The Drift - A Wooden Watch by Mica

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Mica is finding a way to bring something new to an industry that's been around forever, by creating their line of wooden watches. Ok, they're probably not the first ever to do this one, but they are among a select few of modern watches being produced today to do this. Today I'll be giving you a look at The Drift, a watch with an all wood body.

Unboxing The Drift
Mica makes a nice effort on presentation, comes on it's own pillow. Underneath it you'll find some extra wood links so you can resize your watch if necessary.

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The Build
The Drift is crafted from  100% pine, and given their "Solid Core" treatment. From using this watch, I can say that this is resin of sorts. On their site they explain that it happens from the inside out. It gives it a nice smooth feel, and a bit of a shine, I'm guessing it helps with the strength of it too. As such, this watch isn't water resistent.  The watch size feels pretty standard (listed at 37.5 mm), and below, I'll have an image of it in action so you can get a sense of the size yourself. It probably doesn't need to be mentioned, but as you can see above, this watch doesn't have any numbers, but it does have the second, minute, and hour hands.

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Seeing The Drift in action
So I was skeptical about a wooden watch. Metal is the way to make something tough right? But I've been pretty comfortoable with The Drift. The first thing I noticed was that this watch is really light. If you haven't been wearing a watch for a while, this one slips on almost unnoticable. You also don't need to constantly slide the watch back to get the face on the top of your wrist. One additional thing that I really liked for the comfort was that the wooden links were very large and had a lot of wiggle room. I've worn watches in the past that'd pinch and pull, but this one hasn't given me a single issue for that yet.

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My Conclusion
The only negetive about The Drift is that it doesn't have numbers, or indicators for numbers, but this a watch that you wear to get noticed. The light blond wood stands out in a pretty good way to help that one too. The watch is comfortable. It's light, doesn't distract you from anything, and doesn't pinch or pull. As for the time, I haven't seen any problems with it yet. Two weeks of checking and it seems to be keeping time just like it should. I'm marking this watch as a win.

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