You guys know I’m crazy supportive of handmade products, so I thought I’d tell you about a wood watches company that I’ve fallen in love with. I stumbled upon Jord scrolling through Instagram one night and was instantly surprised by their modern aesthetic to an otherwise vintage style. I had first seen wood watches at the Trinity Bellwood’s Market but all the styles were too big and clunky for my small wrist thus I forgot all about them till a few months ago.
The process of settling on this particular design was time consuming, to say the least. Since I hadn’t personally seen anyone wearing these watches and I was ordering it from the states so was due to incurring heavy duty taxes, I wanted to be absolutely sure of my choice.
There are numerous styles, wood and dial colours to choose from; which was daunting but in the end I settled for the Frankie 35 in zebrawood finish with the champagne dial. Having never worn such a light coloured watch I was unsure about its colour against my skin tone. I was thinking to opt for something darker like sandalwood. Having thoroughly (and I mean A LOT) perused their Instagram feed, I decided on the zebrawood. It did not disappoint! The striking wavy grains make it unique and I get multiple compliments every time I wear it (see how I style it). I like the simplicity of this design and the option of choosing the 35 which has a smaller dial, better suited to my wrist.
Here are mine and Zee’s first impressions of the wood watches
I’m someone who usually dresses semi-casual so this wood watch was perfect for my wardrobe. Since it’s handmade from natural elements, I would advise care when washing your hands or doing any kind of physical activity. But for every day, it has become something I reach for constantly. It won’t be replacing my more timeless Fossil or elegant Tag Huer watches anytime soon but it is a good addition to my collection.
The same goes for Zee’s walnut finish with black dial. He opts for darker tones in dressing and wanted a style that complemented his outfits. To the say the least, he’s more simple and able to make quick decisions (yay for the over-thinker in me) so purchased the Hyde.
I don’t know too much about the inner mechanics of what makes a good watch but having this one for over 3 months and not facing any problems with the clasp, battery, scratches on the dial or overall finish of the wood I can say it lives up to the price tag. There is more information about the materials used on the Jord website.
If you do check out Jord wood watches online (and believe me you WILL want to check out the new Cassia series) lemme know in the comments which one you’re eyeing from the collection!