Even though we’re on a sailboat and space is limited, I love beautiful things, whether it be seashells or a sexy pair of shoes. I like things that make me feel pretty. Even though our lifestyle doesn’t always go hand in hand with feeling “pretty” 100% of the time, I think every woman (or guy) on a sailboat likes to get dressed up occasionally.
That’s why I love accessories. Accessories don’t take up much room, and they can totally fancy up a t-shirt and flip flops (my go-to outfit). So when Jord Watch contacted me to ask if I’d like to review one of their wood watches*, I was intrigued.
We are really selective about the brands we partner with, and I would never review or recommend a product unless I truly loved it. I admittedly had never heard of Jord watches before, so I was a little hesitant at first. I went to their website to see what they were about, and was immediately blown away by the uniqueness and beauty of their wooden timepieces.
They had a huge selection of watches for both men and women, made with luxury woods, most of which I had never heard of. The grains and characteristics were just gorgeous, for lack of a better word.
As I perused their site, I really loved what Jord stands for, finding way to intermingle sustainability with fashion; a modern lifestyle with an emphasis on living in the moment, or experiential living as they call it.
After learning more about their watches and their company, choosing to review one of their watches was a no-brainer. Choosing which one to review took me awhile! They were all stunning.
I kept going back to the Cora series, and I couldn’t help but be drawn to the Zebrawood and Turquoise watch. The contrast of the shiny, metallic turquoise face, detailed with Swarovski crystals, alongside the raw, natural look of the African Zebrawood was striking. I had to have it.
The Cora Wood Watch
When I got my wood watch in the mail, I ripped the box open like a kid on Christmas. The packaging was almost as gorgeous as the watch itself. It comes in a wooden box with the Jord logo ornately embossed into the top, which slides open.
The watch was wrapped around a small pillow, making for a really nice presentation that wouldn’t need any further “wrapping” if you were giving one as a gift. You could literally tie a simple bow around the box and call it done.
The Cora wood watch was just as beautiful in person as it was on the website. The Zebrawood was so unique, and I love the fact that they don’t put any sort of varnish or protection on the wood. It’s just the raw, solid wood (no veneer here), oiled in Tung Oil to bring the finish out.
Even though the face of the watch gives it a feminine, delicate look, overall, the watch is pretty resilient and sturdy feeling, which surprised me. The wood was good quality and the face is covered in Sapphire glass, which really isn’t glass, but actually crystal, so it’s more durable and scratch resistant, although I’m not going to go bashing this thing on anything to test that out.
Besides its appearance, the thing I like most (and which makes it great for me on the boat) is that it’s splashproof, although they specifically tell you not to submerge it in water, so don’t fall in with this thing on! But if you wash your hands or if you’re wearing it in the dinghy and get a little splash, it’s nothing to worry about – just dry it off. Even the crown screws down to add a little more water resistance.
It’s self-winding, which is a huge plus for me. As long as I’m wearing it, the movement keeps it wound up. When I’m not wearing it, I just need to pick it up and give it a very gentle shake once or twice a day or so in order to keep it going, or else I’ll need to reset the time the next time I do wear it, which consists of the extra step of unscrewing the crown before pulling it out and setting the time, then screwing it back in tightly (to help it retain its water resistance).
The quality and craftsmanship of this wood watch is really outstanding. You can tell that it’s made well, right down to every small detail. (I’ve seen other wood watches that just looked cheap).
They have a standard 1-year limited warranty, and it’s pretty straightforward: you screw it up, please pay a small repair fee. We screw it up, we’ll repair it for free.
I’ve received several compliments on my Cora watch, especially since this one in particular stands out with its bright turquoise face. I love that it adds a little bling to an outfit while not looking over-done, since the wood tones it down.
I’m now a huge fan of Jord Watch, as are so many others, evident by the number of Instagram posts they are tagged in, which have given me several ideas on how to wear mine, and what bracelets I can pair it with to add a little pizazz to my outfits.
So if you’re looking for a way to treat yourself or someone else, that’s unique, timely (see what I did there?) and a true statement piece, I definitely think Jord watches fits the bill, and highly recommend them.
Which wood watch is your favorite? Leave a comment below!
*I received a watch for review purposes, but I am not being paid for endorsing their watches, nor am I an affiliate, so I don’t get any commission off of purchases. This is simply my honest review of the watch I received.
Gorgeous!! I love this watch!
It is, isn’t it?! Just as gorgeous in person as it is on their website, too!
Cool watch. Never saw a wood one like that before.
Yes, they are definitely unique! Any others I’ve seen looked cheap – not nearly as nice as these!