July 21, 2015

On My Packing List | JORD Wood Watches...

As you all know by now, I'm going to Iceland and Amsterdam in a few months with Justin, Erin, Phil, Rob and Day. And since the moment we booked the trip I've been all about making sure I have everything I could possibly need for this trip. Which is quite honestly, a lot of things (So much so that you should all be expecting a packing list post and a things I should have brought with me post when I get back because I'm sure even though I'm trying my damnedest to be prepare for this trip, I wont be).

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).
http://www.woodwatches.com/static/Jord_Wrist_Measuring_Instructions.pdf
Upon receiving the watch, I couldn't have been more right. The 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).

Overall Justin and I are both very happy with the watch and would totally recommend it to anyone looking for a new timepiece. As a matter of fact, we had a long discussion just this past weekend with one of our friends that collects watches about it.

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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.

2 comments:

  1. Oh man. I've heard about this company recently and I really want one. Their watches are gorgeous, but totally out of my price range. I'm glad to know they are as awesome as I thought they probably were.

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    1. Justin and I are really digging it. And even my dad wants to steal it.

      Honestly if you find yourself with splurgy cash, I say do it. I really am thinking about buying one of their other watches because I absolutely love the way it looks.

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