Have you been shopping lately? Have you noticed that everyone's put their fall clothes out? We're approaching my favorite time of year and I'm super pumped about it. Boots & skinnies galore. Now I've always been a minimal accessories gal, and that goes for every season — I typically wear my wedding rings, a pair of earrings, and a watch. I've had a number of watches in my time: a pink Baby G (oh yeah!), an Italian, tortoise-shell watch with a blue suede band, a super-thin Swatch I purchased from the Swatch motherland herself, a gorgeous Kate Spade that was a wedding gift from Husband.... but what I have never had... is a wood watch.
A wood watch! I've seen 'em, but I've never had one. Until now. JORD makes a variety of gorgeous wooden watches, and when I had the opportunity to pick one to review it was an incredibly difficult decision. There are so many colors and styles to choose from! I ended up going with the Ely Maple, a simple, light-colored watch with a matching face.
I wasn't sure what to expect from a wooden watch— would it be heavy? Clunky? Fragile? But when I got it, I wasn't disappointed. It wasn't heavy at all, in fact it was surprisingly light. It's clearly well-made and while it is a chunky watch (what else would you expect?), it's not overly large. I imagine some of the watches could be given their design, but mine is a great size:
See? It's exactly the size I would expect from a watch made of wood: a good amount of chunkiness, but nothing huge or overbearing. It's not really made for any sort of serious water resistance, but that's to be expected. Unfortunately for me, that means I can't wear it to work as I've got my hands in a shampoo bowl all day, but it's perfect for casual wear on the weekends.
Each watch is made with a scratch-resistant mineral glass face and is splash-resistant. As someone who usually has no idea what day of the month it is, I also find the date window incredibly useful. JORD offers watch sizing before they send it to you, which just involves measuring your wrist, and they also offer a 1-year limited warranty. The watches range from $120-$295.
How does one wear a wood watch, you ask? Well, since fall is quickly approaching (it's already cooling off here in Richmond!), I've put together a few fall outfit ideas with H&M, which is my current favorite source for clothing. Since you're spending a bit on your watch, why not balance it out with less expensive clothing?
, $23 /
, $19 /
, $47 /
, $120 /
, $7.79 /
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JORD wood watches provided me with a sample watch at no cost to me to try & review. All opinions here are my own. See my full disclosure policy here.