Jord Wooden Watches Review
I know this is not a review that I typically would add to my blog since it has very little to do with food, but the beauty of being a blogger is that you get to discover so many wonderful brands that I personally would have never heard about had I not entered the blogging world. As you can imagine I ( along with most other bloggers) also turn down a lot of brands if they do not align with our particular philosophy. I recently discovered Jord wooden watches who kindly wanted to send me a watch to promote across my Instagram account and blog. Its always handy to have some beautiful props to photograph along with the food I make so I was more than happy to help out. I showed my husband the watches and he absolutely fell in love with the look design and concept of the Jord male watches. I did my best in convincing Jord to send me a male watch to promote as well especially since my husbands birthday is coming up in a few days. Since then I have shown a few of my friends the watches and they are all hooked! I am so glad we have a male watch to promote as well since all my friends are thinking of buying a wooden watch for their male partners now. I honestly think the watches make the most beautiful gifts. They are special and unique and come with a distinct artistic touch.
I really know very little about watches so I will do my best to tell you what I know about them without really having any expertise in the area. Regardless I am just happy to have found such a unique time piece that I can share with my audience, especially for those looking for special gifts for the ones they love or for those that are looking for something a little different to style with their outfits ( or in my case to style my food). I will add as many beautiful photos of the watches as I can in this post as well as all the necessary links at the bottom of the article if you are interested in purchasing a watch.
So here is a little about Jord watches:
Jord watches are beautiful, artist designed timepieces. They are handcrafted and use range of raw materials. They are designed with the modern lifestyle in mind and value efficiency and experiential living. My favourite thing about Jord watches is that they design the watches with sustainability in mind. I think a huge part of the vegan/vegetarian/plant based movement has to do with sustainable living. Although my primary reason for adopting a plant based diet was health based, many people, including my husband adopt the lifestyle because it is better for the environment. We love promoting sustainable living and try our best to incorporate it in our own life styles as much as possible. Jord takes care to use sustainable wood in all their watches that is not red listed as endangered or threatened species.
Jord watches use a range of beautiful sustainable woods all with different textures colours and grains. They use sapphire crystal glass instead of actual glass. Mechanically, it is one of the hardest and most scratch resistant materials on earth. It also has a very high modulus of elasticity and tensile strength, making it extremely versatile and resistant to impact/abrasion.
They have a 1 year warranty on all their watches with a reasonable exchange repair and return policy which you can read about on their website. They are an american based company but yes they do ship internationally! Although the watches are not waterproof, they are considered splash proof so you should not have any issues keeping the watch on while washing your hands or doing the dishes. You can also get custom engraving at a small additional cost as well as custom sizing for your wrist to ensure you get the right fit. Jord uses 100% natural wood in their products so it is important to take care of the wood as best as possible. There are optional oils and dehumidifying packs that are sold with the watches which will help keep the watch looking its best and lasting as long as possible.
I hope this gives a good run down about the watches if you are interested in purchasing for yourself. I think the watches are very reasonably priced and to be quite honest I was surprised at how affordable they are especially for such an unique handcrafted watch. The prices vary depending on what watch you would like to buy but range from about $139 – $395 USD not including any additional charges for things like engraving, shipping or wood care products. The prices are clearly marked on the website. I am adding the links to the particular watches we chose for ourselves as well as the links to the full range of male and female watches available on the website. There are so many beautiful designs to look through!
Women’s watches: http://www.jordwatches.com/shop/women/#hazelandcacao
Men’s watches: http://www.jordwatches.com/shop/men/#hazelandcacao
I know this wasn’t exactly a food or health related post but I hope you can appreciate this awesome find. I know we were very excited to find these watches and I hope you are too!