And one of the many things on my ever growing list of items to purchase for this particular trip was a watch. Yes, a watch.
Why a watch you ask? Well while Justin and I were on our honeymoon, we figured that we'd tell time like we do while we're at home. With our cellphones. But what we didn't realize was that bring our cellphones on various excursions was not an option because a number of different factors. So we decided while we were still in Greece, that we'd buy ourselves a watch specifically to use while traveling when we got home before our next international vacation. Thus a watch is on my packing list.
And quite serendipitously the week I began looking into watches I was contacted by JORD Wood Watches* and asked if I'd like to try out one of their timepieces. After looking at their website and learning a little bit more about them, I said sure and they graciously let me pick out one of their beautiful 100% wood watches to test drive.
The particular piece I decided upon (Which was very hard for me, because I loved more than one of their designs) was their Fieldcrest in Zebrawood & Maple because I felt like it was perfect for both Justin and I to wear (It just so happens that Justin and I have the same wrist size, which I figured out with JORD's spiffy ruler template).
Fieldcrest is the perfect unisex timepiece (And it comes in four different types of wood for those of you that might not be feeling the Zebrawood & Maple combo).
So for the past month both Justin and I have been testing this beautifully handcrafted piece out (I wanted to make sure that we both gave the watch a good go before writing this post). And we both really enjoy it. I mean, what is there not to like? It's a stylish, comfortable and splash proof watch that was handcrafted from natural and sustainable wood.
Also, they're quite affordable for being what they are. The prices range from $120 to $295 which is very reasonable (I'd totally drop the $295 for the Dover in Koa & Black).
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For anyone interested here is JORD's description, as well as the specs on the particular watch I chose to receive:
The Fieldcrest Series is produced in a classic midsize. The monochromatic wood face, bezel, and strap serve to showcase the intricacy of the wood grain. Designed to be androgynous, the attitude of the wearer is the final elemental design to this timepiece.
- Deployment Buckle with Push Button
- Scratch Resistant Mineral
- Citizen Miyota Quartz Movement (2035)
- Case Width: 39mm
- Case Thickness: 11mm
- Lug Ends: 49mm
- Band Length: 205mm
- Band Thickness: 20mm
Also if you were wondering about the name of the company, JORD is Swedish for earth, soil, land.
And you can find them on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Vine.
* FTC Disclaimer: Wooden Watches by JORD provided me with the watch to review but all opinions are my own.