FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

How to Care for Your Wood Watch?

With proper care, your wood watch can be worn for many years to come.  Bean & Vanilla wood watches is our way to spread the awareness of keeping the earth healthy.  All Bean & Vanilla wood watches are gathered or re-grown to sustain healthy air and environment for everyone.  Bean & Vanilla offers only the finest quality wood watch can offer. From our skillful craftsman who have worked with wood over 20 years, you can rest assure our wood watch delivers one of the highest quality present today. All our wood watches have already been carefully oiled multiple times to bring out each wood rich colors. In fact, the interaction of the wood with your natural skin oil creates an even luster look.  Overtime, your wood watch will get a rich patina which brings the beauty of each wood. No need polishing. Polishing can actually get into the crown of the watch and may affect the movement of the watch. Therefore, you can save the polishing and enjoy wearing your watch.

How long will the battery last?

With regards to the battery, the battery needs to be replaced after 1-2 years of use, just like any quartz watch. Simply take the wood watch to any watch repair shop that replaces batteries. Do not try to replace the battery yourself. All the batteries look the same and a watch needs just the right size.

Awareness on Humidity.

The wood being used for all Bean & Vanilla watches are in its finest. However, please keep in mind these remains to be organic material. The biggest enemy of wood is sudden changes in temperature and humidity. This means if you leave your watch in a car on a hot sunny day, the high temperature has the ability to swell the wood and may cause it to crack.  Same with leaving it in the car on a particularly cold day or night, the cold will shrink the wood, putting pressure against the glass and pins and may cause breakage at those points.  Humidity control is one of the most important.

Are The Wood Watch Water Proof?

Please keep in mind, these wood have no additional protection such as resin or any kind of coating with exception of oil. Therefore, these wood watches are not water proof.  They should not be submerged under water because wood is an organic material that will be aected if immersed in water.  Please do not swim or shower while wearing your wood watch. Granted, some of the movements in wood watches are water proof, but the wood links on the bands generally are not. However, these wood watches are splash resistant.  Therefore, you do not have to worry if you for a sudden rain and or washing your hands

BV Wood Watch Details

Made from Koa Wood, Red/Black Sandalwood, Bamboo: 

  • Koa:  Species native to Hawaii, considered the most beautiful of hardwoods. Protected; can only be harvested by licensed entity. Koa means brave, bold & fearless warrior in Hawaiian. Koa was used by Ancient Hawaiian to build canoes, surfboards & body boards.
  • Bamboo:  Known also as Ancient Grass for its tenacity & elegance.  For the Chinese, it represents uprightness.  In India, it symbolizes friendship.
  • Sandalwood:  (Red and Black and Plain) Dierent species are found around the world. They are regarded for retaining fragrance even decades after cutting.  For centuries, its oil has been used in cosmetics and medicine. Sandalwood is sacred wood with a lovely aromatic scent. It is used extensively in modern times for incense, aromatherapy, carvings, malas (prayer beads), Ayurvedic medicine, perfumes, and essential oils, where it is said to bring one closer to the Divine. Its scent is said to transform desires, and also to bring emotional balance.

Mechanics:

  • Citizen Movement (Japan)
  • Sapphire Crystal Glass:  Compared to a mineral crystal glass, sapphire is extremely hard making it almost scratch-proof. The world’s best and most expensive watch all have sapphire crystal glass.