Built with Oregon Claro Walnut and Eastern Hardrock Maple wood, Grovemade's Wood Watch is, as they say, timekeeping evolved. Designed in collaboration with Swedish designer Stefan Andrén, the wood is complemented by a core of stainless steel; vegetable-tanned leather straps attached to the face give it an unusual but pleasing aesthetic.
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Every piece is hand-crafted from the start, which presents a product that's beautiful and, most importantly, simple. The watch itself is devoid of numbers, but you can read the time by noting the position of the two circular hands through the wooden face. It changes the way you look at time and is a no-frills accessory in an age of over-complicated technology.
Grovemade went fast and furious by using experienced overseas manufacturers to fine-tune the internal timekeeping module—meaning you get a beautiful outside with a sexily accurate inside. It's like finding out that the hot girl you had a crush on in gym class grew up to be an astrophysicist.
What happens when it rains? We've reached out to the company and will update once we hear back. Stayed tuned.
Jeremy Glass is the Vice editor for Supercompressor and loves the $10 Casio knock-off he got from Chinatown.