Tense is known for crafting beautiful wooden timepieces that easily grab attention. A Canadian company, Tense was founded in 1971 by clock designer Ken P. Lau, who brings almost 50 years of experience to the workshop everyday. The company offers many wonderfully-designed wooden watches, and Tense Woman’s Maria is certainly one of its best creations.
The Maria has many variations, including dark sandalwood, dual tone sandalwood, maplewood, rosewood and a few others, but this review will be mainly focusing on the elegant Maria bamboo. According to Tense, bamboo has a “higher compressive strength than wood, brick, or concrete and a tensile strength that rivals steels.”