I am a watch person. My daughter loves earrings. My mother loves gold bracelets. We all have our little loves that make our hearts sing and that make us feel special. The first gift that I remember as a child is a Cinderella wrist watch from Timex. I kept that doll that held that watch for years. My obsession with watches is well seeded in my father. He was the one that always had fine watches. It started with a gold pocket watch that he got from his father (that I’m pretty sure my eldest brother now owns) and continued for years.
I remember the self-winding watch that he had in the 1970s. I was fascinated that you did not have to remember to wind it. My Cinderella wristwatch was one that you had to wind it up manually. My second watch is one that I still own and still love. It is a Seiko with a silver wristband and a blue face. It is small and delicate and it was a gift for my Quincenera (for my 15th Birthday). I have a love for Seiko time pieces as they are the gold standard for many watches. The Japanese precision is famous throughout the world.
So you can imagine my surprise when the newest addition to my watch collection is a Jord Wood Watch with a Seiko movement. That alone reassures me that this new watch will be a piece that I will own for a very long time. The design of this watch is very subtle: it is the Red Sandalwood and Mother of Pearl Sidney with small diamond crystals that add a bit of ‘bling’ to the watch. It looks contemporary and not bulky. I have always enjoyed having a large faced watch on my writs and this is no different. Although I have very small writs, I am not a petite woman so having a substantial watch is something I am very comfortable wearing.
Jord Wood Watches: A Unique Gift for Him or Her
Jord Wood Watches has a large variety of time pieces that are both small and large faced. The trend these days is to wear a watch with a bold large face so I opted to get one that suited my contemporary style. All of the Jord Wood Watch line are elegant and stylish. You would think that a wood watch would be heavy but it is not. I was surprised by the light weight of the watch. I was also very happy to see that ‘God was in the detail’ for this piece. The texture of the wood against my wrist is smooth and comfortable. I was also happy to see that the clasp is one piece that you wrap around your wrist like a bracelet as opposed to having two separate pieces come together. I find that when you are putting your watch on in a hurry, this makes it less likely for you to drop it. One of the things I remember the most is watching my dad slip off his watch in one fast movement at the end of the day. I also fondly recall when I would try on his watch hoping it would stay but alas my childhood wrists were even smaller than the ones I have now.
I wanted to list below the Features of my Sidney watch so you have a good idea what you will find with a Jord Wood Watch.
- sapphire crystal glass
- Swarovski crystal inlayed in bezel
- deployment buckle with push buttons
- screw-down crown
- glass / face: 1.65″ (42mm)
- case thickness: 12mm
- lug ends: 51mm
- band thickness: 20mm – 23mm
- band length: 225mm
As I mentioned, the watch piece is a Seiko movement and I know from years and years of owning Seiko watches that this is a quality piece. Because this watch is made of wood, it is not advisable to submerge the watch in water. You will have to be careful because the watch will not stand that kind of exposure to moisture. Fortunately, you have a one year warranty when you received your watch. You need only pay for return shipping.
- Seiko VD54 Chronograph
- display: three hands with 3 eyes (minute, 1/1 second chronograph & 24H indicator)
- tuning fork type quartz crystal
- frequency: 32,768 Hz
- accuracy: +/- 20 seconds /mo
- battery: silver oxide SR920SW (equiv)
- drive system: 2-pole stepping motor
FINISH & CARE
The natural red sandalwood is hand finished and pre-treated with tung oils. The Sidney is splash-proof but should not be submerged in water (3 ATM). Lemon or orange oil extract is best for cleaning the natural wood. When storing this timepiece, avoid extremely hot, cold, and excessively dry/humid environments.
1 YEAR LIMITED WARRANT Wood Wrist Watch
You cans see that there is a lot of care taken to make sure that you enjoy your watch and keep it for a long time. If you visit the website, you will see that there are watches to suit every possible style. They come in dark, light and coloured wood. Made of Red, Green or Dark Sandlewood, bamboo, maple or a combination of these colourful woods. They can have mother of pearl faces, wood or see-through glass. This lends to the uniqueness of each of the timepieces.
Stellar Customer Service
When you go to the Jord Wood Watches website, you will see the different variety of styles that they have for both Men and Women. What you will also see is that a Chat pop-up will appear on the left hand side. You are immediately connected to a customer service agent located in North America. You don’t have to chat with them but I did find that they were very helpful. They helped me understand how to set my watch and what sort of care that I had to give it. They were efficient, polite and very helpful. When I asked something he didn’t know off the top of his head, he simply asked me to hold on and asked his colleague the question. They got back to me quickly and even sent me a document outlining how to set the minute, 1/1 second chronograph & 24H indicator feature.
The customer service did not end there. Once the watch was ordered, I received emails notifying me of the status of the order and the day it was shipped out. I also received one final email letting me know the day that I should expect delivery. Why is that important? You can keep track of your package and know that you don’t have to wait around the entire day or days for a package. That for me was very considerate. Jord Watches ship internationally. Watches purchased between November 1st and December 25th can be returned or exchanged without a restocking fee until January 10th. We just ask that you cover the shipping fee back to them.