*I received a JORD Ely Wood Watch in Maple for purposes of evaluation. Thoughts are my own.
I have always loved wearing watches. I still remember the first time I ever received a watch as a kid and not taking it off for days. I used to love — and in a way, collect — casual, bold and fun watches. I especially loved ones with cartoon characters on the face or the band. But now I prefer simpler and more formal ones in either gold or silver tone. And when I was offered a chance to review a wood watch (I have never seen an actual one before), I thought twice because I wasn’t too sure if I would like it. But now I’m glad I said yes to that opportunity because I really liked it!
I chose the Ely wood watch in Maple. When I received the box, I opened it immediately and was impressed because it was nicely packaged. The Wood Watch was cushioned by a small pillow and there was also a nice wood tag.
The Ely series has an elegant small-face design. This is the kind of watch that makes you grin for no apparent reason. Light, sexy, and compact design makes this a popular, everyday watch. There are no numbers on this watch other than the date (but we’ll assume you already know how to tell time).
– Hardened, Scratch-proof glass face: 26mm diameter
– Frame / bezel: 34mm diameter
– Band width: 21.5mm
– Lug ends: 40mm
– Single action locking clasp (stainless steel)
– Premium Citizen Miyota movement with date window
I like the simplicity of this wood watch. It’s very easy to just use it as an accessory whatever your outfit may be because of its versatility. I was also very surprised at how light the whole watch is. I usually wear a large-face steel watch so the weight of this wood watch came as a surprise.
Each JORD watch is designed to be splash-proof but is not intended for complete submergence in water. And due to the nature of the wood chosen for each unique timepiece, colors and grain pattern may vary from photos. See below for images of the different wood watches from JORD.
This JORD Wood Watch is a great idea for a gift for a loved one and even for yourself. I love the overall feel of it and it really looks well-made. I’m pretty sure people will take a second look when they see it!
One lucky reader will win a JORD Wood Watch!
Winner will receive his/her choice from the Ely series (Black/Green/Maple), Sully (Green/Cherry), or Fieldcrest series (Green). Giveaway ends March 28, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. Open to the US only. Void where prohibited. Must be at least 18 years old to be eligible. No Purchase Necessary. To enter, use the form below. Good luck!