5 Maintenance Tips for Wooden Watches
Wooden watches are just cool, right? You have to admire the care and dedication that goes into the production of each watch, and the beauty of each one really has to be appreciated up close. However, wood is not the most indestructible of resources, so you may find yourself concerned for the safety of your neat new watch.
How can you maintain a wooden watch, though? In the guide below, you will find five good tips on how to take care of your wooden watch.
1. Your Attention Sustains It
Believe it or not, the more you wear a wooden watch, the more durable it is. It sounds a bit crazy, but it is true that your natural body oils will help maintain the watch. The oils will keep the watch moisturized and save it from going dry. This is important because dryness in wood will lead to cracks on the exterior shell of the watch. The oils also act as a lubricant for the watch and actual add a shine to the material. The fact that the more you appreciate your wooden watch by wearing it will cause it to last longer only adds to the awesomeness of the product, in my opinion.
2. Stay Away From Water
For every incredible benefit to something, there has to be a few downsides, right? Well, one of the wooden watch’s trade offs is that you can’t really go near water while wearing one. Which is understandable, as water and wood do not mix too greatly, so that’s only to be expected. Water can cause permanent staining on the watch and can have some really averse effects on the interior of the watch, potentially ruining it. Nobody wants that, right?
3. Keep it Shiny
Yes, your natural oils help shine the watch, but that alone is not enough to properly protect the watch over time. Using a nice protective oil will keep the watch shiny and give it some resistance to the elements that it may face while being worn. Naturally, if you prefer a more subtle matte look in your watch, then you can find some protective oils that do not necessarily make the watch appear shined. Either way, using a protective oil is a good way to ensure that your wrist companion sticks around for a good amount of time.
4. Sunlight is not Great
Well, prolonged exposure to sunlight is more like it. As you can imagine, prolonged exposure to sunlight can age and discolour your wooden watch in a pretty quick and devastating way. That’s a real shame, as wooden watches look fantastic in the right light, but the good thing is that you can wear it outside as long as you aren’t spending far too much time in the sunlight.
5. Marvel at the Aging Process
At the end of the day, a wooden watch is not a timepiece that will last for an incredibly long time. It will begin to discolour, and it will begin to show signs of wear and tear. This is a natural process that simply cannot be stopped, so you might as well appreciate the process as you watch your wooden timepiece age on your wrist, adapting to your environment and lifestyle. This process can be slowed with proper care, but there will come a day when your wooden friend will need to be retired. That’s okay, though, as it did it’s job well and deserves to be allowed to rest!