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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Jord Wooden Watches: A Trendy Fashion Accessory For Fall

Disclosure: I was sent a wooden watch by Jord in exchange for an honest review. 
All opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

Jord Wooden Watch | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #jordwatch

You know how you have some friends that you can take anywhere, 
and they'll fit right in?
The friends that are as equally at home at a hoe-down as they are at the opera?
That's kind of how I feel about my new wooden watch.
Pair it with jeans and cowboy boots, and we're ready for the rodeo.
Team it up with pearls and pumps,
and we're off to the opening at the art gallery. 

Jord Wooden Watch | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #jordwatch

When I was given the opportunity to receive a Jord wood watch
I just assumed I'd choose something for one of my boys,
thinking that wood = masculine. 
But when I checked out the #jordwatch tab on their website, 
and saw how absolutely stylin' they looked on women,
I decided to be completely selfish, and order one for me.
Wooden watches are a hot fashion trend right now, yet,
 Jord's watch designs remain classic enough that it's unlikely they'll go out of style.

I have to tell you, choosing a watch was a tough decision!
The are dozens of styles in the collection, with eight woods to choose from, 
ranging from bamboo, to koa, to zebrawood, as well as many different face colors.
 
 First, I was crushing the Cora in Maple and Lavender, with it's bright pop of color. 
But, with autumn around the corner, I thought the Sydney Maple and Rose Gold
would be a more neutral accessory in my fall wardrobe.
The glint of Swarovski crystals around the bezel caught my eye,
and because I'm all about that bling, 'bout that bling...
 I knew it had my name on it.

I was pretty excited when my watch arrived in the mail.
It came two days before my birthday (Happy Birthday present to me)!

Jord Wooden Watch | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #jordwatch
Sydney Women's Watch in Maple and Rose Gold


The watch was packaged in a handsome wooden box, 
resting securely around a herringbone pillow.
It makes for a great presentation, when giving as a gift.
I was impressed by how rich the watch looked -- 
the photos on the website were accurate in their depiction. 

I opted to have Jord size the watch for me before shipping,
 by following instructions on their website on how to measure.
Mine was still a little big, so I needed another link removed by a jeweler.
Jord does send you the extra links, by the way, in case it ever needs to be adjusted.

I was so happy I chose the rose gold face.
The light wood, and the shiny face is a pleasing combination of color and texture.
The face changes hue in different lighting...
sometimes it's pale gold, and other times, it's a deeper rose.
Would you look at that face?
Is that a face?

Oh, and Sadie is cute, too, isn't she?

Jord Wooden Watch | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #jordwatch

 I was laying in bed one night thinking about how great the watch would look 
with different pieces in my fall wardrobe
(yes, this is my idea of FUN!).
Sometimes I think about decorating my house,
other times I think about decorating myself :)

Pairing it with denim is a given...

Jord Wooden Watch | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #jordwatch

But it's equally comfortable rubbing shoulders (wrists?) with velvet...

Jord Wooden Watch | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #jordwatch

or pearls...

Jord Wooden Watch | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #jordwatch


 heels...

Jord Wooden Watch | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #jordwatch

and leather!

Jord Wooden Watch | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #jordwatch

Pretty versatile, huh?
I think my other watches might be jealous.
 

The watch is surprisingly lightweight, making it extremely comfortable to wear.
Jord watch bands are made of aged hardwoods, and sealed with natural oil extracts.
The watch movements are shock resistant, and crystals are scratch-resistant, 
which is good for me, since I'm a bit of a clutz. 
It's also splash-proof, but I wouldn't recommend wearing it while washing the dishes.

Jord Wooden Watch | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #jordwatch

 There are some deets you should know:
 Jord is an automatic watch, which means it requires an initial winding.
After that, regular daily activity should be enough to keep it wound,

if it's worn for at least eight hours a day
(I haven't worn mine daily, and it hasn't needed winding).
It's also suggested that the watch be cleaned with a lemon or orange oil extract.
So not only will it look good, it will smell good, too!
And, if you want to maintain the natural patina,
butcher block oil or beeswax can be applied. 
I think I just may let mine age gracefully.

Jord Wooden Watch | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #jordwatch

The first time I took my watch out for a spin,
my manicurist complimented me on it.
Then...the lady in the post office.
And the salesperson in Nordstroms.
Oh, yeah, the cashier at the supermarket.
 Plus a few of my friends.

Compliments galore. 

It's a real conversation time-piece.

Jord Wooden Watch | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes #jordwatch

I absolutely love my Jord watch!
Truthfully? Even more than I expected to.
Wearing it is like carrying a little piece of nature around with me on my wrist. 
Who new Mother Nature was a fashionista?


  
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13 comments:

  1. Hey Amy,
    Wow what a pretty watch and I love how stylish it goes with your pretty fall wardrobe!
    Happy Fall.
    Julie xo

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  2. It does look good ... very stylish.

    Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

    All the best Jan

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  3. I love this watch!! I don't know what rock I've been hiding under, but I hadn't heard about them. Lucky you!

    xxx

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  4. That is one of the prettiest wood watches that I have seen. I love the colors. Beautiful. Jo

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  5. Cute dog and nice watch :)
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    Maria V.

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  6. Very unique, pretty watch! I love the rose gold. I think it makes it look so classy and feminine. The crystals help too!

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  7. Never heard of this but it looks great on you, in all your different wardrobe changes.

    Amy, you did such a fabulous job of writing this--and that does not surprise me at all!

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  8. Amy I think your choice of wood and face color compliments your complexion (OK your hands) and I gotta say it's one über cool fashion forward accessory. I'm thinking I'm heading over to the Jord site and maybe pushing some keys ;-) Happy belated birthday my fellow Virgo blogger!
    xx,
    Vera
    ps adorable dog.

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  9. That is one gorgeous watch - I've never seen them - have to look into this !
    Thanks for sharing ♥

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  11. I think they make very good gifts but I am not sure if my husband would be interested in a wooden watch or wooden glasses

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