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Elegantly crafted watches infused with natural wooden extracts. A watch that perfectly suits any occasion.
Elegantly crafted watches infused with natural wooden extracts. A watch that perfectly suits any occasion.
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At Narwood, we believe we have created a genuinely unique product. All of our watches are handcrafted from sustainable materials and constructed to last a lifetime.

We believe all businesses should give back to the community and the planet in which we live. Once we looked deeper into the horology market we saw that there were very few firms focused on sustainability. Therefore, we have decided to team up with the charity One Tree Planted, to make sure that a tree gets planted in areas affected by deforestation every time you buy a watch. 

We have taken to Kickstarter to raise funds that will enable us to market and ultimately expand our brand and change the watch market forever. We are launching four brand new watches inspired by nature. Each of our new watches will feature a different grain of wood. We wanted our watches to be able to cope with any and all situations, therefore, we made sure all of our watches are waterproof and scratch-proof. So whether you want to take it in the shower or in the sea, you can rest assured your Narwood watch will have you covered. To make our watch as comfortable as possible we decided to use a genuine leather strap. This will soften over time and will become more comfortable the more it is worn. We believe presentation is crucial so each watch comes with a handcrafted watch box made from 100% bamboo.

We are also taking to Kickstarter to expand production of our classic collection. Made from Maplewood and Sandalwood this range defines our company. We wanted to make sure by backing us you receive the best deal possible, therefore we are setting our rewards at the lowest price.

Chestnut Brown / Chrome
Chestnut Brown / Chrome

 

Jet Black / Cherry
Jet Black / Cherry

 

Rose Gold / Navy
Rose Gold / Navy

 

Tuscan Red / Chrome
Tuscan Red / Chrome

 

Handcrafted Bamboo Box
Handcrafted Bamboo Box

 

Maplewood
Maplewood

 

Sandalwood
Sandalwood

 

Dimensions
Dimensions

 

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Dimensions

                                 

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Risks and challenges

Creating a project like this created numerous challenges and risks, to start with we had to choose a charity carefully to maximise the number of trees we can plant and in the areas most affected by deforestation. Taking all this into account we chose the charity One Tree Planted

Engineering the watch presented some difficulties as we wanted to make it light enough to wear all day but strong enough to withstand every situation, therefore, we went with a metal casing and a wooden bezel insert. This enables us to keep an element of nature within the watch as well as maintain its strength. We wanted to keep the internals of the watch light while not compromising reliability, hence we went with a quartz movement.

We also wanted to make sure that the box the watch comes in is made of renewable and sustainable materials, so in the end, we decided to go with sustainably harvested bamboo. The bamboo will give the box strength as well as distinct look which compliments the wooden nature of the watch.

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    Rose Gold / Navy

    Made from high-quality natural materials, this watch is a unique timepiece which is an essential in any collection. Due to its unique design and genuine leather strap, this watch will practically pair with anything. Bold enough that it will stand out yet subtle enough that it fits the description of sartorial elegance perfectly.

    What you get:
    The Navy Blue Genuine Leather Strap
    Rose Gold Watch Housing with a Chestnut wood bezel
    Quartz Movement
    Water Resistant Watch Body
    Handcrafted watch box made from sustainably harvested Bamboo

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    Jet Black / Cherry

    Made from high-quality natural materials, this watch is a unique timepiece which is an essential in any collection. Due to its unique design and genuine leather strap, this watch will practically pair with anything. Bold enough that it will stand out yet subtle enough that it fits the description of sartorial elegance perfectly.

    What you get:
    The Jet Black Genuine Leather Strap
    Black Watch Housing with a Cherry wood bezel
    Quartz Movement
    Water Resistant Watch Body
    Handcrafted watch box made from sustainably harvested Bamboo
    Replacement straps
    12-month Guarantee on all watches

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    Chestnut Brown / Chrome

    Made from high-quality natural materials, this watch is a unique timepiece which is an essential in any collection. Due to its unique design and genuine leather strap, this watch will practically pair with anything. Bold enough that it will stand out yet subtle enough that it fits the description of sartorial elegance perfectly.

    What you get:
    The Chestnut Brown Genuine Leather Strap
    Chrome Watch Housing with a dark Cherry wood bezel
    Quartz Movement
    Water Resistant Watch Body
    Handcrafted watch box made from sustainably harvested Bamboo
    Replacement straps
    12-month Guarantee on all watches

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    Tuscan Red / Chrome

    Made from high-quality natural materials, this watch is a unique timepiece which is an essential in any collection. Due to its unique design and genuine leather strap, this watch will practically pair with anything. Bold enough that it will stand out yet subtle enough that it fits the description of sartorial elegance perfectly.

    What you get:
    The Tuscan Red Genuine Leather Strap
    Chrome Watch Housing with a Zebrawood bezel
    Quartz Movement
    Water Resistant Watch Body
    Handcrafted watch box made from sustainably harvested Bamboo
    Replacement straps
    12-month Guarantee on all watches

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    Sandalwood

    Made from high-quality Sandalwood. The watch is a unique timepiece which is an essential in any collection. Due to its unique design and fully wooden strap, this watch will practically pair with anything. Bold enough that it will stand out yet subtle enough that it fits the description of sartorial elegance perfectly.

    What you get:
    Completely sustainable Dark Sandalwood Watch
    Quartz movement
    Water resistant
    Handcrafted watch box made from sustainable bamboo
    High-quality butterfly clasp
    Strap adjustment tool
    One tree is planted for every watch sold, in partnership with OneTreePlanted
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    6-month guarantee on all watches

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    Maplewood

    Made from high-quality Maplewood. The watch is a unique timepiece which is an essential in any collection. Due to its unique design and fully wooden strap, this watch will practically pair with anything. Bold enough that it will stand out yet subtle enough that it fits the description of sartorial elegance perfectly.

    What you get:
    Completely sustainable Maplewood Watch
    Quartz movement
    Water resistant
    Handcrafted watch box made from sustainable bamboo
    High-quality butterfly clasp
    Strap adjustment tool
    One tree is planted for every watch sold, in partnership with OneTreePlanted
    Extra links on request
    6-month guarantee on all watches

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    2 Watch Combo

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    All Four Watches

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