How to Make a Wooden Watch

A watch is a timepiece that is typically worn on the wrist. Watches have been around for centuries, with the first mechanical watch appearing in the 15th century.

Today, there are many different types of watches available, including wooden watches. Wooden watches are unique and stylish.

They are also eco-friendly, as they are made from sustainable wood sources.

If you’re interested in owning a wooden watch, there are a few things you need to know. In this blog post, we will share tips on how to create a wooden watch.

Choose the Right Wood to Make Wooden Watches

Making a wooden watch is a fun and rewarding project. But before you start, it's important to choose the right wood and to know how to make the watch. The type of wood you select will determine the look, feel, and durability of your watch.

floral, wooden watch on a light pink table
  • First, you'll want to choose a wood that is strong and durable.
  • Second, you'll want to choose a wood that is hypoallergenic.
  • And third, you'll want to choose a wood that is beautiful and will complement your style.

So, what are the best woods for making a wooden watch? Here are our top picks:

1. Maple: Maple is a hardwood that's perfect for beginners. It's easy to work with and takes stain and paint well. Plus, it has a beautiful grain pattern that adds character to your watch.

2. Cherry: Cherry is another great option for beginners. It's slightly softer than maple, so it's easy to carve and shape. It also has a beautiful red tone.

3. Walnut is another strong and durable wood, and it has a beautiful grain pattern.

Prepare the Wood

Before you can make a wooden watch, you first need to prepare the wood. This involves choosing the right type of wood and then sanding and polishing it so that it's smooth and ready to use.

When it comes to choosing the right type of wood, you need to make sure that it's strong and durable. Some of the best options include walnut, maple, and cherry. Once you've chosen the right wood, you need to sand it down so that it's smooth. You can do this by hand or with a machine, but either way, make sure that you're gentle so you don't damage the wood. After the wood is sanded, it's time to polish it.

Assemble the Watch

Once you have all of your materials, it's time to start assembling your watch! Here are the steps to assemble the watch:

  • Cut the wood for the watch face, using a jigsaw or other saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.
  • Drill a hole in the center of the watch face, big enough to fit the watch movement.
  • Insert the watch movement into the hole, and secure it with the retaining ring.
  • Attach the hands to the watch movement, making sure they are pointing in the correct direction.
  • Place the watch face onto the watch body, and secure it with screws or nails.
  • Attach the watch band to the watch.

Finish the Watch

You've made it through all the steps and now it's time to finish your watch! The final step is to add the watch hands. You'll need to be careful when attaching the hands so that they're level and pointing in the right direction. Once the hands are in place, all that's left to do is give your watch a final once-over to make sure everything looks good. And that's it! You've now made your very own wooden watch.


A wooden watch is a classic timepiece that can be enjoyed for many years. If you’re thinking about making your own wooden watch, here are a few things to keep in mind.

  • First, choose a wood that is durable and will age well.
  • Second, make sure the wood is dry and free of any blemishes.
  • Third, cut the wood into thin strips using a saw or other sharp tool.
  • Fourth, glue the strips together and allow the glue to dry.
  • Fifth, sand the watch to smooth any rough wooden edges.
  • Finally, finish the watch with natural oil or varnish to make wooden watch.


How to handcraft a wooden watch?

A wooden watch is a timeless piece that can be passed down for generations.

Here are a few tips on how to handcraft your own wooden watch:

minimalist wooden watch for man
  • Choose the right type of wood. Different woods have different grains and colors, so it’s important to pick one that fits your style.
  • Cut the wood into thin strips. The thinner the strips, the more delicate the watch will be.
  • Glue the strips together. Be sure to use a strong adhesive so the watch will last.
  • Let the watch dry. Once the watch is dry, you can add any finishing touches, such as a watch band.

    How do you create a wooden watch stand?

    There are a few things you need to make a wooden watch stand: wood, a saw, drill, clamps, wood glue, and sandpaper. You'll also need a few tools to help you with the project: a measuring tape, a level, a pencil, and a square.
    • First, you'll need to decide on the dimensions of your stand. Once you have the measurements, you'll need to cut the wood to size.
    • Then, you'll need to drill a hole in the center of the stand for the watch.
    • Next, you'll need to glue the stand together and clamp it until the glue dries.
    • Finally, you'll need to sand the stand and finish it.

      How do you wear a wood watch?

      Wooden watches are a unique and stylish accessory. But how do you wear one?

      Here are a few tips for men:
      • Pair your wood watch with other natural materials, like leather or cotton.
      • Avoid wearing it in the shower or while swimming, as water can damage the wood.
      • Be careful not to drop it or knock it against hard surfaces, as this can also damage the wood.
        With a little care, you can enjoy your wood watch for years to come!
        Author - Aleksandra Djurdjevic
        Aleksandra Djurdjevic          

        Senior Content Creator

        Aleksandra Djurdjevic is a senior writer and editor, covering jewelry, accessories, and trends. She’s also works with services, home décor. She has previously worked as ESL teacher for English Tochka. Aleksandra graduated from the Comparative Literature department at the Faculty of Philosophy in Serbia. Aleksandra’s love for the environment, crafts and natural products over the years helps her continue to be a top expert at Wooden Earth.


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