The Anatomy of a Perfect Handcrafted Watch

Sep 27th 2017

Handcrafted Watch

The best watchmakers know that a beautiful timepiece is more than just the sum of its parts. In fact, it’s all the little details that can make a watch truly perfect; each intricate movement, the perfect subdial, and every subtle accent help transform a simple watch into a timeless accessory.

At Modply, we merge form and function to create wooden watches that are…well beautiful. So, how do you know if you’re looking at a premium handcrafted watch? Here are some clues to help you spot the work of a master watchmaker.

The Band

These days, most watch bands are made from rubber, leather, or metals like steel. While those band options can make for a very attractive watch, a truly breathtaking wooden watch makes ample use of premium-quality wood.

Harvard watch

For example, take a look at our handcrafted  Harvard watch in blackened redwood. This timepiece features a band made of real wooden links. Not only does the consistent use of redwood make for a strikingly beautiful look, the carefully-crafted links can be removed adjusting the watch for a perfect fit that feels custom made! These details make your watch more stylish and more comfortable.

The Face

The face is one of a watch’s most important components. After all, it is where you see what time it is! However, the watch face should follow the design principle stating that less is more. When it comes to the watch face, the key to perfection can be summed up in three words: keep it simple.

An example of this is our chic, minimal design, like the one you’ll find on our women’s handcrafted  Jura watch. The face design doesn’t obscure your view of the hour and minute hand. We also add colorful accents to the Jura’s elegant, sleek design adding a touch of class.

The Case

The watch case is the outer border surrounding the face and the body of the watch that holds the movement in place. This protects the internal parts from bumps and bruises all while adding flair and class.

Atan watch

Each case can vary in many ways depending on the style of watch. Sometimes, they have decorative etchings, like our handcrafted zebrawood  Atan watch, while other designs are left with an elegant simplicity.

However, the one defining quality that well-made watch cases possess is durability, giving you the freedom to go about your day without damaging your watch’s inner components and movement.

The Special Touch

A stunning wooden watch that’s engraved can make a great gift for someone special such as your father, your girlfriend, the best man at your wedding, or anyone else you care about.

At Modply, we always give you the option to have your wooden watch personalized, so you can truly make it your own or unique and special for a friend or loved one.

wooden watch back plates

When you order a watch from us, you can be sure that your timepiece will be perfect from the tip of the band to the engraved personal message behind the face. Our watches are always designed to be greater than the sum of their parts. Learn more about our timepieces and contact us today for more information.

Explore our store now to find your perfect handcrafted watch!