So who out there has done all of their Christmas shopping already? If you’re like me, then you haven’t even started thinking about it. You’d think that after all these years of hitting the malls in the days just before Christmas, with the crowds at their thickest, that I’d learn my lesson. But where’s the fun in that? Where’s the adrenaline rush? Although I think that there’s a slight chance I might have some kind of defective gene deep within my DNA that makes me punish myself year after year.
But I think that this year I’ll be skipping the adrenaline rush at the mall, and instead be doing some of my Christmas shopping from the comfort of my couch while sipping on a hot toddy. Why? Well, I was recently contacted by the fine folks at JORD Wood Watches to see if I was open to a collaboration with them to help spread the word about their unique wooden watches. Before I agreed I headed over to their website to check out their watches and I was really impressed by what I saw.
These aren’t your regular watches with a metal or leather band. These watches are hand-crafted out of wood. Yes, wood. They make wooden watches from thirteen different woods. I ended up choosing the Koa and Black from the Dover Series from their men’s store for myself. Koa is a species native to Hawaii and is widely considered to be the most beautiful of the native hardwoods. It’s softer than other woods that JORD uses but it machines well and has a beautiful natural sheen. Depending on the harvest season, Koa will produce tones that range from medium gold to reddish brown, similar to Mahogany. Their women’s collection also offers up beautiful pieces in a variety of woods. My wife looked through the collection and really liked the look of the Ebony and Sable one. I wonder if Santa is reading this?
Another feature that caught my eye and made me choose this watch was that you could look right in and see the gears in motion.
JORD is run by artists, designers, marketers, and minders who value sustainability and are mindful of the environment.
We are focused on creating timepieces that are modeled after a modern lifestyle. We value sustainability, efficiency, and experiential living. We make our watches for people who don’t just have somewhere to be, they have somewhere to go. – JORD
Each watch comes in a beautiful wooden presentation box that can be engraved with a custom script, design, image, or even handwriting, making it a one-of-a-kind item. Watches can also be engraved. I wasn’t very imaginative so I just got my name on my own watch.
These watches are all very stylish, unique, high quality, and best of all, they won’t break the bank. I’m positive that anyone who gets one of these wooden watches for Christmas, or for any other occasion, will be very happy.
As a special bonus JORD has agreed to give my readers a 25% discount from any purchase until December 19th, 2017. So if you want to avoid the crowds and you’re still searching for that special gift I highly recommend you get in on this deal.
Disclaimer: I received the Koa and Black JORD watch at no cost but all opinions expressed are my own.