WeWood Watches

WeWood is a company based out of Los Angeles with an idea originally stemming from Italy–to create an organic, completely natural watch inspired by the rooted but reaching power of a tree.  The resulting product, judging from their catalog, is just as much art as functional watch.  They currently offer two basic types of watch face– standard analogue and chronograph, each weighing in at only about 1.5 ounces.  No stains or other toxins are used to alter the natural color and grain of the wood, so they are hypoallergenic– but only splash resistant, not water proof.  The wood used comes from flooring scraps and include the colors/trees:  beige (Maple), black (Ebony), brown (Red Wing Celtis), and army green (Guaiaco).  WeWood is also partnered with American Forests and for every watch sold, a tree is planted as part of the Global ReLeaf effort.   The watches are available through the WeWood website with prices ranging from $119 for the analogue varieties to $139 for the chronograph.

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  • Garry January 22, 2011, 3:25 pm

    Just ordered. If you use coupon code “TREEHUGGER”, you can save 15%!

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  • Morgan Bornstein January 22, 2011, 10:01 pm

    @ Garry:

    Sweet! Thank you very much for that coupon code :D

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  • Mike January 23, 2011, 5:00 am

    Very nice looking watches !

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  • sewan January 27, 2011, 12:41 pm

    Nice.seem to be sold out everywhere.got one via ebay italy.has not arrived yet…wewood guys need to manufacture more.demand seems to be very high.

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  • Morgan Bornstein January 27, 2011, 1:39 pm

    It looks like about half the catalog is available immediately, the other half (the chronographs) aren’t shipping until April.

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  • jamie April 26, 2012, 4:03 pm

    My watch broke (a different WeWood, but same company) three months after I got it. I loved the watch, but getting a new one wasn’t easy. I had to take a photo of the watch, submit my tracking number (evidence of returning a broken watch – which you have to do first before getting a replacement), and pay the cost of shipping (I’ve NEVER heard of a company requiring this), and all the while dealt with a rather surly customer service representative. My cost of shipping was over $16 with shipping and packaging as it is cross-country. The policy on their site states that shipping back a broken item will be covered by WeWood. I submitted my receipt for reimbursement for shipping and two weeks later- nothing. I called to check and they hadn’t mailed it. Then, they tried to insist they’d only pay me for $5. Be aware of this if your watch does break.

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