The Viking Leif Erikson was the first European to set foot on the North-American coast around the year 1000.
He stayed there with his crew for almost a year before they set sail back to their homes in Greenland.
With natural shades of beige, our Leif made of koa wood and real jasper stone was created in memory of this adventurous Northman.
Our Metal-Core technology has been especially developed in order to make our watch constructions with natural materials even more durable. With timepieces that have this special type of construction, the clockwork is encased in an airtight metal jacket that guarantees a waterproofness of up to 5ATM.
We thereby unify the best of two worlds: natural diversity of materials & the longevity of our designs.
Natural Look and Feel
Natural Look and Feel
Thanks to our special constructions made from natural materials, your Holzkern model means you’re wearing a genuine piece of nature.
Enjoy the distinctive optic and feeling of wood, stone and other natural materials, and be inspired by their wearing comfort!
- Case: 41mm diameter, made of koa wood
- Dial: Genuine Jasper
- Movement: Quartz movement by Citizen
- Band: 20mm width, adjustable length, made of koa wood
How do I adjust my watch to the perfect size?
With so many different designs, there’s definitely the perfect model for every wrist size. Our watches with linked bracelets can be easily adjusted to any preferred length.
Additional bracelet links and the necessary tools are enclosed free of charge so that you can immediately adjust your model to your individual wrist size and wear it.
The leather watch straps and vegan alternative straps in our product range come in industry-standard sizes. For particularly short or long watch straps, you’re sure to find what you need at your trusted specialised watch or jewellery dealer.
What is delivered in the package contents?
Every single Holzkern product is delivered in a high-quality solid wooden box in which your piece of nature can be safely stored. The wooden box is lined with cork, which optimally protects your model during transport or storage.
The cork that comes with our watches and Bandlets is reversible and inscribed on both sides respectively with the sentence in German - “So einzigartig wie du”, as well as English - “As unique as you”.
For all models with linked bracelets, we additionally send the matching extension links including tools free of charge. In this way, you can individually adjust your personal piece of nature and immediately start wearing it. :)
How do I get my watch running?
In order to get your watch up and running, remove all protective foils first. With a Quartz movement, you can directly set the time by turning the crown, which is the small calibration wheel on the side of the case. As soon as you’ve set it to the correct time, push the crown gently against the case and your watch will begin operation.
If you have an automatic or solar watch, you’ll have to first wind it up or charge the battery.