This is the first project in Kickstarter history that a solar powered wooden watch is being made from recyclable woods collected from my home city, Hong Kong.
木表 is a premium solar powered wooden watch designed in Hong Kong that carries an important social message; “appreciate nature with every second”. Made from upcycled teak wood, each 木表 watch has its own unique character; bearing subtle markings as a homage to its former life as floor boards.
The concept behind 木表, is to make people to be more socially aware about the environment and make more environmental friendly decision each time they look at their watch in the hustle of everyday day life. We always say time is limited; so is nature.
Typical wooden watches currently found in the market, are assembled with standard battery powered movements. Batteries create more wastage and does not achieve the concept of eco-friendly. Therefore, I have chosen this solar powered movement in my design
Eco Friendly and Upcycling – Recycled wood will be used to make the body and strap of the watch. The recycled wood will be supplied by WOODRITE, a famous Hong Kong furniture brand that uses reclaimed wood to make designer furniture.
Minimalistic – Less is more. “木表” has a simple minimalistic design, allowing for the beauty and character of the solid teak wood to be the focus point of the timepiece.
Quality and Durability– To have better control over quality and delivery times, I am working directly with manufacturers instead of using a 3rd party company to ensure the high quality of 木表. To make the watch even more durable, a steel inner case will be added to protect the watch movement from water and wear damage.
Case Body and Strap: Made from recycled teak floor boards collected and semi-finished by WoodRite in Hong Kong. Case Diameter 44mm (3H-9H) and strap width 22mm.
Movement: AS06 Japanese movement. A simple 3 hands movement, the watch can be fully recharged under sunlight within 2 hours (Full Beam) and can store up to 2 months worth of power.
Dial: Semi transparent dial allowing the watch to absorb sunlight to power the movement.
Glass: Scratch resistant sapphire crystal
Water Resistant: 30 metres ( The watch is awaiting testing by the Hong Kong Production Council under the ISO 22810 standard)
Caseback: laser engraved with the “木表” logo, and we are offering 20 watches to do free customization with text/logo.
Battery Life: Stores up to 2 months of power, can be recharged by sunlight and other light sources
Finishing: Hand polished with allergy-free wax coating. The coating is not harmful to human skin, and protects the watch from water damage.
Packaging: 2 options are available. Backers can choose between a simple designer cardboard box or a wooden box made from recycled wood as seen in the video for an additional cost in backers options.
Pocket Watch is also available with the same size as the wrist watch version, comes with stainless steel chains.