for men?

It is not always easy to choose a watch, we often wonder about the shape, the style and especially the colour to take. "Will I ever get bored? Will I be able to wear it with most of my clothes? »

La première chose à faire, c’est de regarder dans votre armoire si une couleur récurrente ressort, si vous restez sur la même gamme de couleurs, le même ton, vous pourrez plus facilement aiguiller votre choix (couleurs chaudes ou couleurs froides par exemple).
Il existe des bois de toutes sortes, du très clair au très foncé pour le cadran.
Ensuite il faudra choisir votre bracelet, ici les choix sont très nombreux, vous pouvez opter pour une couleur élégante et sobre comme le bleu marine ou le Camel par exemple, qui sont des couleurs qui vont à peu près avec tout, ou alors opter pour une couleur plus voyante si vous aimez porter des accessoires qui font mouche comme un rouge vermillon par exemple. Découvrez toute la collection de montres pour hommes D.W.Y.T et comparer les différents modèles qui existent.

Note that all D.W.Y.T. leather bracelets are interchangeable, so you can choose a more traditional bracelet and a more flashy one, our leather bracelets for men offers you several possibilities depending on your outfits and the events you attend.

 

III. How to choose a wooden watch for women?

Women often wear more accessories than men, so the watch must match not only the outfit but also the everyday jewellery. We must start with an inventory of the wardrobe and the predominant colours.

Regardez vos bijoux, portez-vous plutôt des bijoux argentés ? Si oui ils s’adapteront très bien avec des couleurs comme le rose poudré ou le vert olive. La plupart des bracelets en cuir D.W.Y.T existent avec des boucles dorées ou argentées, vous pouvez choisir ce qui vous plaît le plus. Ensuite interrogez-vous sur la période, voulez-vous plutôt une montre pour la belle saison (et donc potentiellement avec une couleur plus claire), une pour l’hiver ou une qui puisse s’adapter à toutes les saisons ?
Suivez vos goûts et choisissez une couleur qui vous plaît et que vous serez à l’aise de porter au quotidien.

A beautiful watch worn well, immediately dresses up an outfit and brings an extra touch of elegance. So don't neglect this part and take the time to look at all the models of our D.W.Y.T. Women's Watch Collection. Just think about it. our leather bracelets for women D.W.Y.T. are interchangeable so you can choose more than one to adapt to seasons, events and your desires.

 

IV. Which wood to choose for the dial?

Il existe plusieurs types de bois différents pour le cadran des montres. Chaque essence a des caractéristiques spécifiques, pour faire votre choix vous devez prendre en compte les avantages, les inconvénients et le coût de chaque type.
Chez D.W.Y.T les cadrans sont composés de bois de qualité pour avoir des produits très durables dans le temps et très esthétiques. Tous les cadrans en bois sont certifiés FSC et chaque article est unique car on observe de légères variations de couleurs entre chaque produit.

The species available at D.W.Y.T. for the dials are :

Maple: it is light-coloured, sometimes pinkish, often varnished to darken its colour. Maple has a fine grain and is polished over time. The maple has a very mystical essence, often used by the druids because it was considered the messenger of the gods.

Walnut: top of the range, known for its very good resistance and its beautifully shaded colour. It is very appreciated by cabinetmakers because it is robust. It will enhance any of your outfits with a touch of elegance.

Black Sandalwood: dark, traditionally used for certain Indian sacred rites, some people call it "liquid gold" because it is very precious. It is believed to have soothing properties. This dark essence can be easily combined with all the colours of the available bracelets.

Rosewood (red sandalwood): like black sandalwood it is a dark wood, with a rather red colour as its name indicates. Very typical and elegant, it will bring you a touch of originality.

 

V. Which wood to choose for the watch case?

More woods are used for the watch case. Their main characteristics are aesthetics, robustness and durability over time. At D.W.Y.T we have selected quality French woods, FSC certified, you can discover on our website our wooden men's watch collection or our collection of wooden watches for women and discover the different boxes available.

The gasolines available from D.W.Y.T. for the watch case are :

Maple: noble, light-coloured, fine-grained and homogeneous.

Walnut: a shaded colour, widely used in cabinet making.

The olive tree: very resistant and waterproof.

Black sandalwood: dark and supple, it has a slightly coppery smell.

Rosewood: dark, red, very original.

Teak: precious and very resistant.

When making your choice, focus on the wood that appeals to you because of its aesthetics and history. All our woods are carefully selected and of high quality. Please note that a wooden watch is synonymous with lightness, all our dials and cases combine finesse and lightness. The Leman model for example, is composed of a dial and case in walnut, which gives it a very elegant design.

 

VI. Leather or wooden bracelet?

There are wooden watches with leather straps, wooden bracelets and others made of cork. Wooden bracelets tend to be much more brittle and therefore much more fragile. This is why D.W.Y.T. only offers you quality leather bracelets. This material is very robust and will become patinated over time, giving your jewelry even more character. Leather is a natural and biodegradable material that allows us to obtain a quality and eco-responsible product.

All D.W.Y.T. bracelets are equipped with an interchangeable mechanism. Many choices are available to you, you can discover our leather bracelets for men on our site as well as the different models and colour choices of our leather bracelets for women. Most of the women's models are available with gold and silver buckles, so you can choose a truly tailor-made creation.

 

VII. What price for a quality wooden watch?

Comme pour n’importe quel produit il existe différentes gammes de prix sur le marché des montres en bois. Les montres D.W.Y.T peuvent être considérées comme haut de gamme de par la qualité des matériaux utilisés. Les prix oscillent entre 100 et 250 euros en fonction du mécanisme et du bracelet. Le modèle Toundra chez D.W.Y.T (109€) est composé d’érable et son look épuré rend cette montre intemporelle. Le modèle Vasco de Gama est une association de santal et de teck, son prix est de 249€.
La différence de prix s’explique par les bois utilisés lors de la fabrication d’une part, et d’autre part le mécanisme utilisé. Tous les bois D.W.Y.T sont éco-certifiés et de qualité. Ces prix sont le gage d’avoir une montre en bois de luxe, durable dans le temps et entièrement façonnée à la main.

D.W.Y.T. offers prices in line with the market for so-called traditional watches, while offering truly unique, trendy and eco-responsible products. The price is calculated to be as fair as possible and to offer you a quality product that will not break or crack over time or at the slightest shock. Beware of overly attractive prices that often hide behind mass production, low quality products, poor finishes and above all a product that is not durable over time.

 

VII. How to take care of your wooden watch?

Your wooden watch doesn't need much maintenance, but like any wooden product it sometimes needs a little help to shine more beautifully. Here are 5 quick tips to maintain your wooden watch.

  • Buffing: if you find that it loses its shine, do not hesitate to take a small soft cloth and rub it gently. You can also use beeswax for wood for example.
  • Beware of water: even if you can wash your hands without fear of splashing, be careful not to bathe in it. Water could seep in and damage the entire watch. It's a scenario that a buyer often dreads, but if he doesn't swim in the sea with it, it's a durable and solid item!
  • Beware of temperature: avoid extreme temperatures. If you have to climb a glacier at more than 2,000 metres above sea level, avoid carrying it, even if you have to go on a jungle trip. These changes in temperature could cause the wood to crack by causing it to swell and then deflate.
  • Be careful with storage: avoid leaving your item lying around in a backpack, at the bottom of a pocket for example. It is best to store it in a special box when not in use.
  • Wear it often! Wood is a living material that also feeds on what surrounds it and in particular on the humidity of your body. This allows it to be healthy and to keep a nice colour and suppleness.

So take care of your watch so that it becomes more beautiful with time, and know that at D.W.Y.T. all items sold are guaranteed for 2 years.

 

IX. Customizable wooden watches

One of the many advantages of handmade wooden watches is that you can fully customize them.

The customizable elements are :

  • The dial: make your choice among several types of wood with singular shades among the different models proposed. Each wood has its own characteristics and history. For example the Kariba Gent model from D.W.Y.T. exists in red sandalwood for both the dial and the case. This colour gives the watch its originality and elegance, you can associate it with a dark coloured bracelet.
  • The case: it can be made of the same wood as the dial or you can choose a different one. The combination of two types of wood can be very interesting from an aesthetic point of view, with dark shades for the case and light shades for the dial, for example. The Baikal Gent of D.W.Y.T. offers this combination of wood and therefore colour, which gives it a very pure and timeless style.
  • The bracelet: you can choose one or more braceletsThis will allow you to match your watch to your outfit every time.

Personalised wooden watches really represent you and can also be a great gift idea for someone dear to you, for a birthday, a graduation or even a wedding. This unique gift will show that person how special they are to you and what they mean to you. This way she will always have a memory of you.

 

X. Is a wooden watch waterproof?

Wooden watches are not fully water-resistant. They are splash and splatter resistant and you can keep them all day when washing dishes or washing your hands. However, don't forget to remove it before your shower or if you go diving for example. The wood is porous and swells with moisture when immersed. Leather straps are not necessarily suitable for handling large volumes of liquid either. You will have understood it, leave your watch in the closet (and tidy) if you need to be near water and you intend to practice water sports.

 

XI. Why choose a wooden watch at D.W.Y.T.?

Now that you have decided to take the plunge and invest in a wooden watch, unique, eco-friendly and 100% in your image, you don't know which brand you are turning to? How about choosing a quality French brand?

The brand Do Waste Your Time is a French brand, which offers you quality products (FSC certified French wood, genuine leather straps) entirely handmade. You benefit from French know-how and personalized customer advice. The watches are available in shops but also on the following websites the D.Y.W.T. site. The proposed models are fully customizable, take the time to choose a product to your image that really suits you. You can also take advantage of a very efficient after-sales service which will inform you at the slightest question. Discover our men's watch collection and our collection of women's watches and be at the forefront of the trend with a unique watch!

Make the choice of quality with a durable and reliable product and discover all D.W.Y.T. watches. The wooden watch is the accessory you are missing if you are looking to consume better, invest in sustainable products over time while staying at the cutting edge of fashion. You won't get tired of your purchase because the leather straps are interchangeable and you can choose them with gold or silver buckles, according to your desires and your outfits. Stand out with a unique and eco-friendly D.W.Y.T creation and choose responsible fashion.

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