There are many ways to strengthen and celebrate a relationship but there is probably nothing better than buying a pair of wooden watches for him and her. Because of their versatility, modern design, and practical nature, watches are a wonderful gift to give and receive, but even better when you can wear them together.
Contrary to popular belief, these watches do not necessarily have to be strikingly similar in design. A good watch set for couples is characterized by how well the watches complement each other while still maintaining their individuality.
And why wooden watches, you ask? For starters, they're eco-friendly and sustainable, allowing you to take your love of nature with you wherever you go. Plus, they're incredibly unique in their design.
But before you take the plunge and buy the next best wooden watch that catches your eye, there are a few important things to consider. This guide will show you all the important aspects.
Then, we'll showcase some of the best wooden watches for couples on the market, including some great combinations from our own collection.
So, let's get started!
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A WOODEN WATCH.
From choosing your favorite wood grain and texture to finding the ideal fit, buying a wooden watch requires careful consideration and an understanding of your individual and shared tastes.
Let's take a look at some of these aspects and considerations so you can make the best possible choice for you and your loved one.
Watches made of wood come in a wide variety of designs, be it with simple elements and colors suitable for formal and casual occasions, or eye-catching aspects in and around the dial.
You also need to consider the type of wood used to make the watches, for example, oak wood, walnut wood, sandalwood, rosewood and more. This will ultimately determine the color of the watch as well as the texture and durability.
The display of your wooden watch can be either analog, digital or even a combination of both.
Here, you should also consider whether the hands and markers glow in the dark, whether the colors match well, whether the case itself is scratch-resistant, what material the display is made of, and much, much more.
There is no right or wrong and it very much depends on which display best suits your personal style and lifestyle.
These days, watches have a lot more to offer than ever before. You can choose from features like water resistance, GPS connectivity, display windows, quartz movements, backlighting, and much more.
Once you've settled on specific features you want your wooden watch to have, also consider the warranty period in case repairs or replacements are ever needed.
Battery life is often overlooked, but it is an important consideration that should not be ignored.
For most watches, it should generally take about one to two years before the battery needs to be replaced. However, solar-powered wooden watches are a notable exception to this rule, as they run on a virtually endless power source. You don't have to worry about battery changes or frequent maintenance, making them a true epitome of sustainability.
Aesthetics and design won't help much if your watch doesn't fit comfortably on your wrist. For a custom fit, make sure the straps and buckles are easily adjustable without being too tight or too loose.
At the same time, pay attention to the length of the watch strap, this should already give you a good estimate of the fit.
degree of similarity
Depending on the nature of the relationship between you and your partner and your individual tastes, your partners wooden watches should have some degree of similarity. If you want perfectly matched wooden watches, there are several options for watches for men and women that don't differ except for your size.
However, if you prefer to maintain a certain level of individuality in your watches, then it is best to shortlist the options that generally look very similar but have some differences in terms of features and designs.
For the latter, you can definitely combine similar watches from the same brand, so you are not limited to the range of watches specifically for couples.
This is a pretty important consideration when it comes to matching watches. As a couple, you may want to add some features or engravings to the watches that immortalize either an anniversary date, the initials of both your names, a favorite quote, a reference, or any detail you can think of that you share.
Fortunately, with wooden watches, engraving is very simple. However, it also depends on the specific brand and whether or not customization is offered. This can also affect the choice of straps and colors.
What is the occasion? Are you buying your watches to celebrate an anniversary, an important milestone, or just a thoughtful gesture? From that, you can browse through minimalist or extravagant designs to find the best fit for any occasion.
You should also pay attention to the practicality of the watch. What occasions can you wear these watches to? Ideally, it's best to opt for something that's suitable for both formal and informal occasions, but you can also choose between casual or sophisticated depending on your preferences.
IS IT THE RIGHT TIME?
Now that you have a good idea of what to look for, we come to the most important question: is your relationship ready for matching pair watches?
Ultimately, you and your partner are the best judges of that. However, if you want more clarity, you can ask yourself (and maybe even your partner) the following questions:
How long have the two of you been together?
Are you both at the same point in your relationship?
Are you both comfortable being public about your relationship?
Do your friends and family already know about the two of you?
Where do you see your relationship going in the future?
Are you a couple that likes to buy and wear matching accessories?
It's best to have an open and honest conversation with your loved one before making any decision regarding your relationship and how you express your togetherness.
RATING THE BEST WOODEN WATCHES FOR HIM AND HER.
Wooden watches are not the most widespread, which often raises the question - where to buy them? To help you in your search, here are a few options.
At Zeitholz, we love all things wooden clocks. Since we're not completely biased by our own great clocks, we thought we'd also include a few options from Bewell, Urban Designer, and BOBO Bird.
STOLPEN OLIVE WOOD, WOODEN PAIR CLOCK BY ZEITHOLZ.
Our time wood pair clocks have an identical design. The only difference between them is the diameter of the watch case. The men's version has a size of 44 mm, while the women's version has a size of 36 mm.
Due to the possibility of adding or removing links on the bracelet, these watches fit any wrist size. However, it should be mentioned that their case diameter is medium, so we would not recommend them for people with very narrow wrists.
The Stolpen Olive Wood is made of natural olive wood, which perfectly contrasts with the black dial. In addition, the hands of the watch are white with a shiny gold second hand that gives it an exquisite design touch.
If you want to give a gift to yourself and your partner, Stolpen olive wood for couples is a fantastic gift.
URBAN D MATCHING SWISS WOOD WATCHES FOR HIM AND HER.
Crafted from zebrawood, these Urban Designer watches would be almost identical if not for their dials.
While one watch has a bright pink dial, the other houses an equally bright blue dial. Surprisingly, these colors end up matching perfectly if you like this style. You can also easily have a personalized message engraved on the watches in a font of your choice.
If you are not sure about the size of your wrist, the watches have plastic clasps and buckles for extra adjustability. However, you will also need to purchase separate tools if you want to remove pieces.
Unfortunately, these watches do not tolerate water well. Although they may be water resistant to minor splashes, wearing them underwater is not recommended.
BOBO BIRD COLORFUL BAMBOO WATCHES FOR COUPLES
The BOBO BIRD Colorful Bamboo Watches for Couples may seem a bit unusual at first glance, but their versatile design will definitely win you over over time. These watches are made of different types and colors of wood, which gives them a special charm that distinguishes them from others.
They have an analog display and have small windows in their dials that show both the date and the day of the week.
With adjustable straps, a scratch-resistant case, and a battery life of 12 to 24 months, you can count on these watches to be with you for a while. That is, of course, as long as you keep them away from water.
OUR FAVORITE COMBINATIONS OF TIMEPIECES
Matching watches for men and women, while a clear and unmistakable statement of love, often leave a lot to be desired when it comes to versatility. Sometimes a more refined and subtle approach works wonders.
Complementary watches are a perfect example of this, as they highlight your unique personality while being tied together by common elements and colors.
If you don't want to match your pair of watches in every way, but still want an overarching similarity, you can take a look at some of our own wooden watches for men and women and decide on the best combination.
Our elegant handcrafted watches might be just right for you as a couple....
THE SANDALWOOD DUO
With their matching shades of dark sandalwood and their intricately carved wooden straps, the Geising Schwarz and Pillnitz Sandalwood make the perfect duo, just like you and your partner.
Both designs are marked by striking black dials that further enhance the depth of these watches. To avoid overstating their similarity, the watches offer a tasteful contrast in the style of their markers, hands, and number of subdials.
These subtle variations really highlight the appeal of each watch, and both watches retain their unique styles without getting lost in the similarity of their common elements.
To top it all off, the watches come nicely packaged in a gift box with all the necessary strap adjustment tools, making them a perfect gift for a special occasion. You also get a two-year warranty in case you ever need to make repairs or replacements.
THE OLIVE WOOD DUO
If lighter hues are more your style, the Sonnenberg Solar Olive Wood and Wolkenstein Olive Wood watches are for you.
At first glance, the only strong similarity between the two watches seems to be the pale color of the wood they are carved from. Look a little closer and you'll see that both watches feature contrasting colors between their dials and wooden straps.
In its own subtle way, the olive wood pair reminds us that there are more similarities and differences than meet the eye - and that's just as true for any relationship.
To help you and your loved one enjoy the perfect fit, all of our wooden watches come with adjustment tools and a gift box.
STOLPEN ROSEWOOD AND ROSSWEIN BAMBOO
Stolpen Rosewood and Rosswein Bamboo watches are an excellent choice for couples who enjoy the allure of simplicity. Made of rosewood and bamboo respectively, the bands of these watches differ slightly in their hues.
What unites them, however, is the deep blue center of their respective dials. Both are minimalist in their design and definitely make a nice picture as pair watches.
The two-year warranty and battery life guarantees longevity and quality. The watches also come with setting tools and gift boxes.
We love how these watches can also reflect your relationship - different textures and colors around the edges, but a common core and heart.
CELEBRATE THE GOOD TIMES WITH A PAIR OF WATCHES
Finding a perfect watch is no easy task, let alone finding a matching watch to complement your first. But once you decide on the watches that you and your partner truly resonate with, it will have been worth the time and effort.
Moreover, every moment with your new watch will constantly remind them of the bond you share.
We sincerely hope that this guide has helped you find the right wooden watches for your relationship and provided some assistance in the decision-making process.
Feel free to browse our large collection of wooden watches to create your own personal combination.