Today I’m taking a little break from my usual business and beauty posts to share about a lovely accessory I recently discovered – wood watches!
I’ll admit, I haven’t purchased a new watch in years. Why? I hate replacing the batteries. That’s why I requested a solar-powered watch a few years ago as a Christmas gift. It requires little to no maintenance, which is fantastic.
While I’ve been enjoying my simple, self-sufficient watch, I discovered the wood watch trend sometime last year, but didn’t think it was for me. Fortunately, the nice people at JORD reached out to me a few months ago and offered to send me one in return for my honest review…so, here we are! (PLUS, a lucky reader will win a $75 voucher towards any JORD purchase…read on for more details!)
I selected the Green Sandalwood and Maple from JORD’s Ely Series for my review and was VERY impressed with the delivery presentation. Perfect for a gift!
When you order your watch from JORD, you submit custom wrist measurements and they mail the watch sized based on the measurements you provide. Although I do have a fairly small wrist, I apparently mis-measured because when the watch arrived, I couldn’t clasp it at all. Thankfully JORD provided additional wood links and a few days later I popped into our local jewelry shop where they quickly and easily added another link or two and the watch fit perfectly! Isn’t it gorgeous?
Immediately upon opening the box, you’re greeted with a fresh wood scent…it smells a lot like my cedar chest…which I love! In addition to the extra links, beautiful box, and small sachet (as seen in photo), the watch also comes with a warranty card (I think it’s for one year) and a small cleaning cloth. The craftsmanship is perfect.
The clasps to release or secure the watch are completely enclosed on the inside of the watchband as can be seen in the above photo. Upon placing it on the wrist, you can feel how lightweight it is and how smooth the wood is. It’s not scratchy and has been perfectly shaped or sanded so that it doesn’t catch on your clothes.
I have to say I’m pleasantly surprised by this watch. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but now that I’ve worn it a few times and have learned more about the company, this is definitely my new must-have accessory. In terms of price, the average JORD watch ranges from about $129 to $295. My solar-powered watch was in the $150 price range, so this is well in line with what we’re used to spending on watches. I look forward to treasuring this time piece for many years to come and will be picking out another JORD watch soon to add to my collection. It’s a versatile accessory since it’s great for work or play and really is a fun conversation piece!
Now it’s time for the givewaway! Click the image below to enter to win a $75 voucher from JORD! The best part? Everybody gets something. Just for entering you will receive a $20 e-giftcard to use towards any JORD purchase.
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive a sample for my review. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.