Custom Stoicism Timepiece, Gift for Stoic, Memento Mori Jewelry, Amor Fati Ring, Momento Mori
Custom Stoicism Timepiece, Gift for Stoic, Memento Mori Jewelry, Amor Fati Ring, Momento Mori
Custom Stoicism Timepiece, Gift for Stoic, Memento Mori Jewelry, Amor Fati Ring, Momento Mori
Custom Stoicism Timepiece, Gift for Stoic, Memento Mori Jewelry, Amor Fati Ring, Momento Mori
Custom Stoicism Timepiece, Gift for Stoic, Memento Mori Jewelry, Amor Fati Ring, Momento Mori
Custom Stoicism Timepiece, Gift for Stoic, Memento Mori Jewelry, Amor Fati Ring, Momento Mori
Custom Stoicism Timepiece, Gift for Stoic, Memento Mori Jewelry, Amor Fati Ring, Momento Mori

Custom Stoicism Timepiece, Gift for Stoic, Memento Mori Jewelry, Amor Fati Ring, Momento Mori

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Stoic Art

A Tree Ring Watch is an ideal reminder of the stoic way. Decades of a tree's annual growth rings are featured in each watch, juxtaposed against seconds and minutes. A tree and its annual growth rings embody the four stoic virtues of wisdom, courage, justice, and temperance (moderation).

Moderation: The tree takes up only what it needs. The trees used to craft these watches grew slowly putting on narrow ring after narrow ring. It is these tight growth rings that make the tree strong. A tree that grows too quickly with wide rings will be weak. As the stoics knew there is strength in moderation.

Wisdom: Trees teach us to be patient, stand tall yet remain grounded, and let go of things that are no longer needed, like senescent leaves.

Courage: Day after day, without flight or fear a tree stands its ground to extreme temperatures, storms, and insect attacks.

Justice: Trees exemplify the stoic virtue of kindness and fairness by sharing resources with other trees via their roots, occurring sometimes even among different tree species.

The Stoic Watch dials are crafted from thin slices of small Douglas-fir trees harvested from forests of western Montana. The thick bark, a metaphor for you stoic practice, protects a tree against cold, heat, wounds, etc. Likewise your frame of mind keeps negative events from disrupting your tranquility. Seneca occasionally wrote about trees:

Seneca, On Providence
"Why, then, do you wonder that good men are shaken in order that they may grow strong? No tree becomes rooted and sturdy unless many a wind assails it. For by its very tossing it tightens its grip and plants its roots more securely; the fragile trees are those that have grown in a sunny valley. It is, therefore, to the advantage even of good men, to the end that they may be unafraid, to live constantly amidst alarms and to bear with patience the happenings which are ills to him only who ill supports them."

Even long living trees meet their end. The bountiful years represented by wider rings, ultimately at some point are followed by narrow rings and or death, reminding us that as Marcus Aurelius wrote “I was once a fortunate man but at some point fortune abandoned me."

Underneath each wood dial sits a Swiss made quartz movement. The watch is enclosed by a high quality stainless steel case and a sapphire crystal. Hand crafted in the Big Sky Country of Montana.

Case Type: Stainless Steel with Sapphire Crystal

Case Size: 43 mmWood type: Douglas-fir

Movement: Harley Ronda (Swiss-made)

Band Width: 22 mm

Band Type: Leather

Water Resistance: 5 ATM

Warranty: 5 Years for mechanical failure (excluding battery and strap)

Occasions: Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation, Marriage, Groomsmen, Father's Day, Retirement, Memorial,

Gift for: Him, Husband, Spouse, Boyfriend, Boss, Friend, Father, Brother, Dad, Uncle, Papa, Grandfather, Men, Men's, Man, Parents, Mom

Back Engraving: Please inlcude text at checkout.

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Amazing!

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

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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.