I had a watch that I loved, but the band broke and it sat on a shelf in my kitchen for… oh… 3 years or so awaiting repair. It’s still there. I’m gonna get get fixed, I swear.
And in the meantime, I kept hoping that I would turn into one of those people who didn’t wear a watch and, as a result, was somehow unencumbered by the contrictions of scheduling and time.
No such luck. I just became one of those annoying people who is always looking at their phone. Plus I found that limiting my kid’s access to screen media (including the iPhone) is much harder when you’re pulling it out of your bag all the time to see what time it is. So I finally gave up and began a search for a new watch in earnest. That I could love. And that wasn’t going to cost me a half a year’s worth of child care.
Finally, it emerged. From the pages of the Martha Stewart Living holiday gift guide, no less. wewood, a company out of Los Angeles, makes beautiful watches out of sustainably grown trees. And ever since I’ve had one of my own, I’ve gotten into loads of conversations with people from all walks of life about how cool it is to have a watch made out of wood.
**Also, if you are serious about saving a few $$s whie you’re at it, go check out RawFeed for coupons on Wewood products. They come and go, but it’s always worth checking before you pay full price, right?
Which makes me happy.
And it also gives me an opening to talk about the importance of usinig sustainable materials whenever possible. Not to mention the fact that the less you are handling your phone, the less radiation you’re getting from it. But that’s another story for another time…