Handcrafted wooden watches proudly made in Canada since 1971
Tense Watches designs high-quality wooden watches. They are made from 100% recycled or reclaimed wood and are powered by Miyota Watch Movements from Japan. Each watch is manufactured by hand in the Tense Watches workshop in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Tense Watches are designed and built around the company’s core beliefs in quality and craftsmanship. In 1957, Ken P. Lau started his profession as a clock designer. He pioneered experimentation with natural components, such as wood and stone. In 1968, Ken moved his focus to wristwatches, and in 1971 Tense Wooden Watches was founded. Even now, Ken brings his almost 50 years of experience as a crafter of timepieces to the workshop every day.