Although I will never complain about being in a warm climate in fall/winter, I have to admit that if I weren’t on a sailboat in Florida, I’d be getting excited over the chance to dig out my fall clothes. Scarves, jeans, and boots were my favorite things to wear in my former life. In fact, fall fashion was the only thing that made the impending doom of cold weather a little more bearable.
Unfortunately for my wardrobe, we don’t have “fall” in South Florida. In fact, we only have three seasons. Hot, Hot as Balls, and Why Does It Rain Every Day? Oh wait… there’s an occasional 4th season called Hurricane (of which we’re just now coming out of, but that’ll be another post).
So since I don’t get to whip out a nice pair of boots or my favorite cashmere scarf to wear each year, I was totally stoked to receive my new favorite accessory in the mail this week… a new wood watch from JORD.
The thing that’s great about watches and jewelry is that they take up so little room on a sailboat. So while I may have a closet that’s only 2 feet wide, therefore a very limited wardrobe, I love knowing that I can dress up a t-shirt and denim shorts with jewelry and accessories like my new Frankie Zebrawood and Champagne watch.
I’ve always loved the look of big, chunky watches on a small female wrist. This one has a nice big face, while still looking feminine. (But don’t worry, guys — they have stunning men’s watches, too!)
Of course, if you read my post about my first JORD watch, you know how much I love my Zebrawood and Turquoise version (so does everyone else…I literally get compliments every time I wear it), but this one is a more neutral color, so it will match more of my outfits.
The watch arrived beautifully packaged in a wooden box (which is great for storing your watch, or keeping as a jewelry box), and wrapped around the signature JORD pillow. The presentation alone would make this a perfect gift-giving idea. It’s so well done that you wouldn’t even have to wrap it. Just stick a bow on the box and boom — just like that, you’re the gift recipient’s new favorite person.
Ok, so there’s no doubt that it’s a beautiful watch, but how is the quality?
Well, my first watch from JORD has held up beautifully for the past year, even in the salty air. To be perfectly honest, I don’t keep it in the protective box like I should. It sits right on my jewelry shelf within easy reach, and there’s no sign of any corrosion or rust (although now that I think about it, I’ll probably start keeping it in the box when I’m not wearing it).
The “glass” face of the watch is actually a sapphire crystal, meaning it’s scratch resistant. The wood is surprisingly lightweight and looks and feels great when wearing. These watches are also splashproof, so while not completely water-resistant, you don’t have to worry if you get a splash of water on yours.
Oh, and that whole timekeeping part of it, well, let’s just say it’s Swiss, so it will probably be ticking long after we aren’t.
Not to mention their customer service is top notch. They really do care about their product and stand behind it. If you’re looking for a beautiful statement piece that is high quality, I highly recommend a JORD watch.
So now, here’s the fun part!
JORD and I have teamed up in an awesome GIVEAWAY. The winner gets $100 to spend on any watch, but even if you’re one of those unlucky people who never wins anything, everyone who enters automatically gets a $20 voucher towards the purchase of any watch. #winning
The contest ends September 30th, so enter now. Don’t want to wait that long? You can shop now:
*This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches, but the opinions are all my own, based on my experience with these two watches and the company.