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ECO MATERIALS USED IN THE PRODUCTION OF OUR WEWOOD WOODEN WATCHES

Army - Verawood 
Scientific Name: Bulnesia Sarmientoi
Verawood is a tree native to South America that is known for its medicinal properties, but is also a popular choice in boatbuilding and tool handles. Its colour can range from light olive to dark forest green. The wood tends to darken with age, especially upon exposure to light. A durable outdoor wood, it is a popular watch choice for the adventure-prone.

Beige - Maple 

Scientific Name: Acer Campestre /Acer Pseudoplatanus

Known as a traveller’s wood, maple is said to attract those who enjoy change and movement. Gypsies, some of the original travellers, believed that eating the seeds would attract love. Maple’s light golden hue and workability make it a popular choice among woodworkers, and its availability makes it a sustainable choice for watchmaking.

Black - African Blackwood 

Scientific Name: Dalbergia Melanoxylon (Mpingo)
Among the densest and hardest woods in the world, African Blackwood is native to the central and southern African Savannah. Its durability and rich colouring makes it a popular choice for woodwind instruments. The African Blackwood’s use dates back to the time of the ancient Egyptians, where it was used to create exquisite furniture for nobles.

Nut - Walnut

Scientific Name: Juglans Regia
In Chinese medicine, the walnut is often rotated in the palm of the hand as a means of stimulating blood circulation. Though a resilient wood, walnut is surprisingly light, making it easy to work with. The sturdiness of the wood makes walnut the ideal wood for items that are used in an active household or lifestyle.

Teak - Reclaimed Teakwood

Scientific Name: Tectona Grandis

This strong caramel coloured wood that is used in our Date Teak Wood Watch is more than 20 years old and it is 100% recycled. This wood is commonly used in boat building, veneer, exterior construction, carving, turnins and other small wood objects. 

Zebrano - Beli

Scientific Name: Julbernardia Pellegriniana

Native to Africa, this type of wood is a cream coloured wood with and brown streaks vaguely resembling a zebra's stripes. It is most commonly used for veneers but also for stocks of shotguns or in exotic guitars. In the past this type of wood was used in automobiles like the Cadillac and Mercedes-Benz.