Want The Best Automatic Wooden Watch?

Looking for the best men’s mechanical, automatic wood watches to purchase as a gift or for yourself? Don’t worry, we researched and tested 12 automatic wood watches for men and pulled together the best choices for you here!

Red Sandalwood Skeleton Auto From Burnham Red Sandalwood Automatic With Leather Band Jord Dover Red Sandalwood Auto Movement Burnham Mechanical Blackwood Wooden Watch Jord Conway Series Chronograph Auto MVMT
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Our Top 5 Auto Wood Watch Choices


#1 Best Rated Automatic Wooden Watch | Under $100

Red Sandalwood Skeleton Wood Watch

Red Sandalwood Skeleton Auto From Burnham

  • Price Category: Classic $75-$200
  • Editors Rating: 9.5 / 10.0

Whatever your wooden watch style – classic, modern, sport – this is our favorite of the bunch. The quality is fantastic, the skeleton feature around the movement allows you to see all the pieces in action, winding the watch and then keeping time.


#2 Rated Automatic Wooden Watch

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Red Sandalwood Automatic With Leather Band

  • Price Category: Classic $75-$200
  • Editors Rating: 9.2 / 10.0

With just as much quality, but with a slightly more classic style we love the red sandalwood of this watch paired with a steel case and a genuine leather strap. The inner workings are visible with the skeleton face and frankly we love the gold color accents when contrasted with the wood of the bezel.

With a 48mm bezel it’s a on the larger size of standard watch faces – but the leather band slims it down.


#3 Rated Automatic Wooden Watch

JORD Wooden Watches for Men - Dover Series With Automatic Movement | Ebony & Rosewood

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Jord Dover Red Sandalwood Auto Movement

  • Price Category: Luxury $200+
  • Editors Rating: 9.0 / 10.0

We reviewed the Full Dover Collection from Jord and really like this collection. For this review we chose the Red Sandalwood (because it’s our favorite color) but we’d recommend any of their colors.

This automatic movement watch from Jord features beautiful craftsmanship and a skeleton face allowing you to see the gears. It’s a great feature that really pushed this into our top 5 Automatic wood watch list.


#4 Rated Mechanical Automatic Wooden Watch

burnham automatic mechanical black wooden watch

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Burnham Mechanical Blackwood Wooden Watch

  • Price Category: Classic $75-$200
  • Editors Rating: 9.0 / 10.0

The mechanical wooden watch from Burnham tops the list if you are looking for precision auto movement and a black & zebra wood combination. The color choices are unique and we like the view of the inner workings through the black face.

If you are looking for a high quality automatic movement with a very reasonable price around $100 – this is one of the best choices.

This watch also features a window of the back and a great view of the visible gears in the back.


#5 Rated Mechanical Automatic Wooden Watch

jord conway chronograph automatic wooden watch

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Jord Conway Series Chronograph Auto MVMT

  • Price Category: Luxury $200
  • Editors Rating: 8.9 / 10.0

The chronograph plus classic design of this self winding wooden watch meets modern detailing.

It’s made of natural kosso wood paired with a midnight blue face; the perfect addition to simple but sophisticated attire.

If you are looking for a top quality, chronograph mechanical wood watch for a man in the $250+ dollar range – this is our recommendation.


#6 Rated Auto Wooden Watch

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TJW Series Automatic Watch

  • Price Category: Classic Under $100
  • Editors Rating: 8.7 / 10.0

It’s made of natural red sandal wood paired with a silver movement which is visible by a hardened glass face makes this an elegant yet masculine auto timepiece for your wrist.

TJW keeps this was simple with just a solid rosewood case and a solid, matching band.

If, simple and classic yet modern is your style – check this watch out, you won’t be disappointed.

The price is great too, it’s well under $100!


What Is An Automatic Wooden Watch?

An automatic wooden watch refers to the type of movement that powers the actual watch mechanics. Unlike standard quartz watches that are powered by a battery – automatic watch movements use your movement to power the watch.

How Do Automatic Wood Watches Work?

With an automatic movement, the natural movement of your wrist spins a small counter weight inside the watch to wind up tiny springs. The springs then power the gears that turn the hands of the watch.

Many automatic watches will actually have a glass window on the back of the watch case so that you can see the weight inside moving.

How Much Do Automatic Movement Wooden Watches Cost?

What should you pay for a mechanical wood watch? What is the best automatic wooden watch for your money? These are some of the most popular questions we get about this type of wristwatch.

Automatic Wooden Watch Price Ranges:

  • Standard: $50-$75 – Is the price you can expect for an entry level wooden watch with a mechanical movement.
  • Classic: $75-$200 – Wooden watches in this price category with a auto movement would be consider your standard and will have a top quality parts and unique designs.
  • Luxury: $200+ – Wooden watches over $200 with an automatic winding mechanism are considered luxury and will feature top quality mechanics & wood and are usually carrying a brand name from a well known brand like Jord or Holzkern.

What’s The Difference Between An Automatic Wooden Watch & A Skeleton Watch?

While there can be a lot of overlap between these 2 items an Automatic Movement refers to what powers the watch. In an automatic movement, the watch is powered when the movement of your wrist winds the watch using a counter weight and gears.

A skeleton watch refers the ability to see through the face of the watch to see in workings inside.

  • So with a skeleton watch – you can see inside and it may have an automatic movement or battery powered movement.
  • With an automatic movement – you may be able to see inside if it is also a skeleton watch – but it could also just have a normal face.