How amazing is this wooden (yep, wood!) watch from JORD Watches? I wish you could feel it. Seriously, it’s just amazing. I don’t know whether I ever shared with you but when I was at University I worked at a Jewellery store. It was a great job, not because I got access to jewellery, but because I got access to watches. I tend to collect watches the way Imelda Marcos collected shoes. I don’t know what it is about watches, but I love them.
So when JORD asked me if I’d like to review their watch I jumped at the chance. I mean, come on, it’s a wooden watch! Curiosity got the better of me and I had to see one in person. I wasn’t disappointed. It’s beautiful.
I thought it would be really impractical to have a watch made of wood, but it’s surprisingly low maintenance. Of course there’s a few little things that you need to be mindful of (don’t put it water, don’t leave it in the heat of your car) but really it’s no more then what you’d have to do with any dress watch. It’s the feel of it that I can’t get over – it’s just so smooth and light weight.
I opted for the Sully in Dark Sandalwood & Maple because I like my watches like I like my chocolate chip cookies; chunky! I’m not a small boned lady and so the bigger style of watch makes me feel like I’m not going to go Hulk mad and break it off my wrist. I love the two-tone face and band for added detail and interest. I also really dig that you can see the wood grain in everything. It doesn’t look cheap or fake, you can tell it’s a lovingly crafted timepiece. …