There are approximately 1,200,000,000 watches sold annually around the world, and while we live in the age of smart technology, there’s truly nothing like a great watch to make a fashion statement. And what better way to make a fashion statement than to wear a unique watch made entirely from wood? Wooden watches are one of the top trends in sustainable fashion, they are excellent conversation pieces, and they are beautiful to boot. But cleaning and caring for your wooden watches is a little bit different than it would be for a normal watch. Here are a few tips to help you effectively care for your wood watch.
Cleaning the Wood
Fortunately, you shouldn’t have to purchase any expensive specialty cleaning agents for natural wood watches. The cleaning process is actually quite simple! Most wooden watch providers suggest mixing equal parts lemon juice and olive oil for a DIY cleaning solution. This solution will help sanitize the wood as well as remove any excess dirt and oil. Once your solution is well-combined, simply take a cotton swab or soft cloth and apply it gently to the wood of your watch. But remember to be careful to wipe off the excess cleaning agent with another dry, soft cloth. The last thing you want is more dirt sticking to the wet surface.
The vast majority of watches are splash-proof, but that doesn’t necessarily make them water-proof. Splash-proof means your watch should be just fine in the kitchen while you’re washing a few dishes, or even if you’re sitting on the beach for an afternoon. Despite that, you absolutely should not take your wooden watch for a dip in the water. Submersion could damage it beyond repair or even warp the wood depending on the brand of the watch and how they treat the woods they use.
If you received a storage pouch or box with your wooden watch, that’s probably where you should store it when it’s not in use. Most wooden watches on sale will tell you how exactly to store them, so make sure you’re paying attention.
Wooden watches for men and for women are an excellent addition to any wardrobe as long as you know how to properly care for them. If you’re looking to practice more sustainable fashion with a wooden watch, don’t hesitate to view our collection at WeWOOD!