Last summer a childhood friend came to visit for a week. I happened to notice she was still wearing her beloved watch that she had received as a gift seventeen years earlier. To be sure, I asked if it was the same watch she had gotten – and indeed, it was! I was impressed. And jealous. I have never owned a watch that lived beyond a year, and I kind of wanted one. So I casually started looking at watches for myself … fast forward to January and I was talking to a rep for something else and he happened to mention wooden watches.
Say what?! I had never heard of wooden watches before. Intrigued, I asked about them – and within a few weeks I had my very own wooden watch.
Guys! It is beautiful. It arrived in this stylish wooden box – a beautiful safe keeping for the watch when it isn’t being worn.
I chose the Sidney design with maple wood and rose gold face plate – I love the combo so much and it goes with just about everything. I love seeing the wood grain on the watch.
The frame around the watch face and the band are all wood.
The wooden “J” medallion – J for Jord – was a huge hit given that I have a child whose first initial is a J. I love that such little things can delight my children so much.When the watch arrived it was entirely way too large. I took it in to a local jewelers and they sized it as small as they were able – but it was still too loose! Jord was quick to offer to fix it for me, so I sent it back and it was custom sized.
Either I missed it the first time around, or it’s a new feature, but they have a measuring system set up so you can get your watch sized to your wrist size easily when you order.
I am thrilled with my new watch.
A good watch is an investment for the years to come, and I hope that it will be on my wrist in seventeen years, just as my friend’s lived faithfully on her for so long.
Jord kindly sent me the watch in exchange for a review. All opinions are entirely my own.