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Post by mrneddles on 2012-06-20, 13:15

Although I don't currently own any wood watches, I always felt they make up an interesting niche in our hobby. "Wood watches, ridiculous!", you may say. But why? A nice wood watch takes the same or more artistry and specialized manufacturing techniques as any other watch. Plenty of other objects d'art are made of wood, why not a watch?

Here are a few I find compelling for discussion.
Nixon Rotolog. Interesting design. The only problem is Nixon watches are cheap pieces of shit and I am not a hipster, so could never pull off wearing one.


March La.b's Carroll Shelby watch.
If this one didn't have the Cobra symbol and his name plastered on the dial, I might bite.


Brior watches. Although a broad generalization, Germans don't make shitty things. I imagine this nicely done V7751 is a great watch.


Ralph Lauren has broken into the high priced watch market using Jeager LeCoultre and Piaget movements. This one is particularly sharp.


Any other brands or personal experience out there?

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Post by Ocean on 2012-06-20, 20:07

Ralph Lauren watches if you aren't aware is part of the Richemont Group. That being the case you will see them use these types of movements in them. 2007 is when watches started coming out.

Richemont Group is at the very highest end of watches. http://www.richemont.com/our-businesses.html
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Post by mrneddles on 2013-02-14, 12:24

Pic of the latest Ralph Lauren woodie, courtesy of TZ.
45mm, titanium, display back

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Post by eddiea on 2013-02-14, 13:40

Like the last one...but, I pass for the most part on the idea.

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