Monday, March 18, 2019

JORD Watches Review and Giveaway

I had been looking for a new watch when I was contacted by JORD about partnering for a review and giveaway. I had a very specific design in mind and was excited to find that their Hyde design was exactly what I was looking for!

*This product was sent to See, Shop, Love! in exchange for an honest review.

JORD (pronounced "YODE") creates unique timepieces for a modern lifestyle. "Jord" is Swedish for "From Earth, land, or soil." All of their watches are made with high quality woods, including Acacia, Bamboo, Maple, and more. They're made with the same materials as Rolex watches!

What I love most about JORD, aside from their gorgeous watches, is that they are committed to having no part in deforestation. They abide by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) regulations and are mindful of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) list of threatened species. Some of their woods are sourced from trees that have already fallen naturally, and more exotic woods come from furniture remnants.

JORD has a variety of styles available for men and women, including designs that are made with leather bands (if the wood isn't your thing). I was looking specifically for a watch with a black band and entirely black face, and the Hyde ended up being the perfect watch!

The watch arrived in a sturdy box and was packaged around the above cushion for protection. The kit also comes with extra links, a polishing cloth, and a wood protectant.

The Hyde is technically a men's watch, but I have always been attracted to more masculine designs and I think this is a pretty unisex design. The band is made with ebony wood and the face has sapphire crystal glass and metal tipped hands. The case width is 43 mm, case thickness is 12 mm, and the band length is 150 mm. When I ordered my watch I was asked for my wrist size, and the watch fit perfectly on arrival.

The ebony is hand-finished and pretreated with tung oils. It is splash-proof, but obviously should not be submerged in water. You can easily clean the wood with lemon or orange oil extract. For storage, avoid extremely hot or cold temperatures and excessively dry or humid environments.

I LOVE this watch! I have pretty small wrists (16 cm diameter), but I don't think that the face is too big or overpowering. The sleek black face and ebony wood are gorgeous and easy to pair with gold or silver jewelry. This specific iteration of the Hyde watch is the "Ebony & Iron" color combination.

The ebony is sourced from Mozambique. It has a high natural luster and saturation of color. The straight grain is not easily made out but is fine and uniform in texture. I think the design is absolutely gorgeous and I love the minimal, strong statement it makes.

If you're into smaller pieces, the new Cora Polaris, Cassia, and Sier (women's styles) are great choices. You can view all of the women's watches here and all of the men's here.

JORD has generously put together a giveaway for one of  my readers to win a $100 gift card to their store! You can enter the giveaway at this page. The giveaway ends on April 21st.

Wooden Wrist Watch

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