I love clocks and watches. Even in this digital age, where the time is shown on my stove top, my television, my cell phone, and my computer, I still like clocks. I feel like they’re a decorative accessory my home and I need.
In our house in New York, I hung a clock in the bathroom. I hoped it would make my daughter move more quickly in the mornings, but that didn’t even come close to working. And yet, the clock stayed. I just like them.
One year, I bought my husband a really nice watch for Christmas. He never wears it, and it secretly drives me crazy. I should have bought myself a watch and bought him something else, but too often I gift others with the things I love and not necessarily the things they will enjoy.
So when a representative from Jord Wood Watches, a locally owned, St. Louis based company, contacted me and wanted to send me a new wood watch, of course I said yes!
I’ve never heard of or seen a wooden watch, so I was especially curious.
Jord Wood Watches exceeded my expectations a hundred times over. I’m a sucker for packaging, and these watches come in a wooden box. I love this watch for myself, but I also think it would make a wonderful gift for everything from birthdays to graduations. I would have bought one for my husband for Father’s Day, but I’d just be adding watches to his collection.
I am wearing the Sully watch in Cherry & Maple.
I love that this watch is an incredibly unique piece of high quality craftsmanship, but I also love that it’s light. At first, I was afraid it would be super heavy, because of the wood, but it’s just as light and comfortable as any other watch I’ve worn.
The lovely people from Jord will also custom size your watch before it ships. I definitely recommend doing this, because I had a difficult time finding a jeweler who was willing to work on a wood watch. I think they all assumed it was fragile, but that hasn’t been my experience. I’m fairly hard on jewelry, and this watch is solid.
Here’s my personal tip:
When you measure your wrist, add some wiggle room to your measurement. You can find full measuring instructions on the Jord website.
Now I just wish I had tips for staying cool in the heat, because this girl is melting under the Virginia sun. Even my summer clothes, which are few, are too hot for these temperatures. I just came out of the coldest winter in Central New York’s recorded history, and the heat index the other day was 106 degrees. I’m certain I will adjust; I’m just not certain it will be this summer.
For now, I’m hiding in the shade and wearing a hat in the sun. My husband has taken to calling me Anne, because he somehow associates all women’s hats with Anne of Green Gables. Whatever. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.
Shorts: Dress Barn
Watch: Compliments of Jord Wood Watches