Monday, October 26, 2015

Jord Watches -they're wood!

*This is a sponsored post for which I have been compensated. As always, all opinions are mine. But you should be used to that by now.*

Awhile back, a nice young man named Dan contacted me. He is with Jord watches. Jord makes gorgeous watches with wood. My first thought was "WOOD!  THIS WOULD BE AWESOME FOR DL!!" And then I remembered that DL doesn't wear a watch because he is in and out of the plant, where jewelry isn't allowed for safety reasons.

In fact, he can't even wear his wedding ring, unless he's in meetings all day.

So I put my little brain to work and came up with an alternate plan.

Child one would love a watch, and he has his father's affinity for working with wood.

As usual, I was obsessed with the packaging. (For those of you who are new here, my husband is in the packaging business.) The box that the watch is packed in is absolutely lovely. 

The watch that my son (not his real name) chose was the Sully in dark sandalwood and maple.   It came wrapped around a little tweed herringbone cushion.  This little pillow? Would be the perfect place to keep your secret paperwork if you are in the CIA or whatever. No one would look inside a watch pillow.  Anyway, again with the lovely packaging.

I was honestly worried about the size of this watch. The little band that is printed off and wrapped around the wrist seemed to me to be a less-than-accurate way to order a size. I was pleasantly surprised when the watch was pretty's a little loose, but not problematically so. Just push it a little further up your arm!

Here's his favorite part of the watch: the gorgeous wood. The contrast of the dark sandalwood and maple is just beautiful. The grain shows, even in these little pieces.  The workmanship is lovely.  There's a clasp in the back (I will admit to not being able to get it open the first few times, but that was more a hand/eye coordination issue than anything else. The old gray mare...well, she ain't what she used to be.)

Cruising through the website I spied a watch from the Dover series in ebony and copper that would be perfect for DL when he can once again wear a watch. If he ever retires. After all, he can get a gorgeous watch and shipping is now free!! (If you have a guy who needs a watch...well, Christmas is coming!) They also have beautiful watches for ladies.  I love the zebrawood and maple.

Then I'll retire and work for the CIA and store all my secrets inside this perfect little pillow.
Watches Made From Wood


Andrea said...

Wow! Such beautiful craftsmanship!

Art and Sand said...

I have seen some pictures of the gorgeous watches.

Like DL, my job doesn't allow me to wear a watch. Actually, that's just choice. I haven't worn a watch for about 20 years, but I know I have a few somewhere. Steve wears a watch, but it has to be waterproof. He never knows when he might have to jump in the ocean like he did yesterday when Lulu's ball drifted too far out in the ocean and she was struggling to swim out to it.

Have I ever told you how much fun it is to read your posts!

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

these are such amazing watches. I got one earlier in the summer but my sister tried it on and never gave it back. true story. time for another...and no you can't try it on.

Rose L said...

I have seen their watches before on another blog. They are so lovely but too expensive for me. I am an old lady on an extremely limited income. Many people would love them!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Saw these on another blog and couldn't get to the website....your link works! They are pretty but look too "clunky" to me to wear.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

I love this idea! Since my hubs is a woodworker it ican be a Christmas gift of something he doesn't already have (finally)......not an easy task, let me tell you!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

These really are beautiful! Love the zebra wood and turquoise one!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

A watch pillow! How extravagant! It's really is lovely. Your son (not his real name) is one lucky guy!

:) Linda

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Love it. These would be great in my store.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

These are so beautiful. I think the zebrawood is my favorite as well.

Bliss said...

That copper watch is so darn good looking.

reFresh reStyle said...

Love the JORD wood watches, this one is perfect :)

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