Building timepieces with natural materials is easier said than done, often with all too tacky results. Alternatively, Seaval Time’s lineup integrates maple or black ash as the watches face, resulting in a minimalistic, logo-free design that has organic feel thanks to prominent natural grain. The face and mechanism are enclosed behind mineral glass in a stainless steel case with hefty screw on crown that’s waterproof to 10ATM (330 feet), ideal for use on and under water. Throw in a rugged leather strap and you’ve got a workhorse of a watch for a fraction of the habitual price.
Preorder at Seaval – $100