Hi everyone! Today I have a very different review to share with you! I was recently contacted by JORD to review one of their fabulous wood watches. I have admired them on several blogs, so I jumped at the chance to try one myself. A watch made out of wood is not something you see every day and it's certainly gotten a lot of attention since I've started wearing it. It's such a fun and beautiful piece for daily wear! JORD's entire range of wood watches are available from the JORD website.
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First of all, this watch arrived in style in this stunningly crafted wooden box with the JORD logo on it and it was wrapped around a little tweed pillow inside. I think JORD has really done a stellar job of thinking about fine details that really give this watch (and its packaging) a luxurious feel.
I picked out the Zebrawood and Maple women's watch from the Fieldcrest series for review because I was really drawn to the pronounced grain pattern of the zebrawood and it has a beautiful contrast with the light blonde maple face. All of the links are individually carved and and placed so that the band moves freely when you move. I had never heard of a wooden watch before JORD, so I wondered if the band was going to be stiff or stick, but it doesn't at all. It has movement just like metal watches I've had before, but it's so lightweight! It has a larger face which fits the current watch trends and is easy to read.
One of the awesome things about JORD's website is that they offer custom sizing on all of their watches. It's as simple as printing out their measuring tool on a sheet of paper (in landscape format) and measuring your wrist. Once you select your measurements, JORD will custom fit your watch with the appropriate number of links to ensure a comfortable fit. This was such a great thing for me because I have larger wrists and have a tough time finding watches that fit me off the shelf, so there is almost always some extra work involved in trying to find links for them. This watch arrived to me ready to wear with a perfect fit!
I'm definitely not a fancy dresser, so I'm mostly in casual outfits with jeans during the fall. This watch works perfectly with jeans because even though it looks very high end, the neutral wood tones give it a casual feel. It's very understated and classy, which is how I prefer all of my jewelry to be. I feel like this watch could be dressed up or down depending on the occasion too.
Of course I had to do a mani inspired by the watch and since it is
finally September and I'm anticipating wearing it with a lot of my fall
outfits, I went with a falling leaves theme. The wood base of my
manicure was inspired by the pretty blonde maple face and then I stamped
on some metallic seasonal leaves. After I wore it for awhile, I even
decided to add some matte topcoat to it and I can't decide which way I
liked it better!
For my mani I used:
Elevation Polish Cerro Torre 2 (base)
Rica Mother Earth (brown stamping polish)
Bundle Monster BM-608 stamping plate (wood grain)
MoYou-London Mother Nature stamping plate 07 (leaves)
Hit the Bottle Rusty Nail (rust stamping polish)
Anne & Florio Copper Metallic (copper stamping polish)
OPI Matte Topcoat
As I said, these watches are available on the JORD website. Prices have a pretty wide range depending on the type of wood used and the complexity of the watch design (the Zebrawood and Maple watch retails for $120). They have a wide range of watch designs that go from more simplistic designs like this watch to some really unique looks that have exposed gears and different colored faces and woods...you really want to give them a look! I'm already eyeing one of the men's watches for my husband because it is red and black, his favorite colors.
Have you ever seen a wooden watch? What do you think of them? Thanks for looking everyone!
Watches Made From Wood