We love watches at Gadgets 4 Guys. As we’ve demoed watches that range in quality and pricing, we’ve become a bit of an authority on the subject. We love watches that have sleekness mixed with elegance and always appreciate a watch that brings something totally unique to the table. The last bit we always look at is the price of the watch available. We don’t hate on people that buy a watch that costs the same amount of money as our car if they can afford it (who are we kidding, yes, we do hate on you) but appreciate an affordable watch. So when the guys over at SPGBK reached out to us and let us demo one of their new wooden watches, we jumped at the chance.
When we first got the Encore from SPGBK, we wanted to look at the case in which it came. It seems silly but that always seems to be a good indicator of the effort that was put into the watch. SPGBK had a solid case but we could hardly wait to see what a wooden watch felt like. Nobody had ever tried one and it seemed like such a unique and foreign concept that none of us could guess if we would love it (or hate it). As we picked up the watch, the weight difference from a traditional metal or silver watch was huge. If you like lighter weight watches, the SPGBK wooden watches are probably right up your alley. The Encore was a jet black wooden watch that had a circular face to the actual watch but straight lines on the casing surrounding it. We liked this modern mix of design elements and liked that they created this one in black (a color very applicable to a lot of the business outfits you wear on a daily basis). Even though the bands are made of wood, you can still adjust them just like any other watch if there are too many links on it. The official weight comes in at less than 4 ounces which did make it very light. Why is light good? Try typing on a computer for 8 hours with a lot of weight on one of your wrists. It isn’t fun. The one thing that we did have to get used to was the very large face of the watch. If you’re not used to the larger faced watches, make sure to check out the pictures to get an idea of the size so you know what you’re getting. Click here to buy the SPGBK Wooden watch.