Time to Get Your Love a Wooden Watch


(This post is sponsored by JORD watches. I received a watch from them in return for my honest feedback. I cannot and will not be swayed by jewelry.)

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and once again I’m unprepared. It sneaks up on me every year and I’m lucky if I get my hubby a card. (Note to self, add buying a card on my to-do list.)

I blame my laziness weariness on Christmas. That whole 2-month festival wears me out. By February, I’m certainly not wanting to lift a finger to hit my Amazon-1-Click button. If it weren’t for the munchkins asking me what I want for my birthday, which is a couple days before, then I’d never get the job done and have to make up a last minute gift.

Hello Dear, could I interest you in a lovely home-cooked meal or some romantic laundered clothing? A Skinny Cow ice-cream sandwich, perhaps?

Yeah, it gets all heated up at the Hattons!

Several months ago, during the whirlwind winter season of excessive retail, I was propositioned by a man in the jewelry business. Despite previous comments, I am a happily married woman. But Ladies, when this happens, you must stop and listen because…

Jewelry! Am I right?!

Thankfully, this gentleman was working for JORD watches. Never heard of it? Me neither, but let me tell you this line is unique and breathtakingly beautiful. I honestly have never seen anything like it.

They sell wooden watches. Wooden. Wrist. Watches! Why I neh-vah!

JORD’s website says they use several types of “natural and sustainably sourced wood” when crafting their watches: including maple, sandalwood, bamboo, blackwood, and cherry. They use only 100% natural wood and refrain from the use of toxic chemicals to either treat or protect the wood. Not only do they sell women’s watches, but they have a cool line of men’s watches too.

I went with the maple and it’s gorgeous. It’s light weight, has smooth edges and a natural looking finish so it isn’t all shiny, but elegant. This watch is extremely comfortable and I feel like I’m wearing Scrabble tiles caressing my wrist. It’s just another reminder to pull out my phone and play Words With Friends. Not that I have a problem with it.

I wanted to have beautiful photos of my watch, but my nails are of the brittle persuasion, and was feeling insecure about my mannish wrist. So I “hired” a semi-professional hand model for the photo shoot of my new watch. Actually, a couple of the neighborhood gals voted on who had the nicest hands and possibly a manicure that wasn’t chipped. She drew the short straw, but now she can put hand-model on her resume. You’re welcome!

Work it Hand Model, work it.

Work it Hand Model, work it.

I’m allergic to nickel, which is added to most silver, so metal clasps give me a bit of hesitation, but JORD uses stainless steel clasps, to avoid many metal sensitivities. Of course if you are allergic to stainless steel, you might need to have a sundial carved for your wrist.

Since wood is porous, the watch could be more prone to dirt and oil. But they have a recipe for cleaning and protecting your gorgeous timepiece.

This company is out of St. Louis, but they DO ship internationally, for all you folks across the pond. Each watch is shipped to the customer “within 24 hours via 1-3 day priority shipping through USPS.” If the watch you want is out of stock, they will notify you in a day.

So if you have a loved one who has EVERYTHING, this is the perfect gift for him or her. It will be the gift that no one has and is quite the conversation starter.

To learn more about JORD watches, head to www.woodwatches.com.