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A Wooden Arrow

Posted on 19 March 2014 by Matt Himmelstein

Arrow 3

I am a fan of watches made from alternative materials, and have always likes wooden watches, though I have yet to pull the trigger on one myself.  A new watch project on kickstarter, The Arrow Project Watch, is an easy way to jump on the wooden watch trend yourselves.  The watch itself is a basic quartz three hander with date, styled like a diver.  The movement is not specified, so it is pretty likely that the watch is not going to contain a name brand movement, especially not for $99 Australian Dollars ($90 US), plus shipping.

Arrow 1What works for me is that the case is all wood, crown, back, lugs, everything.  There is a simple clasp on the bracelet, and that is metal, but if you want the feel and look of wood all around, then this is a nice option.  The watch is 42mm, so it is small enough by today’s standards to work for both men and women.  The watch itself uses sandalwood, a fragrant wood whose oils are often used in various colognes and aromatherapy products.  The watch should remain fragrant (though I expect it would be a faint fragrance) for quite some time (the makers claim decades).

Arrow 2

A day into the project, they were funded at about 1/3 of their modest $4,000 goal, so I do expect that this project will be funded.

Watch Overview

  • Brand & Model: Arrow Project
  • Price: $99 AUD
  • Who we think it might be for: You favorite Eco-warrior.
  • Would I buy or recommend it just on the photos?:  Yes.
  • If I could make one design suggestion, it would be:  Do something else with the bezel.
  • What spoke to me the most about this watch:  The use of wood.


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