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What are your favourite Swiss wooden watch brands?

Hi there,

Switzerland is famous for its watch manufacturing. Recently I have bought my first Swiss Wood Watch (from the brand Zeitstamm).
Since I am not familiar with Swiss watch brands I wanted to ask you, if there are some more interesting wood watches from Swiss companies that I could buy in future?

Thank you for your input!
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Re: What are your favourite Swiss wooden watch brands?

I heard that wooden watches will give you splinters in your wrist. Those watches look like shite to be honest. Maybe a hobbit would appreciate them? And, what is "Swiss Movement"? Stopping at the top of an escalator or in front of a train door?
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And, what is "Swiss Movement"?
The mechanism that make the clock hands move is called movement, that's all. The Swiss part is about manufactured in Switzerland by any of these companies: ETA, Sellita, STP.

@Maxilus. Watch companies are just like car companies. They do design, final assembly, marketing and sales. Actual manufacturers of components are spread in several cantons. Sometimes small specialty ones, sometimes huge mass production ones. Only a few high end watchmakers do the whole thing from A to Z, but you can buy a house with that money.
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The mechanism that make the clock hands move is called movement, that's all. The Swiss part is about manufactured in Switzerland by any of these companies: ETA, Sellita, STP.
Or here maybe?
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Or here maybe?
Well, once we consider fraud as feasible, possibilities are endless. Assuming no fraud, there are certain rules to call a product Swiss made.

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At least 60% of the cost price (including R&D costs) must be realized in Switzerland. The stage which confers on the product its essential characteristics takes place in Switzerland. There are exceptions here too: it is possible to exclude – under certain conditions – raw materials and semi-finished products which do not exist in Switzerland.
https://www.kmu.admin.ch/kmu/en/home...swissness.html
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Re: What are your favourite Swiss wooden watch brands?

I've not seen a wood watch before. It is beautiful!
I no longer wear watches or I'd be tempted to get one.
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Well, once we consider fraud as feasible, possibilities are endless. Assuming no fraud, there are certain rules to call a product Swiss made.


https://www.kmu.admin.ch/kmu/en/home...swissness.html
Ok, but what are the rules about calling something a 'Swiss Movement'?

Ah, there are none.

I find it funny that this wooden watch company doesn't even say what type of wood they use, just 'offcuts from the furniture industry'

OP, is your watch waterproof? lol
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I've not seen a wood watch before. It is beautiful!
I no longer wear watches or I'd be tempted to get one.

The wooden watch of the future is coming... would have been here already if Moto didn't stink at manufacturing


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OP, is your watch waterproof? lol

With wooden armband as well like the OP's model, at least it floats better than any other watch.
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Re: What are your favourite Swiss wooden watch brands?

I know Guido, a wood craftsman, personally and have seen his watches in person. He speaks English well and is extremely approachable. If you're looking for a wooden watch, please have a look at what his family-owned business has to offer:

https://schreinerei-styger.ch/produk...-led-leuchten/
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Ok, but what are the rules about calling something a 'Swiss Movement'?

Ah, there are none.

Some of this is wishful thinking, but in principle there are:
https://www.fhs.swiss/file/8/Guide_FH_v.5_en.pdf
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Ok, but what are the rules about calling something a 'Swiss Movement'?

Ah, there are none.

I find it funny that this wooden watch company doesn't even say what type of wood they use, just 'offcuts from the furniture industry'

OP, is your watch waterproof? lol
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With wooden armband as well like the OP's model, at least it floats better than any other watch.
LOL, that's the two things that crossed my mind too: What happens to the watch when it gets into water, does the wood swell?
And the next though "at least it keeps one above water" .... not. At that size.

"Swiss movement" specification:
<<a movement that is assembled in Switzerland, checked there by the manufacturer and whose components are Swiss-made for at least 50% of their value.
With a Swiss Made watch, this movement must be installed in the case in Switzerland, switched on, and are also checked by the manufacturer in Switzerland. >>
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what are the rules about calling something a 'Swiss Movement'?
Generally = "made by Swatch".

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I heard that wooden watches will give you splinters in your wrist. Those watches look like shite to be honest. Maybe a hobbit would appreciate them? And, what is "Swiss Movement"? Stopping at the top of an escalator or in front of a train door?

Bruuh what a comment
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Well, once we consider fraud as feasible, possibilities are endless. Assuming no fraud, there are certain rules to call a product Swiss made.


https://www.kmu.admin.ch/kmu/en/home...swissness.html
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Ok, but what are the rules about calling something a 'Swiss Movement'?

Ah, there are none.

I find it funny that this wooden watch company doesn't even say what type of wood they use, just 'offcuts from the furniture industry'

OP, is your watch waterproof? lol
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Some of this is wishful thinking, but in principle there are:
https://www.fhs.swiss/file/8/Guide_FH_v.5_en.pdf
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LOL, that's the two things that crossed my mind too: What happens to the watch when it gets into water, does the wood swell?
And the next though "at least it keeps one above water" .... not. At that size.

"Swiss movement" specification:
<<a movement that is assembled in Switzerland, checked there by the manufacturer and whose components are Swiss-made for at least 50% of their value.
With a Swiss Made watch, this movement must be installed in the case in Switzerland, switched on, and are also checked by the manufacturer in Switzerland. >>
There are indeed some legal criteria that define a Swiss origin. I am working in manufacturing industry where we have specific criteria that need to be fulfilled to be able to name our machines "SWISS".

In the recent years, those definitions got even stricter, making it hard for Swiss companies to compete on the international market with reasonable prices.

Especially in the Swiss Watch industry are strict rules to protect the Swissness.

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I've not seen a wood watch before. It is beautiful!
I no longer wear watches or I'd be tempted to get one.
Same with me. I fell in love with wooden watches the first time I saw one.

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There are indeed some legal criteria that define a Swiss origin. I am working in manufacturing industry where we have specific criteria that need to be fulfilled to be able to name our machines "SWISS".
Why do you say then that you are a physics teacher??
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There are indeed some legal criteria that define a Swiss origin. I am working in manufacturing industry where we have specific criteria that need to be fulfilled to be able to name our machines "SWISS".

In the recent years, those definitions got even stricter, making it hard for Swiss companies to compete on the international market with reasonable prices.

Especially in the Swiss Watch industry are strict rules to protect the Swissness.

At least the watch industry got sophisticated enough to distinguish "Swiss movement", "Swiss made" etc. and tried to address the electronic/mechanical equivalence. If there is a single label, that must be a bear to fulfill for machinery.
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The wooden watch of the future is coming... would have been here already if Moto didn't stink at manufacturing


Looks nice!

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Only a few high end watchmakers do the whole thing from A to Z, but you can buy a house with that money.

That's not entirely true. There are lots of Swiss companies that offer watches with in-house movements, that are quite affordable. Companies like Zenith, Tag Heuer, Breitling, Tudor etc. If you move over to Germany Nomos offers amazing value for a watch with an in-house movement and from Japan, Grand Seiko is incredible



OK, these watches are thousands, as opposed to hundreds, but not tens of thousands like Vacheron, Patek or AP (PS, even Patek used to buy in their movements)
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