….. or that I love wood? It’s my favorite organic element. Throughout our home there’s quite a bit of it. From dressers to floors, antique chairs and other decorative elements—wood is pretty popular in the chateau.
This antique wooden dresser is in our living room and I keep table linens in it!
A vintage style wooden hutch and..
…a wooden basket filled with dried herbs hanging on the wall gives a feeling of nature indoors!
It can evoke a casual style, such as mine—or can bring on a more formal style. It all depends how you use it. It’s durable and sturdy and lasts forever with minimal care.
Hardwood floors, an old wooden table with a Provencal tablecloth and antique chairs give a charming and welcoming vibe off the kitchen!
It’s welcoming and comfortable. And the Frenchman and I want everyone who enters our home to feel that way.
So, you can just imagine my surprise when I was contacted by Jord Watches. The watches, with the exception of the movement, and face, are made of wood. Wood surrounds the face of the watch and the band is made of wood. As intrigued as I was by this, it was also quite mystifying. Was the wood smooth? How did the band curve around the wrist? Wood I get a splinter?
Jord Olive and Agean Blue watch. Check out that wooden band and the wood surrounding the face! Nice–eh??
Honestly, I couldn’t help but be a bit excited because I love watches. I’ve got a decent collection going on and my watches are, along with my hoop earrings, the one accessory that I’m never without. There’s nothing like a stellar timepiece. Whereas some load a plethora of accessories, I stick with a minimalist look. The hoops. The watch. A couple of thin chains or a single strand of pearls.
A couple of my watches carry sentimental value for me. The watch the kids gave me for Christmas a couple of years ago will remind me of them each day I wear it. The watch my husband gave me when we started our relationship always manages to bring back days when we were new to each other.
I’m pretty basic as far as accessories go–I don’t overdo it and stick to what I love. The leather watch the kids gave me and the fancier watch that Bonaparte gave me!
My one regret is that I never saved the first watch I ever received—a Cinderella watch that my parents gave me when I received my First Holy Communion!
My Cinderella watch also came with a ceramic statue. This started my love of watches!
And so, I agreed to have a watch sent to me in exchange for a review. The people at Jord were very understanding when I told them that it would take me a couple of weeks before I could review because I really wanted to see how it wore and if it would be a good item to recommend.
Well—after three weeks of regular wear I can tell you that this is a beautiful timepiece! Let’s take a look!
Quite the surprise came in this box!
The watch came very well-packaged. And when I opened the non-descript box, a pleasant surprise awaited me. You know that I’m a sucker for great packaging and this did not fail. The watch was placed in a wooden box!
This is the wooden box the watch came in. It’s sitting on top of the dresser in the guest room where I put my makeup on in the morning!
The great thing about the wooden box is that you don’t have to stuff it in a drawer or a closet. It looks great on top of a dresser!
This is the way the watch was resting in the box! I can’t even…
And the watch came resting around a burlap cushion. Presentation is everything and this tugged at my heart strings!
Jord thought of everything. The watch also came packaged with a cleaning cloth, a little applicator of finishing oil to keep the wood conditioned and a couple of extra links.
… A beauty kit for the watch–is this great or what???
But let’s talk about the watch. I ordered a men’s watch. I happen to like oversized watches—they go very well with my larger-boned wrist. Seriously—my bones aren’t petite and I love to keep things in proportion. The model I have is Kosso & Gray from the Hyde Collection. When I ordered, I ordered in cm’s rather than inches. At 17 cm’s, I gave myself some wiggle room because I love a loose-fitting watch.
My Jord Kosso & Gray watch. I love the oversized face and the wiggle-room allows for the watch to rest at the edge of my wrist. This is a perfect fit for me!
The clasp is a deployment buckle with push buttons. Snap the buckle to close and push the side steel buttons to unbuckle. The band is Kosso wood and is held with thin steel holding the wooden links together.
The deployment buckle..
…snaps closed and stays that way!
Now—even though this is a guy’s watch (it’s not the first guy watch I’ve ever owned either), it is incredibly lightweight. There is no heaviness on my wrist and it is a very comfortable watch. The wood is polished and so smooth that there is no way in heaven one could get a splinter either!
It’s so lightweight!
The wood is polished and ever-s0-smooth!
The face of the watch is minimalist. No numbers except for the date in the small calendar window and for four numbers in the small second-hand movement at the bottom of the face. It’s very sleek!
Sleek and minimalist face..
A look at the back. Born in St. Louis means born in the USA! And a reminder of no water!
When I wore it to the nail salon, Kim, the woman who does my nails kept telling me how much she loved it—in fact, she had me take it off and pass it around! At the office, I’ve received quite a few compliments on the fact that the watch is so unique. Everyone is fascinated by this wooden watch!
To me, it’s more than a watch—it’s a beautiful piece of jewelry and a go-to accessory. Pretty versatile, I must say.
The wooden band really is like a piece of organic jewelry!
It’s also a bit delicate in the fact that even though the watch is splash proof, it cannot be submerged in water. I take this baby off whenever I’m rinsing dishes or I’m cleaning. Like my other good watches, I will never wear this to the beach. I’ll wear my seven-buck special to the shore!
And my Jord watch goes so well with my favorite Rondini sandals!!
It’s an excellent watch. Keeps sharp time, looks and feels great and gets compliments galore!
We come from a generation that actually wore a watch every day. Many of us go back before battery-powered watches became popular. We grew up winding watches. Am I bringing some memories back?
Do you continue to wear a watch these days? I’ll always wear a watch. Looking at the time on my phone isn’t for me. I love the process of bringing my wrist up to my chest and looking down at my watch to give someone the time! It’s more personal.
Hold on! Let me check the time on my watch!
And due to the fact that Christmas is only five months away, the Holiday shopping will soon begin and Jord has gorgeous watches that’ll make wonderful and unique gifts!
That’s right! The Holidays will be here in five months! I’m starting to winterize my poinsettias! I’ll be cutting them down and putting them in the garage! This watch could make a great Christmas or Holiday gift!
To give a head start, Jord is having a giveaway of $100 off any watch!
The winner will be contacted directly by Jord and entrants that do not win will receive a consolation 10% off directly to their email—the link is below and best of luck!!!! There will be additional chances to enter through my Instagram feed and this weekend I’ll be filming a video!
Enter here: https://www.jordwatches.com/g/atypical60
Are you ready to add an organic watch to your collection? Are you ready for a wood watch? If so, I highly recommend a Jord watch for your next timepiece!
Here I am wearing the Jord watch–it’s definitely a go-to for me these days and I highly recommend it!
Time is on my side—is it on yours?
Watch is gorgeous……and it looks reasonably priced for the craftsmanship.
You are so cute and stylish!
I think my husband would love this.
I am a retired nurse and had to measure time all day long in the minutes……this one needs an iv, this one needs a shot
and so and so has to get to surgery. I lived by the watch so when I retired from that
I no longer wear a watch…… although for a while I looked at my wrist.
Keep on styling lovely one
Hi Chris! You know, the watches are very reasonably priced! I can understand why you have retired from the wrist watch!! But yeah, as a gift, you can’t beat this and people love to stop and admire that wood watch too!!!! XOXOXOXOXO
Ohhhh I really like that watch – it is VERY nice, I wear a mans watch too – I am very fond of my beloved skagen, it is a stainless steel mesh strap and a blue plain face. large and simple – as gravel-guy says a bit like me but I am very fond of it. I still have my first watch somewhere – a ladies style with a stretchy gold strap – the daughter covets it greatly and yes it is a wind up mechanism, I got it when I was about 9 as my parents mistakenly assumed 9 was responsible-ish (ha! still not and hopefully never will be). Actually I better go and check she hasn’t nicked it, hmmmmm….
Hi Juliet! Skagen watches are really, really nice! I’ve eyed a few of them back when I was working at Nordstrom and during an Anniversary Sale, the one I wanted was sold out! My luck. I swear I can visualize your first watch and that stretchy gold strap!!! XOXOXOXOXO
My first watch was a Cinderella watch as well! Her arms moves around to keep time. Sadly, I don’t have mine anymore either. Your new watch is beautiful!
Lori–It’s a shame we never held on to those watches! I’ll bet they were very well made too! Thanks though. I’m wearing this new watch a lot!! A real lot!!! XOXOXOXO
And where do we find these beauties? Hopefully online somewhere? I’m intrigued!
Hi KB. Click the link above to the giveaway and you could win $100 off the purchase of a Jord watch. Also–here’s the link to their website: Jord Watches
Hi Cathe, I stumbled upon a tweet that I thought might interest you. It is ”
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Thanks Kewl! I just went to his twitter profile. That’s great!!!!! Thank youXOXOXOXO
Glad you were able to find it! I could have posted the link, but not sure if that is something that you would want on your blog.
I bought my husband one last year for Christmas. He wears it all the time unless he’s working outside. He loves it. It is gorgeous and the packaging is exquisite. His best friend got one after he saw Gary’s. Gary’s is onyx and redwood. Linda
Linda!! The onyx and redwood is beautiful! And yeah–isn’t the packaging incredible? OMG. Enter the giveaway because you could win a good amount off of a purchase and Christmas shopping can never start too early!!!!! XOXOXOXOXO!!!
Great review of the watch, Catherine. I really like Jord, although at this point can’t afford to buy one. Maybe I’ll ask for one for Christmas! Thanks for the information. – Amy
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OMG I WON!!! I never win anything and I actually forgot about the contest. When I received the email I almost deleted it as junk right away. THANK YOU so much! I can’t wait to get my “Frankie”. 😃