Wood watches have never been more popular. Today, fashionable men and women from Maine to Maui are wearing wood watches. There are lots of reputable companies selling wood watches like Martin & MacArthur and Tense, so be sure go don’t get a cheap timepiece from a company with just a few styles that look like they belong at Toys-R-Us.
People often ask, how do I care for my new wood watch? The answers will be good news to anyone wondering about how to keep a wood watch looking good and working well.
Wood watches need no polishing. Unlike wood furniture, you do not need to apply any special polish onto your wood watch. The best wood watches are already oiled multiple times to bring out their rich colors. The wood watch interacts with the oils of the skin when worn, making the wood look even better. Over time, your wood watch will get a rich patina, somewhat shiny, like a well-polished piece of furniture. The wood gets more beautiful with normal wear. No polishing necessary!
Do not apply any oils or furniture polishes to your wood watch. These furniture polishes like Pledge or Fantastik can potentially get into the crown of the watch and may affect the movement. Bottom line, just wear a wood watch and no polishing is necessary.
Wood watches should be worn frequently. Some people think a wood watch is only for special occasions and should not be worn all the time. On the contrary, the more you wear your wood watch, the better it will look. The wood will continue to develop an even richer patina with wear. Fine wood watches are made with Koa wood, grown only in Hawaii. Koa watches look the best, because the rich color of this Hawaiian wood gets richer with wear.