September 21, 2021 9 min read
Of the many ways to solidify and celebrate a relationship, nothing quite does the trick like buying a set of wood watches for him and her. Given their versatility, contemporary design, and utilitarian nature, watches are a wonderful gift to give and receive, but even better when shared.
Contrary to popular opinion, these watches need not always be strikingly similar in their design. The hallmark of a good couples watch is how well the watches complement each other while still retaining their individuality.
And why wooden watches, you ask? For starters, they’re eco-friendly and sustainable, which means you can carry your love for nature with you wherever you go. And then there’s the fact that they’re incredibly unique in their design.
But before you take the plunge and buy the next set of wooden watches you lay your eyes on, there are a few important things to consider. Luckily this guide will take you through it all.
Followed by this we’ll review some of the best couple’s wooden watches on the market, including some great combinations from our own collection.
So, let’s dive in!
From choosing your favorite wood grains and textures to finding the ideal fit, buying a wooden watch requires careful thought and understanding of your individual and shared tastes.
Let’s take a look at some of these factors and considerations so that you can make the best possible choice for you and your loved one.
Wooden watches come in several kinds of designs, whether that includes simple elements and colors that work for official and casual occasions or more star-studded aspects in and around the dial.
Within this, you must also consider the kind of wood that has been used to make the watches, such as oak wood, walnut wood, sandalwood, rosewood, and more. This will end up determining the color of the watch as well as the texture and durability.
The display on your wooden watch could either be analog, digital, or even a combination of the two.
This also includes whether the hands and markers are luminous in the dark, whether the colors match well, whether the case itself is scratch-resistant, the material that the display is made from, and more.
There’s no right or wrong choice here and it all comes down to which one suits your personal style and lifestyle.
Watches today have a lot more to offer than they ever did before. You can choose from features like water resistance, GPS connectivity, display windows, quartz movements, back lights, and a lot more.
Once you’re happy with the functionality of your wooden watch, make sure you also look into the warranty period in case you need to make any repairs or replacements.
Often overlooked by many, battery life is an important consideration that you shouldn’t skip out on.
For most watches, this should usually be around one or two years until you have to replace your battery. However, solar powered wooden watches are a remarkable exception to this rule seeing as how they run off a virtually endless power source. You won’t have to worry about battery replacements or frequent maintenance, making them a true epitome of sustainability.
Aesthetics and design won’t count for much if your watch doesn’t sit comfortably on your wrist. For a custom fit, make sure that the straps and buckles are easily adjustable without being too tight or too loose.
At the same time, keep an eye out for the length of the watch strap, which should give you a good idea of its fitment.
Depending on the kind of relationship that you and your partner share, and your individual tastes, you’d want your wooden watches to bear some resemblance. If you want to buy wooden watches that match each other perfectly, there are several options available to you for that. These kinds of watches will look exactly the same except for their size.
On the other hand, if you want to retain some level of individuality in the watches, you can choose to look at options that specifically cater to an overall similarity with a few differences in terms of features and designs.
In the case of the latter, you can also mix and match similar watches from the same brand so that you aren’t restricted to the couple’s range of watches that the brand offers.
This is a pretty important consideration when it comes to matching watches. As a couple, you might want to add some features or engraving on the watch that can either be an anniversary date, the initials of both your names, a favorite quote, a pop culture reference, or absolutely anything else that you share and would like to reflect onto your watch.
With wooden watches, luckily, engraving becomes much easier. However, it also depends on the specific brand you buy from and whether or not they allow you that kind of customization. This might also include choosing the bands and the colors.
What’s the occasion? Are you buying these watches to celebrate an anniversary, an important milestone, or is it simply a thoughtful gesture? Based on this, you can browse through minimal or extravagant designs to find the best fit for the occasion.
You should also look at the practicality of the watch. What kinds of occasions will you be able to wear these watches for? Ideally, it would be best to go for something that works for both formal and informal occasions, but you can also choose to go for either casual or sophisticated depending on your requirements.
Now that you have a good idea about what to keep an eye out for, we come to the bigger question — is your relationship ready for matching couples watches?
Ultimately, you and your partner know best. Yet, if you want some more clarity to figure it out, you can ask yourself (and perhaps even your partner) the following questions:
It’s best to have an open and honest conversation with your loved one before making a decision that involves your relationship and the way you express your togetherness.
Wooden watches are not the most common of the lot, which often begs the question — where do you find them? To help you with your search, we’ve picked a few options for you that you can go through.
At Zeitholz, we have a love of all things wooden watches. So just to prove we're not totally biased towards our own great watches, we thought we'd include a few options from Bewell, Urban Designer, and BOBO Bird too.
The Bewell Couple Wooden Quartz Watch is a set of handcrafted watches made from zebra wood. Their unique design features contrasting elements of metal and wood.
In addition to the hands and markers, the wooden dial also features a small window that displays the date on both watches. Not only is this a great way to keep track of everything in one place but it also means that you’re less likely to forget dinner dates or anniversaries.
The luminous hands and markers make it easier for you to check the time in the dark. However, you might have difficulty reading the tiny date dials.
You can choose to engrave personal messages or the names of your loved ones on the watches, making it a great way to celebrate your love. Just make sure that you don’t expose the watches to too much water since they’re only water-resistant up to 30 m.
Crafted from zebra wood, these Urban Designer watches would be almost identical if it weren’t for their dials.
While one watch features a brilliant pink dial, the other houses an equally brilliantly colored blue dial. Surprisingly, these colors do end up working together if that’s your style. You can also easily get a personal message engraved onto the watches in a font of your choice.
If you’re unsure of your wrist size, the watches have plastic clasps and buckles for added adjustability. However, you will also need to buy separate tools if you want to remove the links.
Unfortunately, these watches don’t take very well to water. While they may be water-resistant to small splashes, wearing them underwater is not recommended.
The BOBO BIRD Colorful Couple Bamboo Watches may seem a bit out-of-the-box at first glance but their versatile design definitely grows on you with time. Made with different kinds of wood and wood colors, these watches have a distinct appeal that sets them apart from others.
Featuring an analog display, these watches have small windows within their dials that indicate the date as well as the day of the week.
With adjustable bands, a scratch-resistant case, and a 12-24 month battery life, you can count on these watches to stick around for a while. That is, of course, as long as you keep it away from water.
Matching watches may be a clear and unmistakable declaration of the love you share, but they often leave much to be desired as far as versatility is concerned. Sometimes, a more sophisticated and subtle approach works wonders.
Complimentary watches are a perfect example of this since they eloquently shed light on your unique identity while tying into each other through shared elements and colors.
If you don’t want to match your couple watches in every single aspect, but still wish to retain the overarching similarity, you can take a look at some of our own watches for men and women and decide on the combination.
Our elegant handcrafted watches might just do the trick for you and your partner.
Both designs are accompanied by striking black dials that further enhance the depth of these watches. To offset their resemblance, the watches present a tasteful contrast in the style of their markers, hands, and number of sub-dials.
These subtle variations are what truly add to the appeal of each watch and both watches hold their unique style without getting lost in the similarity of their shared elements.
To top it off, the watches come neatly packed within a gift box with all the necessary strap adjustment tools, making them a perfect gift for a special occasion. You also get a two-year guarantee in case you need to make repairs or replacements.
At first glance, the only stark resemblance between the two watches seems to be the pale color of the wood they’re carved out of. Look a little closer and you’ll see that both watches feature contrasting colors between their dials and wooden straps.
In their own subtle way, the olive wood pair reminds us that there’s more to similarities and differences that meets the eye — true of every relationship.
To make sure that you and your loved one enjoy the perfect fit, all our wooden watches come with adjustment tools along with a gift box.
The Stolpen Rosewood and Rosswein Bamboo watches are excellent choices for couples who rejoice in the allure of simplicity. Made from rosewood and bamboo respectively, the bands of these watches differ in their shades ever so slightly.
However, what ties them together is the deep blue center of their individual dials. Both of them are minimalist in their design and can certainly serve the purpose of being couples watches.
The two-year period for both warranty and battery life ensures durability and quality. The watches also come with adjustment tools and gift boxes.
We love how these watches can be a reflection of your relationship as well — different textures and colors around the edges but sharing a common core and heart.
Finding the perfect watch is no easy feat, let alone finding a pair that complements the other. But once you do single out the watches that you and your partner truly resonate with, it will be worth all the time and effort.
Furthermore, with your new pair of watches serving as a constant reminder of the bond you share, every moment becomes a celebration.
We sincerely hope that this guide helped you figure out how to look for matching wooden watches for your relationship and narrow down on the best choices.
Feel free to take a look at our wide collection of wooden watches to mix and match your very own combination.
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