And no, it is not because this is a sponsored post.
Let’s just get that out of the way. I prefer to maintain my integrity as a blogger, thank you very much!
Now if you read this post all the way through, you can get a chance to win USD 100 to use to purchase a JORD wood watch!
I’ve actually been looking into buying a wood watch for a while. If you’re like me, you might have done your research and looked into a lot of the different brands manufacturing wood watches. But let me tell you why I think JORD is one of the best brands to pop your wood watch cherry.
So I have the gorgeous Frankie watch which fits the style I was going for — minimalist but with a wide case width (45mm) which turns it into a statement accessory!
Fashion is obviously personal: my husband thought the case width was too big for my small arm/hand, but I prefer it that way! If you like them smaller though, JORD does have other models with 35-39mm case width, which you can find here.
As for watch quality, well, I have to say I am quite impressed.
JORD uses sapphire crystal for all their watches, and this is the best material as it is durable and scratch resistant (second only to diamond!). The woods they use are sustainable, and their watch woods are pre-treated with tung oils to make it splash proof and abrasion resistant. Emphasising the splash proof because common sense would dictate that you do not submerge this type of watch in the water (whether you are attached to it or not) considering the primary material!
Frankie uses a Swiss quartz movement, specifically Ronda Normtech Calibre 763. JORD also have some designs that use the Japanese Citizen Miyota. However, there is not much difference between the two regarding quality. But if you’re one of those that likes labels on display, then you’d approve that it indicates ‘Swiss Movement’ on the front of the Frankie watch.
If you prefer automatic movements, they have the gorgeous Dover series (I also covet this one despite the smaller case width because the watch’s front is so visually interesting!) and the bigger Sawyer series — click here to see them! There’s also Cora if you prefer your watch face to be small (37mm).
I’ve only been wearing my Jord wood watch daily for two weeks so I cannot accurately say how durable it is, other than it does not have scratches on the watch face or the wood bracelet. My only issue with mine so far is the locking clasp — making sure it is positively locked can be a bit fiddly. I snap it close and hear a soft click, but it needs to emit a proper crunchy click or else you may find the watch suddenly roll off your wrist!
For those who have sensitive skin, the good news is that the JORD wood watches are made of 100% natural wood. Any metal in it is made of stainless steel, so those with nickel allergies should not have problems. As for being allergic to the wood treatment (tung oil), I shall link you to this page and scroll down to myth #4.
Right. Now, let’s go to the practical side of things — would you be breaking the bank to own one of these JORD wood watches? Their cheapest items are priced at USD 139 (most expensive at USD 495) which puts the brand in the mid-to-premium price range. Honestly, with the materials they use, I think you’ll be getting your money’s worth.
And as I mentioned at the very beginning of this post, you have the chance to win USD 100 to use in purchasing a JORD wood watch! And yes, you get the freedom to choose which design you’d like to own; it doesn’t have to be Frankie if it’s not your thing!
Throw your name and email into the hat by clicking here!
Giveaway closes on the 18th of October 2017 at 23:59 GMT-6
Even if you don’t end up winning, you’ll still get a gift code for USD 25 (expires 24th of December) that you can use to be a teensy bit closer to getting that JORD wood watch that you desire.
Oh, but do you know what? There’s more!
JORD also customise watch or box engraving, and whoever wins my giveaway can choose to have their watch engraved — for free!
The above photo shows what I chose to be engraved on mine. I have a personal story as to why I chose that quote which I will share in a different post as this one has gone on for too long!
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Let’s have a chat!
Do you like wearing wristwatches? What do you think about the advent of wood watches in the market? Would you want to own one or do you think it’s just a fancy fad that will pass? What do you look for in a wristwatch and what would be the dealbreaker for you to make you say, ‘nah, I’ll pass’?
Maybe you already own a JORD wood watch — do share what style it is and what you think of it!
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