Minimalist Luxury Wood Watches made out of waste wood
Minimalist Luxury Wood Watches made out of waste wood

Our story

Raised in the heart of the black forrest in Germany, the relation to nature can get pretty strong. For us, wood is one of the most multifaceted and fascinating material in this world.

In a early stage, due to some good contacts to wood manufactures, we recognized something curious: There are big wood manufactures all over the world, which all have one problem. Stock leftovers are super expensive as they hinder the supply workflow for following projects. As logical consequence, woods with highest quality, are sold below market price, as if it would be waste. So how can we use it appropriately to its quality and value, to create a long-lasting product, which could be a statement people love to see?

As passionate watch wearer the solution was obvious. Propably no Product is better displayed than a beautiful watch as a daily accessory. So lets design something beautiful out of it and make a statement.

First CAD Draft
First CAD Draft

By the way, one great sideffect which appeared in a later state: As our concept based on using mainly materials which is traded as "waste" (although we are obviosly talking about materials with the highest quality available), manufacturing can be done far cheaper than many competitors do.

Manufacturing process:

Our first collection, 2017, is designed in our hometown in the black forrest, for several month of development. Our design vision was a minimalist modern look, that makes all models eye-catching and outstanding.

The difficult part was to get contracts with wood manufactures all over the world, providing us their exotic wood leftovers in bulk for fair prices. We finally succeeded by presenting our concept and first prototypes.

Incoming woods
Incoming woods

Meanwhile all incoming woods have to pass series of tests and are processed in a way, that allows us to guarentee a high quality standard. All other parts have to fulfill sector standards as well, to make it as competitive as possible:

Drilling of the hardwood case
Drilling of the hardwood case

+ Every watch benefits from its high quality, precise and reliable Japanese Miyota Movement. Since World War II, Japan is one of the worldwide leading watch movement producer.

+ To ensure lasting beauty, we have fitted your watch with scratch resistant crystal glass. It is synthetically produced crystal its hardness making it extremely durable.

+ Lastly, each watch features a durable butterfly clasp, that is 100 % hidden when you wear the watch. It features two stainless steel metal links for added security and increased quality.

Dial size: 40 mm
Band size: 16,3 mm
Thickness: 9,5 mm
Round cell battery runtime: 2 years, easy to change

Casing

Between all these values, the exotic hardwoods of the casing, is what makes our watches promising to be modern, minimalist and professional in style. Each wood has it´s own character and is combined with beautiful dials.

THE BEAUTY LIES IN THE DETAILS. EVERY SINGLE WATCH IS HANDCRAFTED AND INDIVIDUALLY TESTED IN QUALITY.

minimalist dial & modern design
minimalist dial & modern design

 

engraved black forest logo - seal for quality
engraved black forest logo - seal for quality

Our rewards

We really would like to get the series production started. But to cooperate with big wood processing companies you have to order in bulk. Some people say our prices are insane; but we hope, that these kickstarter-intro prices and the green concept behind our campaign lead to enough funding to reach our goal."The post-kickstarter survey is very critical in getting your GR Watch manufactured and delivered to your front door timely. This survey is where you tell us your model choice and delivery address."

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