I was drawn to this watch from the premium look in shows through its gold finishings. Let’s find out if this watch is worth consideration in this wood watch review for the Woody watch for men in black sandalwood.
Wood: Black Sandalwood
Case Diameter: 1.57 inches (40 mm)
Dial diameter: 1.38 inches (35 mm)
Band Width: 0.75 inches (20 mm)
Band Length: 8.75 inches (230 mm)
Weight: 1.2 ounces (34 g)
Movement: Japanese 2035 Analog Quartz movement
On close inspection I noticed how premium this watch looks. It features gold tinged hour markings on the dial which complement the gold colored second, minute and hour hands. Indeed, the premium look comes from the gold coloring that is used throughout the timepiece. There is also the gold ‘Wood Watch’ logo which is top-centered. The crown also feature a gold finishing and this goes brilliantly with the rest of the watch.
I found that the black sandalwood also did a good job of balancing the overall look. It is easy to get overwhelmed by the gaudiness of the gold highlights but the black wood irons this out by providing a smooth contrast. The wood features alternating lighter and brown streaks which fittingly give off a golden brown hue. You will also find the sandalwood body to be smooth and sculptured which suits the sleek and elegant design.
Some buyers have complained about the difficulty in reading the time under low light conditions. Given that this watch features no illumination it is definitely intended to be worn in a well-lit environment. Otherwise feel free to wear this piece as an accessory to your fashion.
I am quite pleased to find that the clasp – although stainless steel – is also finished with a gold paint job. This adds another premium finish and completes the overall design.
The band width is 0.75 inches (20 mm) which instantly tells us that this watch is definitely meant for men. At only 34 grams in weight it is also amazingly light and reflects a natural advantage of wood over its metal counterpart.
From my research there were almost no customers complaining of the durability or the craftsmanship of the watch. I can see that Woody watch prioritised a quality construction for this timepiece. For some, the heavy use of golden features may seem a bit too much. If this does not deter you then I think you should consider this premium looking timepiece with finishing’s that are unique and compelling. If you enjoyed this review, check our other men’s wooden watch reviews.