WHY BUY A WOODEN WATCH?
For its comfort and its natural side
Rustic-Tac wooden watches are light and very comfortable. They are treated with a natural oil, no dye added. Thus, the watch is hypoallergenic and safe for your skin.
For its eco-responsible side
Rustic-Tac wooden watches are environmentally friendly because they are made from renewable resources: wood. They are made from recovered wood parts, carefully selected for their properties and durability. The watches are also assembled by hand.
For its originality
Rustic-Tac wooden watches have a timeless design. Your watch will be unique, impossible to find a model identical to yours. Each creation has its own color and grain, more or less dark, depending on the climate and the place where the wood comes from.
IS MY WOODEN WATCH WATERPROOF?
IS A WOODEN WATCH SOLID?
HOW DOES MY WATCH WORK?
Mechanical movement: this is a movement with a winding mechanism, a spring, gears. Some mechanical movements can be self-winding.
Quartz movement: a movement that uses a battery to power the vibration of a quartz crystal. A quartz movement can display the time either by hands (analog) or by liquid crystal (LCD). Depending on the type of movement, the accuracy varies:
Mechanical: 5 to 30 seconds per day
Mechanical automatic: more or less 2 to 4 minutes per month Quartz: 1 minute per year, more or less
ARE YOUR WATCHES MADE IN QUEBEC?
If you consider creation, design, and materials as all being parts of the manufacturing process, then our wooden watches are a sort of global collaboration.
Our founder, Jocelyn Brunette, is the creator, designer, and innovator of the vast majority of products offered at Rustic-Tac. However, some international suppliers and local artisans also contribute to our line of products.
The different types of wood we use come from Canada, Africa, India, and Asia. They have all been tested and treated, by our team, to withstand the harsh Quebec climate.
The mechanical parts for our watches are quartz based and come from Japan. Some are from Myota, and others are manufactured by Seiko. Both companies are renowned in the global watch market.
The cutting and assembly of these parts are done in Asia so that we may obtain the best possible production prices while maintaining our high standards of quality. The whole process is carried out in close partnership with our founder.
We are proud to say that ours is the only wooden watch repair shop in Quebec and that we can repair any wooden watch, regardless of the brand. In this same workshop, we also offer personalized engraving.
WHAT KIND OF WOOD DO YOU USE?
Our Types of Wood
Each type of wood has its own particularities: colors, grain, solidity and beauty.
Discover the types of wood used by Rustic-Tac.
Acacia: The acacia tree, or koa, is resistant to fungi and insects. Acacia wood is characterized by brown, red and gold tones. Origin : East Asia
Amaranth: Amaranth wood is extremely dense and waterproof, and thus very durable. When exposed, the wood takes on a deeper eggplant purple hue. Origin : Solomon Island
Bamboo: Bamboo has the advantages of being light, hollow and flexible. It is a long straight stem with regularly spaced nodes, light yellow in color. Origin : Far East
Ebony: Ebony is characterized by a dark, almost black color. Because of its dark color, the details of the material are often difficult to perceive. Origin : East Africa
Walnut: Walnut wood can be light or dark brown in color. Darker stripes also appear with regularity. Origin: North America
Olive: Olive wood comes from the fruit tree of the same name and is a strong, durable type of wood with a fine, uniform texture and natural luster. Origin: Southern Europe
Sandalwood: Sandalwood comes from several species that can be found around the world, each with its own color. Origin: South America and East Africa
Zebrano: Its wood is relatively soft, light ochre with dark brown streaks. It has a straight grain without knots. Origin : West Equatorial Africa