Spring tricks me every. single. year. It feels like perpetual winter and suddenly one morning I wake up and walk to the window in my flannel jammies and winter slippers to peek through the curtains and BAM, spring! Flowers are blooming, the sun is shinning, and I squint my eyes wondering how the heck it happened. With the sudden surprise of warmer weather comes the sifting through my wardrobe, in search of anything light and airy to mimic the welcome new season. It’s a fun time of year to go shopping for clothes and accessories. And if you’re into accessories, I have a unique wood watch that might become your newest favorite! It’s definitely mine!
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When JORD first contacted me I read the email and literally sat back and scratched my head wondering what the heck such a cool company would want to work with this hot mess. I’m not going to lie, most days I live in athletic gear and never leave my house. The glamorous life of a online health & fitness coach/blogger/full time mom. (Glamor what?!?) Anyhow, once I accepted the fact that yes, indeed they had meant to contact me, I was fully on board! I LOVE watches. Those of you who are newer followers may not know, but I worked in fine jewelry around pretty watches, diamonds, and golds of all colors for over five years, and once you work with those beautiful pieces, you become a bit of a jewelry snob. Even I can’t afford my tastes in jewelry. #truestory
JORD had me print off a wrist measure chart and after filling out the appropriate info the watch was on it’s way.
I was super impressed with how it was packaged and the box and accessories it came with. I’ve worked with a few high end watch companies in my day and JORD is top notch in their quality.
The watch came in a wooden box that was magnetized to help keep it closed. It also had a little drawer in the bottom to keep the tube of preserve, the cleaning cloth that was included, as well as the extra link they sent. The attention to detail was refreshing. It also had an instruction and care booklet on how to keep the wood looking good for years to come. Being wood, the watches can come into contact with normal sink activities and rain, but should not be worn showering, swimming, or diving.
I was a little hesitant about the scratching that is bound to occur with wood, but the preserve keeps it looking good, even if and when it gets a little scratched. And honestly it just adds personality to the watch. Working with watches made of all different kinds of metals: titanium, tungsten, gold, and stainless steal, they all scratch over time, with the exception of tungsten, which has very minimal wear marks. I was also impressed that they use a mineral crystal for the face instead of just glass, which is a nice touch as it’s a lot harder to scratch.
Wood Watch Week In Review
I wanted to give it a solid week of wear before this post, so I could give my honest opinion.
I wore it shopping, around the house, to my moms, and on date night. I hit it good a few times and gasped, thinking for sure I cut the crystal, but each time proved me wrong. It’s still holding strong and looking brand new. Another nice touch I noticed while looking it over today was that the back is carved the date it was made. Mine was 10/20/16 and is from St. Louis!
Another thing I noticed while wearing it consistently for a week, it goes with EVERYTHING! I picked this one. It’s made with zebra wood and literally looks perfect with almost every outfit. It’s also super light, much lighter than most watches, so much so it’s easy to forget I’m even wearing it. You can shop the whole women’s collection here.
And if you have a special guy in your life that loves watches, (Travis was SUPER jealous, he has a small addiction himself. Maybe I know his Fathers Day gift already.) make sure to check out the men’s selection. There are some cool ones!
My JORD wood watch: Shop here
Shirt: Stitch Fix
Have I convinced you yet you absolutely need one? How about a giveaway to make it even better!!!
Thank you JORD for giving me the pleasure of reviewing your watch! I was impressed!