Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Grove's wooden watch is not like Washington's wooden teeth

If I wore a watch much, I think I'd get this one. I have a profound weakness for quality design and quality materials, especially natural ones well used.

Grove makes many unusual and sexy things out of wood.

I'm also hooked on their case. It comes in sizes for iPad Mini, iPad Air, and the new thin Macbook. (Though surely many other brand's products will fit in one of them.) This may be the most stylish case I've seen so far.
Update: I got it myself now, and I've gotta say I'm slightly disappointed. NaĆ®vely I thought it would be this mavellous hardwood construction made possible only by modern lasercutting technology, but instead it feels more like felt covered with wood veneer. I expected it to sound like wood when you knocked on it, but it's too soft for that.  It is possible it's the only way it could be done within a certain price/weight limit, but still, sigh.

I love that since it's lasercut, it's not just lines in the wood, each facet is actually totally flat! 


John D. Linn said...

I think you mean Washington's wooden teeth? But perhaps I am missing something?

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Ah yes, thanks. Being foreign doesn't help your basic folklore knowledge.

Bru said...

If you really did want a nice wood watch, I would suggest a used Tissot Wood Watch. I owned one for a while. It was very well made, and much more elegant than the Grove. Lots of pictures available with Google Image Search

Are you familiar with Ochs und Junior? Their watches are what the Grove aspires to be. I would wear one of their moon phase watches all the time - if somebody else bought one for me.


Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I am not so keen on the Tissot watches, for some reason. Seem to have no texture, which is like removing the wetness from water.

But some of the Ochs and Junior watches are very nice, must be said.

CalgaryMark said...

Eo, are you aware of these? I have only seen the pictures but (some of them)look good to me. http://tensewatch.com/

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Those look very promising, thanks, Mark.