Suffering with eczema that flares up when I wear any kind of metal jewellery, I haven’t been able to wear a watch in years. Infact I think that my last watch was a red plastic pop watch which, although didn’t aggravate my eczema, probably isn’t the most fashionable accessory for a thirty six year old woman. So when Jord offered to send me one of their wooden watches, I was excited to think that I would finally be able to wear a watch for the first time in my adult life.
I enjoyed looking through the website at both the men’s watches and the women’s watches before choosing one from the Frankie series in zebrawood, with a stunning navy face. I loved how striking the sapphire crystal glass looks against the natural wood, and, after giving my wrist measurements so it could be custom made, I really couldn’t wait to receive it!
Despite the fact that my watch was arriving from America, within just over a week it was here and instantly I realised why Jord watches have such a good reputation. The watch was presented on a tweed cushion placed in the most beautiful, solid wooden box with a magnetic lid, a pull out drawer, cleaning cloth and the extra links from the watch should I need to make it larger at any point.
The watch itself was chunky, solid and excellent quality with a secure clasp and push button opening. With four children, two of whom haven’t quite grasped the concept of being gentle, I love how secure the clasp is and how it would be impossible for the children to pull it from my wrist. As a Mum these are things that I look for when choosing any accessory!
I love the natural grain of the wood and how, because of this, no two watches will ever be the same. They really are a unique watch and would make the perfect gift. Lewis is already eyeing this one up and dropping hints for his next birthday!
The Frankie series in zebrawood retails at $189 USD with free shipping to the UK. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for something out of the ordinary, or for a loved one this Christmas.