Original Grain Watches

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original-grain-wood-watchesOriginally from the Pacific Northwest, Original Grain is an American wood watches manufacturer founded by Andrew and Ryan BELTRAN. The brand’s name is derived from the wood quality that makes a wood watch so unique : the natural and original wood grain.Original Grain was mentioned in many famous media outlets like Forbes.com where one of their watches were featured in a holiday gifts article.

Original Grain combines stainless steel and wood to produce elegant and sturdy timepieces. The OG watches are handcrafted and are made of various kinds of wood from around the globe with a special sustainable choice factor. According to Original Grain, for each watch sold they plant ten trees to provide food to some local villages. OG watches are made of various wood types like
Maple from the USA,Ebony from Indonesia, Rosewood ,or more precisely, Pau Rosa from Africa, Verawood from Argentina, and American Oak.

Original Grain Watches Collections

Designed in California, Original Grain has three wood watches collections,The Classic, The Barrel and The Minimalist.

The Classic

This collection features elegant watches made of both wood and steel. In order to get a classic look, the typeface style of the hour indices are written with Roman Numerals. The Original Grain logo is also written with a classic serif typeface. Materials used in this collection are mainly Rosewood, Verawood and Maple as well as steel in black and chrome. The strap also is a nice combination of links made mainly of steel and middle links pieces made of wood. The watches case size of this collection is 43mm in diameter.

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The Minimalist

This collection has the particularity of leather strap watches with a thin case silhouette. Wood is not very present in watches from this collection. You find wood only on the bezel, except the Ebony/Matte Black watch where you find wood also on the dial. Watches from this collection are like the name suggest, minimalist. They feature sleek hands and hour/seconds indices just like the ultra sleek case. The No-Numbers style gives a neat look along with a thin logo font with which “Original Grain” logo is written on the dial. These timepieces bands feature a nice looking Italian Leather. “The Minimalist””watches case size is 40mm in diameter.

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The Barrel

Watches from this collection are made of Ebony, Sapel Mahogany, and American Oak Barrel Wood. Just like “The Classic” collection, wood is inlaid on the bezel and links. The wood links on these watches are a bit bigger than “The Classic” collection watches.Concerning the style, The Barrel Collection is the middle way betweel “The Classic” and “The Minimalist” collections as it has modern numerals typeface and hour indices on the dial. The watches case size of this collection is 47mm in diameter.

The movement used by Original Grain is a Japanese Miyota Movement. Like many wood watches, the OG timepieces are not fully water resistant. Slash proof is the term used by the brand to indicate that you can wash your hands with the watch on them, but they clearly state that it’s not made for swimming and diving.

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Specifications:

  • 100% all-natural wood
  • Designed in California
  • Handcrafted
  • Wood and Stainless Steel
  • 40 to 47 mm wide (including wood bezel)
  • Slash Proof
  • Japanese Miyota Precision Quartz Movement

Original Grain Kickstarter

Original Grain has launched a Kickstarter campaign, a website where creators and designers could find financial support, to help the company start and finance production costs ( watches, packaging, shipping…etc). After its campaign success, Original Grain has become the third most popular fashion brand in kickstarter history.