This post was sponsored by Jord Wood Watches.
Do you wear a watch? I used to. It was a pretty basic digital thing, nothing special. I wore it purely to make use of its primary function – to tell the time. It wasn’t pretty. Just functional. But then the battery ran out, and I was using the clock on my smartphone instead, and you know how it goes. I didn’t replace the battery and my cheap digital watch was relegated to the back of a drawer in the kitchen.
But over time I started to miss the feeling of a watch on my wrist. I do own another watch but it has a lot of sentimental value, so I only wear it on special occasions rather than daily. So over the last few months I have been looking for a new watch, but to be honest I just haven’t seen anything that really caught my eye. Every watch I saw just seemed a bit too ‘bling’ if you know what I mean?
But then Jord Wood Watches reached out to me and asked if I would like to review a women’s watch from their range. The idea of a wooden watch really appealed to me, and when I saw just how beautiful they are I knew I had found the perfect watch for me.
I chose the Cora watch in Zebrawood & Turquoise and waited patiently for it to be shipped (Jord are based in the United States). When it arrived, just 10 days after it was dispatched, I was immediately taken aback by the amount of detail and effort that goes into not just the watch itself, but also the packaging. You see, each watch is housed in a beautifully designed wooden box. The box itself is a work of art and deserves to be displayed in all its glory rather than being tucked away in a drawer.
But what of the watch? I have just one word that could describe the Cora watch – stunning. The warmth of the Zebrawood works brilliantly with the cool tones of the Turquoise face. It really is a beautiful colour combination, and I didn’t think it could get any better than that. But then I turned the watch over and was mesmerised by what I saw. The watch is an automatic (no battery to run out, yay!) and the highly intricate mechanics of the watch are on full display. They really are a sight to behold. It’s elements such as this that show the high level of workmanship that goes into making a unique watch such as this.
I have worn my Jord Wood Watch almost daily since it arrived. I really love the process of winding it up and setting the time – there’s something old-worldly and timeless (no pun intended) about doing it. And as for wearing it, it feels so comfortable against my wrist. Despite being made of wood it doesn’t feel bulky in the slightest. It really is a delight to wear.
Jord Wood Watches are offering one lucky Pushing the Moon reader the chance to win a $75 e-voucher that can be used against the purchase of a watch from the Jord range. And as a thank you to all Pushing the Moon readers Jord will also be sending everyone who didn’t win a $20 e-voucher too!
Click here to enter the competition. Good luck!
The competition ends 30/10/2016. The $75 voucher will expire on 28/02/2017, and the $20 e-gift cards will expire 28/02/2017
Jord Wood Watches kindly sent me the Cora watch for the purpose of this review but, as always, all words, images, and thoughts are my own.