Functioning Watches Carved From Wood

Valerii Danevych is a carpenter from Kiev, Ukraine. He comes from a family of cabinet-makers that have been crafting wood for generations. A highly skilled artisan, Danevych did not feel challenged anymore and began to explore how to build mechanical/moving items completely out of wood.

It wasn’t until 2005 that Valerii began to research watchmaking. Three years later, he completed his first functional wooden pocket watch. Since then he has completed a series of functional wooden wristwatches, wall clocks (with pendulums) and table clocks. All are made entirely out of wood with the sole exception of a metal spring needed to propel movement.

Below you will find four of Valerii’s incredible wooden watches. There are many more examples on his official website ( as well.

via: Twisted Sifter


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