How to Maintain Wooden Watches?
Wooden watches are quickly catching up as a trending accessory, and rightly so, as they are beautifully handcrafted into perfection. Even though people usually prefer looking at their phones for now, a wristwatch still offers a super convenient way to keep time. All you have to do is glance at your wrist, and voila.
Wood watches are usually super durable and last for years. The older a wooden watch gets, the more graceful and robust it starts to look.
However, taking care of even sustainable watches always pays off to make them last longer.
6 Ways to Take Care of Your Wooden Watch
Here are some tried and tested ways to make sure that a wooden watch lasts you for years and ages gracefully:
1. Proper Storage
When you remove the watch, keep it safe in a storage pouch or container where it will not be exposed to dust, moisture, or other pollutants. Ensure it is stored in a place free of moisture and extreme temperatures.
2. Limit Sun Exposure
As mentioned, extreme temperatures are a big no for your wooden watch. The Ultra Violet (UV) rays in sunlight can have a deteriorating effect on your wooden watch. It can lighten the color of the watch and make it look older than it is. So make sure you never leave your watch in the car or somewhere it is directly exposed to sunlight.
3. Use Oils
Natural oils are a great way to add luster and flexibility to your wooden watch. Wood can get dried over time, and some natural oils can restore moisture and suppleness. You can use protective oils that are readily available and sometimes also present in your home:
- Almond oil
- Nut oil
- Walnut oil
- Mineral oil
- Coconut oil
Ensure you don’t have an allergy to any of the above. The best part of using oils on your wooden watch is the lamination effect that adds shine and protects it from moisture.
4. Change Batteries 1-2 Years
Usually, a watch’s batteries can last up to 2 years or more, but when your watch starts to malfunction, it's not necessary that it's broken. The batteries may have started to run out. Have it checked by a local watch shop, and they will be able to replace the batteries for you.
5. Avoid Contact With Water
Most wooden watches are water splash resistant, meaning they aren’t made to be submerged in water while swimming, showering, or even sitting in a sauna. Ensure you keep your watch away from situations in which water can damage it.
6. Wear Often
Did you know that your skin has natural oils? The best thing you can do for your precious wooden watch is to wear it as often as possible. These natural oils in your skin release onto the watch and keep it looking great over time.
At Treehut, we use the highest quality wood to make our eco-friendly and sustainable watches. Our watches age gracefully over time and become a permanent part of your accessory collection. These watches are so durable they can be passed on as heirloom pieces not to mention the engraving option that can add an even special message to the watch.