Back when Jonathan and I were just friends – in that awkward liking each other, but too shy to come clean about our feelings stage – Jonathan had a wrist watch that he wore every single day.
Being in the throes of romance, I of course reverted to juvenile flirting tactics, like poking at Jonathan’s watch for an excuse to get close to him. (*gasp!* I touched his hand! Be still my heart!) Long story short, before we’d ever exchanged those first faltering “I love yous”, I had broken Jonathan’s watch. Like.. straight up broke his watch with excessive fiddling and aggressive wrist poking flirtations.
Being a little embarrassed (make that horrified) that I broke my crushes favorite wrist watch, I fell all over myself promising to replace his watch.
Fast forward to today. Over half a decade and two children later, and I finally started thinking about, ya know, actually replacing the broken watch. Haha!
While researching watches and looking for something unique, handmade and truly one-of-a-kind, I discovered the company Woodie Specs, which specializes in handmade wooden watches and sunglasses! These folks were kind enough to send me their red sandalwood watch to review.. and to, ya know, help me replace the run of the mill plastic watch I broke so many years ago. 😉
More About Woodie Specs
From the Woodie Specs website:
“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives” – William A. Foster
From our beginning in 2013 we’ve tried to stay true to our core beliefs—Unique Quality Products at a Quality Price—and to deliver an exceptional experience for each and every one of our customers.
By delivering high quality hand crafted wood apparel accessories such as wood watches and wood sunglasses to the marketplace we hope to build a brand with a loyal, and stylish, customer base.
More About the Watch
This handmade analog red sandalwood watch is made with high quality 100% natural red sandalwood from raw materials, and it came in a beautiful wooden box. Every watch by Woodie Specs is original because no two pieces of wood are exactly the same. It’s truly a work of art!
The watch comes with plenty of links in the wrist, so it fits pretty much anyone – you simply remove links to make the watch fit as needed (the thought of stealing the watch from my husband HAS crossed my mind, haha) and while it’s designed for men, it would make a snazzy fashion statement when worn by a woman! (Especially when paired with some wooden sunglasses!)
My husband loves this watch.. it really does make an amazing gift and has proven to be a great conversation starter! It gets a lot of comments and turns a lot of heads. I’d say it’s a worthy replacement for the broken wristwatch of pre-dating days, what do you think?