I have received emails before asking that I review their products but I have never accepted until now. In fact, I was inspired to move ahead on my plans to restart the development of this website after a long delay. I was that impressed with the watches just from viewing them on their website and I could not pass up a chance to not only write about it but to offer the Ely Series Maple watch to a reader as a giveaway (Jord ships worldwide so the giveaway is open to all locations, read on for entry instructions). When the watch I was to review arrived, the Ely Series Maple, it did not disappoint. Jord watches not only have great aesthetic appeal but are well-made. The flattened discs of the wrist band and the delicate watch face make a bold but nuanced fashion statement.
According to their website, WoodWatches.com, Jord is Swedish for earth, soil, land. So this is a great article to be posted on Earth Day! The watches are made from “natural materials to offer a unique fashion flare ... are one of a kind, premium quality time pieces, hand-crafted with sustainable materials from all over the world.” …combine various grains and their natural colors to create a line of watches that ensures every watch is truly unique“
First the rundown on the beautiful watch featured in this giveaway: (From the Jord website)
The Ely series is our elegant, small-face design. This is that 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
Each JORD watch is designed to be splash proof but is not intended for complete submergence in water. Also note that due to the nature of the wood chosen for each unique timepiece, colors and grain pattern may vary from photos.
The watches are as much jewelry as time pieces. The picture to the left shows a model wearing the watch as jewelry. Paired with wooden and/or metallic bangles and thinner bracelets these watches are perfect for a layered jewelry look. The Ely Series maple watch was the one I chose because it seemed perfect for the Spring/Summer season. Light and airy yet bold, this watch can be paired with anything from denim to a maxi dress – A “focal point for everyday fashion“.
Though the focus of this website is women’s fashion the watches are unisex and come in an array of styles and sizes. The selection of styles can be see on Jord’s site and in the picture below. The watches are splash proof, though not to be taken with you for a swim, are perfect for walks/wading on the beach. They not only look great but feel good on the wrist. The watch is light in weight and has a smoother feel than other watchband materials such as metal or leather. An easy-on, easy-off clasp make it a “snap” to put on.
The different colors and styles of both the watch face and band mean any fashionista or (fashanisto) can add to their Jord wood watch collection to coordinate with different outfits in any season. The watch bands vary from green-hued, tan, brown, reddish-colored and multi-toned woods and the watch faces vary in detail and color for an appealing choice of styles. Do browse the site, you will be sure to find more than one style you want to add to your accessory wardrobe!
The drawing is over and we have a winner!
Alright, what you have been waiting for… entry is easy, via the raffle widget below. Press the “Login to Enter” button , enter your name and email address. Then enter via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The giveaway runs 14 days (starts April 22, 2014 and ends midnight eastern time US & Canada, May 7, 2014).
The giveaway is open to countries world-wide and you may enter multiple times.