Video by Liepāja company Ovi Watch causes a sensation

A video by Latvian wooden timepiece maker Ovi Watch, showing the process of making a watch from a piece of fine wood, has gone viral – it has been viewed more than 570,000 times on the Facebook video channel Unilad Tech.

Representatives of the Liepāja company say this is quite a remarkable achievement for a video filmed in Latvia.

The Ovi Watch wooden watches project started this past January, when the company launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.

Although the team was unable to raise the entire amount of USD 12,000, supporters provided USD 4,600, which was enough to launch production of watches in Liepāja.

WatchBandit has included Ovi Watch timepieces on its list of ten best looking wood watches in the world. Today, Ovi Watch timepieces are worn in 35 countries around the world.

These are very exciting times for Ovi Watch – October 19 to 23, it will be presenting its products to the Asian market at the BIG+BIH 2016 fair, where the company’s watches will be seen by more than 60,000 Thai residents.

Ovi Watch is available in elm, cherry-tree, walnut, and teak versions, with calfskin straps and Swiss clockwork.

SIA Oviwatch was set up this past January by Dāvis Paipa, Gvido Asns and Zintis Šnitceris, each holding an equal share in the company.

The author of the viral video is Gundars Veits, one of the founders of the DOROTHEA TV channel on YouTube.