How a bamboo watch becomes an international diplomatic scandal

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One day, the Japan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tarō Kōno (@konotarogomame) was photographed during a meeting with South Korea’s Foreign Minister, Kang Kyung-wha. There wasn’t anything particularly noteworthy about the meeting, nor was there anything particularly important about what was happening in the photograph. And yet the photo went viral, causing quite a bit of […]

Top 99 engraving ideas- motivational quotes – engraving inspiration

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We get asked from time to time what are some cool engraving ideas for wood watches, and we decided that we would do a blog series highlighting the different types of engravings. We wanted to start the series with our top 99 engraving ideas for motivation.  We particularly like these for graduates, or a loved one that […]

Top 7 benefits of wearing wood watches


According to the business media company, Forbes, people who wear traditional watches are more successful. They are more productive, punctual, organized and are appreciative of quality and style. In an era when smartphones seem to be making the traditional timepiece redundant, it’s good to know there is still a place for the watch. Are you thinking about […]

A present for the planet? How to cut holiday waste

Holiday Waste

While the holiday season is a time of giving and thoughtfulness, it can also be a time of excess and waste. Americans throw away 25 percent more trash than usual between Thanksgiving and New Year’s — about a million extra tons of garbage each week, according to the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), a Washington, […]