As a working Mom, the last thing I usually think about is myself, so when Jord (pronounced Yord) asked me if I would like to review their new line of Wood Watches, I got really excited and called D.J. right away to tell him! Normally, when I am asked to review an item, it’s usually something that is geared towards kids, parents and families, so needless to say, I was eager that I could share this with EVERYONE, not just parents!
JORD Watches is a St. Louis based company, that created hand-crafted wooden watches, using sustainably sourced woods. They have something for everyone, including beautiful bands for Apple Watches!
Being Canadian, I was naturally drawn to the Maple Wood in the Fieldcrest Series. Not only did the simplicity and elegance of the watch strike my interest, but it was all of the little things about the watch, like the scratch-resistant glass on the face, and the additions that came with it, like a soft cleaning cloth, extra links AND a specially formulated finishing oil to maintain and care for your Jord Watch.
The natural maple wood is hand finished and pretreated with oils. Unlike the other timepieces that utilize wood from the center, or the heartwood of the tree, Maple watches are made from the outer rings, known as the sapwood. This is what gives these timepieces the soft, subtle look. JORD watches are splash-proof, so wearing it for doing dishes, or hitting the gym is no problem, you just don’t want to fully submerge the watch in water. Excessive moisture can damage the integrity of the wood, make the wood links stretch, and can stop the movement of the watch. But, life happens and if the watch does get super wet, just allow the watch to dry for a couple days to allow the wood links to dry out and return to their natural size.
If maple isn’t your thing, Jord has a great collection of other sustainably sources woods like; Acacia, Bamboo, Ebony, Golden Camphor, Koa, Kosso, Olive, Purple Heart, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Walnut, and Zebrawood. Each wood has its own charm, and character to match every personality.
Jord Watches can also be personalized with FREE engraving to add that special touch! Every timepiece comes with a one-year warranty, and can be custom fitted before you even get in the mail with their “Customized Sizing” system. I used this when ordering my watch, and it fit like a glove.
The Ordering Process
From the beginning to end, my experience with Jord was incredible. Their website is easy to navigate, and explains everything you need to know about your watch all on one page, and I got updates through Facebook about my order.
As an added benefit, Jord offers free shipping anywhere in the world, and you have the option to make a couple small, interest-free payments through Affirm.
Another thing that I truly appreciate about Jord is the minimal e-mails after making my purchase to promote other items in their collection. My inbox is already a jungle, so this made me really happy that I wasn’t getting one or two e-mails a day like other companies.
When my watch arrived – which was less than a week, it came packaged in a beautiful box, and as I opened the box, my watch was displayed on a soft cushion, which not only made the watch look elegant, but it made me feel special. Something just for me, something that I didn’t have to share!
The first time I wore my watch was on Memorial Day. We went to Fort Logan National Cemetery, and placed flags with Anthony’s Cub Scout Troop. This was one of the most incredible experiences that I have ever had. I held the flags for Anthony as he measured, and placed each one, thanking them for their service.
Not only was my Wooden Watch the perfect accessory when dressing up, but it works so well as an accessory in casual clothes. It’s been a long time since I treated my self to jewelry, and this timepiece from Jord was just what I needed – not only for myself, but to add to my collection.
Now it’s time to get your own Wood Watch! Enter below for a chance to win a $100 towards your order. And, as an added bonus, everyone who enters from the link below gets a 10% off coupon code!
Contest Ends: July 7, 2019
Sponsored by Jord Watches
*I received my watch from Jord for my honest review. My opinions have not been influenced in any way.