My Tense Mini Oregon Watch made of natural Zebrawood. Read on to enter to win a Tense wooden watch!
I’ve been wearing my 100 percent reclaimed wood watch by Tense daily (pictured above) and I’ve never been paid so many compliments on a timepiece. It’s handsome, well-built with our planet in mind, and has tons of character. I check the time and feel happy and connected to nature. And there’s tons of intrigue surrounding it—I get lots of: “Is that a wood watch?” I love fielding that question because my new watch’s story is a fun one to tell.
The British Columbia-based company only harvests cast-off wood that is deemed useless or disposable, and never extracts wood directly from living trees. Each and every Tense watch is handmade by craftsmen in British Columbia, an ecologically rich destination that I fell in love with when I visited.
Tense’s founder, Ken Lau, began his career designing clocks and watches in his homeland of Hong Kong. After moving to British Columbia in the late 1960s, the environment inspired him to experiment with natural materials such as exotic wood and stone for designer clocks, and eventually watches. Tense was founded in 1971 and Ken became a pioneer in his experimentation with responsibly harvested wood watches.
Today, Tense is a family owned and operated business that remains true to Ken’s artisan touch and message. Attention to detail, selective and sustainable materials choices and overall passion for quality is very much the essence of this brand.
Enter our Instagram Giveaway!
Want Want this gorgeous Tense Mini Summit watch made from African Rosewood and Maplewood on your wrist?
TO WIN: Simply follow Eco-Chick on Instagram @EcoChickie and like our giveaway post with #TenseWatches. Literally, all you have to do is a double tap to win. Easy peasy.
DEETS: One random @ecochickie Instagram follower will be selected who has also liked our post featuring Tense Watches. Entrants must be 18 or older and located in the U.S. or Canada. Submissions will be collected until December 9th at midnight eastern standard time. Good luck!
PS! Tense’s online store is offering free shipping worldwide throughout the Holidays. A Tense wooden watch would make an amazing gift for a friend or loved one that would last for years to come. My boyfriend Bryan already dropped a hint that he wants one of their handsome Men’s watches.
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