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Nov. 4, 2013 10:30 am

Buy the world’s ‘first flexible wooden watch’ from this GoodCompany grad

In the last month, his crowdfunding campaign has raised nearly $58,000, soaring past its $10,000 goal. With less than a week left, Lorenzo Buffa is still looking for support, as he hopes to develop stone and concrete versions of the watches.

A model wears Analog Watch Company's wooden watch.

Lorenzo Buffa has built what he calls the first flexible watch made with 100 percent wood.

The former University of the Arts student and recent GoodCompany Group graduate founded Analog Watch Company to sell his watches, which are 90 percent biodegradable.

In the last month, his crowdfunding campaign has raised nearly $58,000, soaring past its $10,000 goal. With less than a week left, Buffa, 26, is still looking for support, as he hopes to develop stone and concrete versions of the watches.

Support the campaign (and order a watch) here.

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Buffa, who lives in South Philly, recently opened an office and showroom on Passyunk Avenue. Analog Watch Company is currently a one-man show, he said.

Does the Philly creative entrepreneurship community have a thing for watches? Cadence Watch founder Vanja Buvac was one of the founders of Ignite Philly and a frequent face at Philly Startup Leaders events.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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