Am I becoming a fashion blogger now? I don't know. With a company like the one you're about to meet on here, which combines the beauty of nature with functionality, I could be convinced. Maybe with this post will push me in that direction! It's my site. I can do what I want. ;)
But back to the thing we're all here for: JORD is a company that produces wood watches that are truly unique. Offering both a men's shop and a women's shop, JORD uses 13 different wood types (alone and in combination, depending on the design) to create timeless time keepers. They even fully expose the availability and sustainability of each of the materials they use. This transparency with their customers is a huge bonus, in my opinion. Their site elaborates on each type of wood used, explaining the grain and weight as well as the sustainability rating according to two different environmental associations.
While most types of wood used by JORD are considered sustainable by both metrics, some types of wood (such as the zebrawood used to make my watch) is noted when there is a conflict in the ratings. In the case of zebrawood, the CITES Appendices do not list it as an issue but the IUCN Red List notes that it is vulnerable in its natural habitat. While it may not be ideal to use much longer because of its precarious environment shrinkage, I really appreciate that JORD is honest with the status of this specific wood. It allows for ethical purchasing.
The company strives to promote their own creativity, drive, and desire to make their time count through the watches they produce. Though there are several series of watch designs to choose from, the nature of wood means that each timepiece will still turn out different from all the others. It's kind of like people - we may have similar interests, jobs, hobbies, lives. But each of us is still "cut from our part of the cloth." And that's what JORD wants to represent.
Let's talk about the watch I went with. The Reece Series Zebrawood & Emerald combined several of my favorite things, making it catch my eye right away:
- The watch face is my favorite color of all-time, a deep teal
- The texture of zebrawood ensures that each watch is truly unique, with telltale lines more visible than other woods running through the grain to identify that it is truly authentic
- A clever thread of maple running through the band to help the zebrawood patterns stand out even more
- A square face that veers from the traditional circular shape without getting "too crazy"
- A combination of modernity, elegance, and fun that seems to sum me up pretty well! (Though I don't know how elegant I am most of the time...)
When I first received my watch, I truly didn't know what to expect as far as wearing it goes. I wasn't a watch-wearer until recently, and it's usually a fitness tracker/stopwatch to use while I'm working. But going out in a sporty watch while wearing a sundress just doesn't seem like I know what I'm doing, ya know?
Yeah, This watch is definitely upping the class in my life.
An extra piece of specialty that JORD adds to each of their watches is the packaging they come in. I don't think I've ever seen such class and care go into the simple way a product is carried, and it seemed like a piece of art just to witness the box each watch comes in. This is just another example of how well JORD takes care to exemplify art and class in everything they do. It's a point proven about the company's values.
That's absolutely the definition of elegance.
Well... now that I've shown off my own watch enough, how about your own chance at getting a killer discount for your own? Click here to enter a giveaway for $100 on the JORD store. Everyone who enters will automatically receive a unique code for $25 JORD store credit, so even if you don't get the grand prize you'll still be snagging a deal! Your unique style can only be highlighted by these unique timepieces. Go ahead and enter that giveaway to support this awesome and beautiful company.