To be honest, it’s been a while since I’ve worn a watch. I lost the last watch I had, a silver timepiece, eight years ago and I’ve been checking the time on my phone ever since. When JORD reached out, the idea of its unique watches certainly appealed to me. I thought it’s either now or never if I want to return to checking time the old fashioned way. There’s something about having a watch on your wrist from the slight weight and the flashy dial, to the ability to see time tick away. And when I put on my JORD Frankie 35 for the first time, it felt like no time had passed since my last watch.
I honestly wasn’t sure how I would feel about a wood watch. Leather and stainless steel bands had always been the norm and what I associated with luxury. A wood watch – what in the world? Could that be comfortable, practical, or even stylish? I had my doubts.
The first thing I noticed when I tried on my JORD Frankie 35 was how smooth the wood was. This particular watch is hand finished and treated with tung oils. Tung oil comes from the seed of a tung tree nut and is used on wood to create a satin finish. The next thing that caught my eye was the shining mint dial made from sapphire crystal glass. I’ve never had a green watch before and the color captivates me every time I look at it. And finally, when I smelled the watch, I was pleasantly surprised by its light sandalwood scent. Not only does my watch look earthy, it smells earthy too.
For me, I think my favorite aspect is a tie between its light weight and the beautiful mint green dial. Every time I look at my dial, it shines right back at me, especially when it catches the light. I’m also smitten by the other dark wood finishes JORD offers such as ebony and purpleheart. Light woods like maple are pretty spectacular too, especially with a contrasting colored dial like lavender or rose gold.
If you’d like to try JORD’s unique watches, we have partnered together to provide an amazing giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a $75 e-gift code to shop (winner will be emailed by JORD). All other entrants will receive a $20 e-gift code emailed to them simply for entering. The contest will close 10/16 at 11:59pm. Both the $75 and the $20 codes will expire on 1/31/2017.
Click here to enter. You will be asked for your name, email and information about your favorite JORD watch. Good luck!
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches. All opinions are my own.