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Diogenes of Sinope was a founder of the Cynic philosophy, a precursor to the Stoic school of thought. He held firm to the idea that one should strive to live a simpler lifestyle, that civilization was regressive, and demonstrated this by publicly criticizing social values, noted philosophers such as Plato and Socrates, and even Alexander the Great.
To him, virtue was best demonstrated in action rather than in theory, and there are many instances of note in which he does this. Perhaps the earliest would be the debasement of currency: the challenge of money's value in civilized society which led to his exile from Sinope. He was also reported to have walked around town during the daytime carrying a lamp, claiming to be on the search for an honest man.
Diogenes the Cynic would come to declare himself a "cosmopolitan"—the first known use of the word— and a citizen of the world, and this at a time when one's identity was so closely tied to their citizenship. His austere view of society included the rather simple notion that the artificial growths of civilization are incompatible with happiness and in this way, a return to the simplicity of nature is the moral course.
To a great Cynic, the first cosmopolitan, and a valuable truth-sayer, we dedicate this bold model made of amaranth, black apricot and leadwood.
- Case: 38mm diameter, made of amaranth and leadwood
- Dial: Black apricot with fine texture
- Movement: Automatic movement made by Sea-Gull
- Band: 20mm width, adjustable length, made of amaranth and leadwood
NEW: Make sure you receive your model from our first production series – only while supplies last.
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You guys are a great team. I love my watch. It just looks awesome and is not one of those standard watches that always looks the same. You guys are doing great work. I’ll order another one sometime 👍 Everyone’s stoked when they see it!
I think your watches are fantastic!
I never had a wristwatch in my entire life...but now I’m really considering buying one...really top-notch.
I accidentally bumped into you guys and found your symbiosis of wood, metal, marble just awesome 😍 I told my wife about you guys and she bought me a bracelet for my birthday. I think it’s great. I wear it every day 😊 Definitely want to buy a watch from you guys 👍
With this watch you've really outdone yourself and that's almost impossible.
Just ordered another. It’ll be my third, but certainly not the last one.
I bought the Earth model a while back and I love my watch. It’s absolutely amazing and just as wonderful as it seemed on the website. There is only one downside to your product - keeping it down to just one seems impossible for me to do 😆 Thank you for your lovely designs ☺️️
I have to say something ... you definitely never keep to delivery dates. 😯 How can it be that my watch is already there 😂👍 4 to 6 weeks too early ?! Great, something you can only expect with you guys. Watch is great again. Richmond is very flat and the vegan leather bracelet feels really great, but I expected no less 😘. What should I say, after 16 watches and a number of bracelets from you ...
I love it! So elegant, slim and beautiful!
Could you guys please stop making such beautiful stuff? You are making me poor 😩
I also have one and I am constantly drawn to this fantastic watch 😍😍😍
I have been wishing for one of these for soooooo long. Maybe I’ll just gift it to myself. Just beautiful, making the decision isn’t easy.
Your watches are really beautiful - I wear mine almost every day.
Sustainable and beautiful - what more do you want? I love my Holzkern very much!
Really pretty 😍😍 I already have a bracelet from you guys and am totally thrilled ❤
I can only recommend it !! Top quality, top price - and you notice the whole presentation when you get your watch: it's not just a watch, it's a piece of nature! There is heart, thank you and continue to be so dear Holzkern team! :-)
Holzkern OK, sold! 😁 Honestly, nicest watches ever!
My step dad received a Winter Night from us. He is totally thrilled and we are too. Great packaging. Wonderful wood. Great optics too with the dial made of marble! Keep it up!
I ordered two yesterday. For years I have not worn a watch because I have never liked one. But now I’ve caught a watch fever 😱
Very satisfied and very reliable whether at festive occasions or in the office, it always looks good and always has admirers.
I have an ebony watch, just killer. No comparison to conventional watches.
Super fast delivery and successful birthday present for my husband. He is totally in love with his new watch (The North Face Model), I’m guessing it will not remain the only Holzkern watch.
Mine arrived today. Thanks, I'm not just satisfied, but rather excited 👍
I just received my first order today , Super watch, definitely not my last, but first a bracelet.. Thanks Holzkern.. 👐😉
I can really recommend the watch...Looks even better in person :)
I find the idea behind these watches just awesome!
Ordered! will be my 3rd Holzkern watch 😍😍😍
That is just gorgeous!
After 2 nanoseconds I was a fan. Those are really super watches :)
Look Carina, they really have the most beautiful watches with automatic movements.
Arrived today. An all around harmonious product with a passion for detail. Even the packaging for the accessories fits the theme. Many thanks. Definitely not my last Holzkern.
Hello Holzkern! A few days ago we placed an order for 2 watches. Despite my first wrong order and then having also typed in the wrong rebate code on the second order, the everything with the delivery, the cancellation of the wrong order, and the crediting of the amounts worked perfectly! My compliments and thanks to you! Kind regards from Switzerland!
Super stylish, awesome watch! Arrived today, I'd buy another one immediately, thanks to the wood worm that was responsible for it!
Naw man I love these watches. Only just came across them! If I had loads of money I’d buy all of them..
I am so happy about getting my first Holzkern. I mused over it for two weeks because I had immediately fallen in love with it and I don't regret it for a second 😍😍
Wonderful watches! 😍 They look great, are well built, and just stand out of the crowd because of the wood 😆
I'll definitely be treating myself to one or the other 😌
I want to buy them all...
Why are these watches so damn nice?!
Received a really cool watch, thanks Holzkern, I'm thrilled.
Dear Holzkern Team, I ordered the Chicago from the Skyline collection and it arrived the day before yesterday. I was seldom so excited because of a watch. Optics, haptics, and wearing comfort are perfect. Many thanks for this watch :-)
Merci for the friendly communication, the fast delivery, and above all for this wonderful wood watch.
Greetings from Finland! I got my piece of black wood and it's awesome! Delivery was fast and everything went smoothly. Danke! 😎
Totally awesome watch and even Automatic! I'm convinced :)
I think they are awesome too!
I received a Holzkern watch for my birthday and I'm totally in love 😍😍😍🎉🎉🎉
These watches are absolutely amazing 😍 iI can only say it gain 😅😍
A dream ... and my best birthday present 😍 The packaging alone was amazing ... Kudos to the Holzkern team!!!
Thank you Holzkern 😊 I could hardly have wished for "Maui" to be more beautiful! Exactly my colors, beautiful and quality made -This is the first time I'm grateful I was reached by an advertisement on FB 😄 Now I'm enjoying the time in my hammock a bit more 😉💕
After long time I see really beautiful watches.
There are just amazing watches on their website 😍 I have already discovered a few more there 😅😍👐
soooo beauuuuuutiful. 😍 I can't decide.
My fourth watch from you guys arrived yesterday and I'm totally in love 😍. Keep on doing what you're doing, that was definitely not my last order ❤
Now some feedback from me. I gave my Husband the "Mountain Creek" for his birthday in the beginning of September and he was totally thrilled. It looks even better in person. Keep it up team Holzkern! Maybe I'll even be getting one sometime 😉
I absolutely adore my new watch! And it's super easy to change the size, beautifully made and such good and quick service. I'm definitely gonna recommend it to everyone I know 😁
Dear Holzkern-team, I am totally excited! ^_^ The watch is simply beautiful, it even matched the specific look I requested when placing my order. :3 Thank you very much!
My brilliant husband bought me one of your gorgeous watches as a gift. I absolutely love it, it looks beautiful, feels beautiful and makes me smile whenever I look at it. 😍
Mine arrived today and it is freaking awesome. I have the Salamander model.
I'm also wearing them, super awesome, above all, I am often spoken to about this watch ⌚.
My husband has two models! Super watches! They look and feel great!
My watch arrived today. Thank you, i'm very happy with it! Its beautiful!
Wonderfully beautiful and unique 😍😍😍
What does one gift her boyfriend who is a carpenter with his body and soul? A wood watch naturally, and soon a bracelet to go with it. He was delighted! Thanks to the Holzkern team, everything went great and I always got an answer to my questions right away. 😊
What a beautiful gem!!! After much back and forth I opted for the "Gobi" model. Ordered the watch on Aug. 8th, and got it two days later in in Louisiana , USA! The service of Holzkern is top-notch, I am absolutely thrilled! One thing is for sure, this watch will not be my last! You have found in me a loyal customer and collector ❤
Super pretty watch "Serenity" 😍😍👌 Super fast delivery!!! I am sooooo in love ❤❤❤
Our beautiful wood watches arrived today! Thank you - they’re awesome 💐
Received my order today, this watch is truly stunning! Well worth the wait ... thank you Holzkern ❤❤
Have one as well and I'm super excited ... Keep it up team Holzkern. I'll also buy another watch from you guys…
The watch is awesome - and the adjustment is fooleasy :-)
That was my birthday present. I'm totally satisfied. Beautiful 😍
The wooden watches are dope AF
😍😍😍😍 my goodness, a dream ❤ my watch!
these watches are gorgeous ❤❤❤
These I have been given to me by my husband ... your watches are just great !!
I chose the "Maui" model for my birthday 😊 a beautiful piece 😍
It is really difficult to just choose only one watch, because they're all wonderful.
Your watches are really beautiful and fit every outfit! They're timeless and elegant!
Crazy. Extremely stylish.
Absolutely thrilled 😍 many thanks for such a great piece of nature
I am stoked
I love my Holzkern watch :)
I love these watches…very pretty.
Beautiful watches... good service... prompt delivery... totally satisfied... Thanks
I want one that is a watch you don’t see every day
Amazing designs! 😎
You guys are making the dopest watches out there!! Always awesome!!!
I've mine since yesterday, damn stylish 👍👍👍
Great watch!! I like it a lot!!! 😃😃👍👍
They just keep getting more awesome 😍😍😍
Bought it! Wonderful to wear!
Holzkern... just great ❤
Not kidding. What's going on with you guys? Why do you make such awesome watches. 🙈😀
Mine is exactly like on the pictures and I'm thrilled !! All the others as well even if you look closer !! Keep it up and it won't be the last Holzkern !!!
My watch has arrived. A really nice piece of jewellery. I think it's great. :-)
Absolutely wonderful watches. I have one, received as a gift and I love it. It is light, with a lovely reflection of the stone. I'd buy so many of them!
I need one of these in my life 😍😍😍
Again an awesome design💕
Your ideas are great and beautiful!
I have a Holzkern watch for women. It's not just very elegant, but also comfortable on your skin and super light.
I have it and I love it! 😍😍😍
I love it! They are light and have great designs. I ordered one for my birthday!
I have just received one of your watches. Beautifully packaged, with tools and spare parts. Lovely, unique and fantastic.
Beautiful watches … sensational
Arrived today. It looks even better in person. Thank you!
My husband has one since summer and wears it with pleasure.
I received my Helix & its a treasure!! 😍
They are just beautiful. I would even start wearing watches! 👍
I received my "Forest Trail". It is so beautiful. Thank you for making such beautiful watches 😊
So many beautiful models, it's hard to decide 😯
also very beautiful! 😍😍 Thank god I already decided last year. It's getting more difficult.
Mine arrived this week and it's beautiful 😍 Probably not my last 🙈
They are simply beautiful 😍
To make it short: wicked watches!
My watch and bracelet arrived today. They are beautiful. Thank you!
Oh my god, this watch is so cool! Wonderful 💕😍
Wonderful. I can't get enough of it! 😊
wow! I'm in love! Each more beautiful than the other. My compliments!
Your watches are simply brilliant.
Most beautiful watch in the world
Top quality! I like it very much. It has just arrived! Now i can begin to collect them.
Amazing! Purchased one as a Christmas gift and it is absolutely beautiful!
Hard to decide which to choose. I'd really like to buy one 😍
I could buy all of them. 😍
I love my watch 😍
They look great on the pictures…But even better in person! ❤️💕❣️
I love those watches 💕👍
Simply beautiful! 😍
Awesome watches! You must have one. I'm a regular costumer 😎😁
They look beautiful in person.
It's very comfortable. Good quality 👐
I got one for my birthday. Very stylish!
I recently received my second order and I'm in love. They are unique 😍
Received my bracelet today! Very pleased. Ty Holzkern
It looks beautiful 😍 and feels good at the same time
The watch is beautiful! I got one for my birthday ❤️😍
What an absolute beauty!! ❤️
They are amazing!
Sooo beautiful 😍😍 thank you for your creativity
Proud owner of a Holzkern watch. Thanks for the extensive accessories and the nice packaging.
What an absolute beauty!!
I have two watches 😍😍 and I gave away three so far 😉
The bracelets are beautiful 😍
I like it very much 😍
Your watches are really awesome!!!!
Unique, beautifully packaged with everything you need to get started. Holzkern deserves 5 stars!
Awesome watches. Wonderful. ✌️😎
This is the most beautiful watch I ever seen!!!
Bought the twilight a few months ago. Best watch I have ever had. I love their designs. Wish I could afford a few more
Great watch! I was asked several times where to buy such lovely watches!
My second watch arrived today. Simply beautiful
Number 2,3,4 for my collection are already on their way. Thank you Holzkern 😊
Great watch. I already have a few models.
Awesome watches. Definitely a beautiful birthday present
Very pleasant wearing comfort. 😃
I have just ordered this beautiful watch.
vey beautiful watch
Exactly my taste! 😎👍 Great! ❤️
Today I received my delivery. The watch and bracelet are simply wonderful.
I got it delivered today. It's a beautiful piece 😍
You make beautiful watches, brilliant! 👍🇦🇹
Absolutely top notch products … Really hard to choose…
I'm very happy with my watch.
I ordered the model "Northwall" for Christmas. It's a great quality and at the same time it looks very elegant 👍
I'm not a big fan of watches, but your watches are awesome! I'm thrilled 👍
some sweet timepieces 👍
Rene Paul C.
Great watches and lightweight!
I have been wishing for one for quite some years 😁👌
Attention! Danger of addiction: I already possess three 👍
Yeah this is dope as hell
Perfect combination of colours!
So smart and great designs. I think I will have to save my pennies up.
I also have Holzkern watches. They are fantastic!
I got mine today. Simply beautiful…
The look extremely cool! >3
Really cool watches
Mine arrived today, presentation is amazing, attention to detail second to none and watch looks just as good...thank you
You have to love them 😎
very very nice. I wooden mind one of those.
Wow, simply beautiful!
My new favourite watch!
On my wrist since this summer. I haven't been wearing watches for years, but I couldn't resist the Mountain Lake model..
I got mine today. Fast delivery! I'm very happy!😃😃
Love these watches!
These watches are amazing! Won't be the last I order. Thank you for your creativity!
The watch arrived today. Very comfortable to wear
What a beautiful piece of nature. Wow!
Thank you very much Holzkern team. It's a beautiful watch.