Before I discovered rings and lapel pins, my main accessories of choice were necklaces and some kind of wristwatch. I love how watches look, especially if they’re either a touch masculine or somewhat minimal. I’ve mainly been wearing a simple watch with a white face, tortoiseshell frame and leather strap from AÃRK Collective for the past few months, but I received a cute watch from JORD a few months ago.
JORD creates unique wood watches, with sustainability, efficiency, and experiential living in mind. Their website is pretty cool, too, where they share a lot of information about their watches, in case you’d like to get into the nitty gritty of the types of wood, movements, and glass they use to craft their watches.
I currently have the JORD Ely in Green Sandalwood and Maple* which was named after a bunch of historic brick buildings in St. Louis called the Ely Walker Warehouse. I love the sort of patina-toned stain on my wood watch, although of course it’s not a stain, but a natural coloring.
It’s extremely easy to wear and pair up with most things. A great feature of the watch is also its scratch-resistant mineral glass, which allows you to see the face clearly, and the fact that it’s splash proof. It’s got a deployment buckle with push buttons, as well as a date window for easy reference.
I love that it’s not too heavy, which is what I was expecting from a watch made of wood, but it’s got a nice heft to it, too.
Honestly, it’s a beautiful watch that’s fun, but not over-the-top or too casual. I think my only qualm is the date dial (it’s a bit hard to set up/change the date) and the silver accents, but that’s only a personal preference. My AARK Collective watch is still my favorite, but the JORD Ely is a great alternate watch to switch things up.
Thanks to JORD, I’m also giving away a $120 JORD E-Gift Certificate! They offer free shipping anywhere in the world. Enter here:
This contest is open to anyone who lives anywhere in the world (JORD ships free!), so you should try your luck and enter! JORD has a huge variety of watches available online. I myself have my eye on a few: Ely in Dark Sandalwood, Frankie in Ebony and Gold, and Fieldcrest in Dark Sandalwood.
And these are just a few models to choose from! Don’t forget to enter here. Contest ends in 9 days!
* Items marked with an asterisk are PR Samples. This post contains tracking links.