Ukrainian Carpenter Carves Functioning Watches Entirely From Wood

by , 05/29/13   filed under: Eco-Friendly Accessories, Featured

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Danevych’s amazing idea took time to take shape. The carpenter – who comes from a family of craftsmen – had no watchmaking training at all, but after studying the mechanical aspects of watches for around three years, his first fully-functioning watch began to come to life.

Each of these unique pieces present a different type of beauty, using exotic types of wood like juniper and bamboo to create the detail. But functionality is also a key principle to his designs: he uses birch for strength and resistance. The watches are traditional, and some have power reserves of around 20 hours.

To celebrate his success in the watchmaking world of design, Danevych was welcomed by the Horological Academy of Independent Creators last year.

+ Valerii Danevych

[Via Daily Mail]

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7 Responses to “Ukrainian Carpenter Carves Functioning Watches Entirely From Wood”

  1. laurapavel1 says:

    Where can we have a look for a full catalouge and a price list?

  2. Brandan Moroni says:

    How much do they cost? How do I order?

  3. femke says:

    They’re 150.000 eur.

    This is his site:

  4. jerree pillai says:

    Is it termite resistance? How about scratch resistance? Colir fading resistance? Moisture resistance? Is formaldyhyde used in making this watch?

  5. j shra says:


  6. nikosfra says:

    How much do it cost? How do I order?

  7. envelope7 (@TweedleNeves) says:

    How would one go about trying to purchase such a beautiful piece of craftmanship such as this? My boyfriend saw this originally and fell in love with it. I admittedly fell for it too! I’d really like to try see about buying him this watch as a christmas present… I tried the Danevych website link as posted above, but no luck with that :(

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