Wooden Sunglasses FAQ
Are wooden sunglasses durable?
Yes wooden sunglasses are durable and will stand up to everyday life. Wood is a very strong and ecologically sound material.
In saying this you need to treat them with the care they deserve. Make sure you keep them in the bamboo box or a safe place when not being worn. Do not store your sunglasses loosely in your bag, pocket or on a hot car dashboard as this can cause damage. It's also best to put them on with two hands to avoid putting strain on the arms.
As wood is buoyant, most of our sunglasses will float, however, as the range encompasses a few different designs we can't guarantee they all will.
Are my sunglasses waterproof?
They're water resistant, can take a splash and even be submerged but it's not a good idea to leave them soaking in water for long periods of time. Also like all sunglasses if they get dunked in seawater just rinse them off with fresh.
How should I take care of my sunglasses?
Keep sunglasses in the original box when not being worn. If you want to and you think the wood has become dry you can oil them with butchers block oil or wood beeswax.
What is a polarized lens and do I need it?
Short answer: Polarized sunglasses are good for some people, not so good for others. See link for a blog describing the in's and out's - Polarized Sunglasses
What kind of UV protection do your sunglasses provide?
All our sunglasses protect from UVB and UVA spectrums based on the UV400 standard.
What is the difference between laminated wood and solid wood?
If you can remember from woodwork class, laminated wood is thin veneers of wood glued and pressed together. In each layer the way the grain runs is alternated giving it lots of strength. Because of this laminated sunglasses tend to allow thinner designs and can have coloured layers.
Solid wood is just that...solid. It's one piece of wood carved out to form your awesome pair of sunglasses.
Basically the two forms just come down to an aesthetic and what you like the look of.
Wooden Watches FAQ
Are wooden watches durable?
Yes. Again wood is a durable, natural, sustainable product which can stand up to everyday life. In saying that, like any watch you need to take basic care of it, such as not dropping it, hitting it and giving it a clean once in a while.
Are wood watches waterproof?
No they are not waterproof, so you can't go swimming with it, however it can take a splash, it will cope with rain and you can wash the car whilst wearing one. The only limitation is it can't be submerged in water.
How do I set the time?
With the watch off your wrist, gently pull out the crown of the watch from it's locked position. Rotate the crown going away from you until you reach the correct time. Gently push the crown back in to start the mechanism and you're good to go.
On some watches where you can set the date there is a middle position when pulling out the crown. This middle section is for setting the date.
How do I take care of my wooden watch?
You can clean your watch by creating a mixture of a little bit of lemon juice and olive oil. Grab a cotton bud and clean around and into all the surfaces. Once finished just wipe away any residue with a cotton cloth.
How do I change the links on my all wood watch?
This job can be tricky and if you'd prefer to have a professional do it, head down to your local watch shop and they can do it for the price of a coffee
Where your watch has wood links, you may need to remove some links to provide the perfect fit. Along with your watch will be the link removal tool.
Place the watch on your wrist and decide how many links you would like to remove.
With the watch taken off and resting on a soft surface, gently place the tool on the pin you wish to remove and push with gentle but steady pressure. Alternatively you can hold the tool steady and very gently use a hammer to push the pin through. If the pin does not come out it may mean you need to push from the other side. The pin will only come out one way with the larger end coming out first. Repeat this step until the desired number of links have been removed. Reconnect the links by pushing the pins back in the opposite direction to how it came out.
Video to follow soon.