Natural History Rollerball (magnetic cap) - Tree Ring Co
Natural History Rollerball (magnetic cap) - Tree Ring Co
Natural History Rollerball (magnetic cap) - Tree Ring Co
Natural History Rollerball (magnetic cap) - Tree Ring Co

Natural History Rollerball (magnetic cap)

Regular price$165.00


With a chronology spanning either late 1800's or early 1900's to 2020, these pens are the perfect gift for commemorating wedding anniversaries, birthdays, retirements, corporate anniversaries, and other milestones. The year(s) of special significance inscribed on the pen corresponds exactly to the year the wood formed in the tree that became the pen. The Douglas-fir tree used to make this pen had sprouted in Western Montana in the late 1800's or early 1900's. In 2020 the tree was harvested as part of a forest restoration project.

This pen features a magnetic cap that also posts on the end of the pen. Available in chrome, gold, or black titanium, this pen is made of high quality components. It comes with a premium Schmidt rollerball cartridge. The first and last year of the tree’s chronology are automatically included on the pen. Each pen will vary in origin date and grain pattern. As an option, additional year(s) or initials can be added to your pen by completing above field(s).

The pen comes with a beautiful wooden case for displaying both the pen and an information card describing the tree ring/natural history and forest restoration.

Dimensions: diameter = 1/2 inch; length ~5 inches

Typically pens ship within 3-5 business days.
Back Engraving: Please inlcude text at checkout.

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50 Annual Tree Rings- Est. 1973

Yes, the 1.5" tree used to craft this watch was a tiny seedling in 1973. Count the rings!

The Forest

Example of a sappling tree used for Tree Ring Watches. In the rugged mountains of Montana, where century old trees grow slowly, wood acquires extraordinary character. In our forest restoration work, we harvest thousands of small trees, only a few have the character to make the grade as a Tree Ring Co. piece.

Gift Box and Display

Each watch comes mounted on a small wood slab nested inside a cherry veneer box. When not being worn, the display stand allows the watch to serve as a small desk or shelf clock.

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The watch is fabulous. Looks even better in real life than in the images. The watch was for my husband’s 50th and combined his 3 passions: watches, wood and Wales.....

Orla- Wonga Park, Australia

The watch is so beautiful and exceeded my expectations. Even the packaging it came in is spectacular. I highly recommend this watch!!

Megan, California, USA

Absolutely excellent service. The watch exceeds expectations. This is one of the best shopping experiences....

Andrea, United Kingdom

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews

The pen greatly exceeded my expectations!!

Wonderful product; Perfect Gift!

I have purchased three of Dave's incredible pens and I have never received a more excited and thrilled reaction from any of the recipients. Dave is great to work with - very communicative, bends over backwards to accommodate requests, a genuinely nice guy. I only feel bad for not having left a review for the last two he made for me. You will absolutely not regret the purchase. It really has tremendous meaning.

Hold history in your hands

The Tree Ring Pen is a unique and expertly crafted writing instrument. It is comfortable to hold and to write with. I am a pen collector and I have several hand made pens but the Tree Ring Pen is my favorite. When writing with this pen, you feel as though you are holding history in your hand. My pen dates from 1910-2010 and as does every Tree Ring pen you order, it is accompanied by a laminated card entitled Stories From The Tree Rings. The other side of the card explains the restoration of the forests from which the tree originated. It also comes with a wooden display case. The magnetic cap is another plus. It 'snaps' on to either end of the pen. It takes a standard ceramic rollerball refill available at office supply stores. The Tree Ring Pen makes a great gift for anyone who appreciates a well crafted writing instrument!

Loved it!
My husband loved this gift

It was a great gift!

Pleasant Surprise

This pen was such a pleasant surprise. The feel of the pen is lightweight but not without quality. It is so smooth to touch and smooth writing. I love the way it glides across the paper. In fact I want one for myself. The story about the tree rings is a great bonus.

Where the wood comes from.

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Back Engraving

We can custom engrave the back of the watch. Select "Back Engraving" with your purchase, and include text for engraving at checkout.