I couldn’t leave our house without a wrist watch. I believe that it is the only accessory we’ll ever need to assist us in our daily lives. Although most of our gadgets now adequately tell us the time, wrist watches are still the most convenient way to keep track of time. Moreover, wrist watches are also statement pieces. Wear an interesting timepiece and it would definitely be the first thing that people would notice in you. And to make sure that you stand out, there are several unique timepieces available nowadays which are made from equally unique materials, such as wood.
When I first heard about wood watches, I was skeptical about the whole concept. Based on the photos I have seen from local online shops, my main concerns were the finish of the product and the ease and comfortability in wearing it. My doubts regarding wood watches definitely were gone when I finally encountered JORD Wood Watches.
JORD Watches is an online store based in the USA that offers hand-crafted wood timepieces. When I was offered to review any of the numerous products of JORD Watches, it is the Ely Maple Wood Watch that truly caught my eye. I personally prefer classy and timeless pieces, something that would last me for a very long time and would never go out of style, and the Ely Maple Wood Watch is all that.
|Ely Wood Watch in Maple - $129|
Although often disregarded, the packaging is one important aspect in a product. It has the ability to tend or break it. And I was not surprised that JORD Watches was able to deliver and exceed my expectations. Their hand-crafted box was extremely beautiful and seems to promise that there is something more beautiful contained inside.
|FEATURES: scratch-resistant mineral glass, deployment buckle with push buttons, date window, case width: 37mm, case thickness: 11mm, lug ends: 45mm, band thickness: 21mm, band length: 200mm|
The watch itself was absolutely impressive. The finish was flawless and smooth. The details of the watch are impeccable – from the strap to the watch itself. It is evident that it was hand-crafted carefully to ensure its quality. I love how this timepiece also tells the date. The natural maple is hand finished and pretreated with tung oils. The Ely is splash-proof but should not be submerged in water (3 ATM). JORD also offers a limited warranty for each product for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase.
|MOVEMENT: Citizen Miyota 2035, display: hours - minutes - seconds, tuning fork type: quartz crystal, frequency: 32,768 Hz, accuracy: +/- 20 seconds /mo, battery: silver oxide SR626SW (equiv), drive system: 2-pole stepping motor|
Initially, I was not really comfortable in wearing it because the wrist watch that I’ve been previously using has a flexible strap. But once you get used to it, you’ll be more comfortable to use it daily. This watch is very convenient to use because of its push button lock that opens and closes easily. By the way, you could have your watch adjusted by JORD by sending them your measurements so that it is ready to use by the time it reaches you.
The Ely Maple Wood Watch is definitely one classy statement piece that a person needs to have in his or her collection. It is perfect for a casual look and for everyday use. It costs $129 and I think that the product is worth it because of the awesome craftsmanship used in every JORD Wood Watch. It also comes in different colors such as Red Sandalwood, Dark Sandalwood, and Green Sandalwood with Maple. JORD Wood Watches are offered internationally through their website and shipping is free worldwide. To see more of JORD Wood Watches products, please visit: http://www.woodwatches.com/