Orange floral + JORD wood watch review

I was recently contacted by JORD, a U.S. company that creates wood watches, to review one of their watches, and I was intrigued by the prospect. A wood watch is not something you see every day. After perusing their site and selection of women watches, I found myself quite impressed and looking forward to receiving my own JORD wood watch! The watches seemed more like jewelry to me, and as I don’t have a lot of watches, that appealed to me.

I chose the Ely style in “Black,” because of its sleek design and for the versatility of the dark brown and black together. It’s also one of their more economical options, at $129. (Even when receiving a complimentary item, I think about budgets! 😉 ) I also liked the functionality of this design with the date display. I also loved the beautiful Cora designs, especially the zebrawood and turquoise (how exotic does that sound?!) and the maple and lavender options.

Librarian for Life + Style | JORD wood watch review

I was super impressed when the JORD wood watch arrived, packaged in its own wooden box and wrapped around a soft pillow. It also came complete with a soft cloth and two extra links to adjust the sizing. Fancy AND practical!

Librarian for Life + Style | Orange floral + JORD wood watch review

Librarian for Life + Style | Orange floral + JORD wood watch review

For my first time wearing this gorgeous and unique watch, I wanted to balance the more masculine feel of the watch by wearing something quite feminine. My thrifted orange floral dress and white cardigan fit the overall feminine vibe I was going for. I chose accessories in dark brown, including a dark brown belt, wooden bead earrings, and tortoiseshell wedges to tie into the dark brown wood grain of the watch. I really liked the end result, mixing the masculine and feminine — which is also something I was drawn to in the watch design itself!

Librarian for Life + Style | JORD wood watch review

Librarian for Life + Style | Orange floral + JORD wood watch review

Details:  Orange floral dress, thrifted {very similar}  //  White cardigan, Brooks Brothers, thrifted {long-sleeved option} {similar}  //  Patent leather wedges, Payless {very similar}  //  Wood watch, c/o JORD {exact, Ely style in black}  //  Brown leather belt, old {similar}  //  Wood bead earrings, made by my grandmother {similar}

Librarian for Life + Style | Orange floral + JORD wood watch review

Librarian for Life + Style | Orange floral + JORD wood watch review

The JORD site also includes a new option to custom size your watch to your wrist (note that this costs an additional $10). This is a nice bonus; I went the custom-sizing route. However, the watch was still a littttttle tight on my left wrist when I first tried it on, so I was glad for the extra links that came with the watch. My husband was able to add a half-link to adjust the watch for a more comfortable fit. However, it’s a bit tricky to do this, so I agree with the advice on the JORD FAQs site to see a jeweler or watch repair shop to adjust the sizing, if needed.

Librarian for Life + Style | Orange floral + JORD wood watch review

The wood is remarkably soft to the touch — it feels almost velvety! — and the weight on my wrist felt lighter than I was expecting. The quality is high, and although the prices overall are a bit more expensive than what I’m used to, they seem fair for the quality. For women’s wood watches, the prices range from $120 up to $275; the men’s watches range from $120 up to $295. I was also pleased to read on their FAQs page that they use natural and sustainably sourced woods and that they don’t use toxic chemicals to treat the wood. They also use stainless steel clasps, for those with metal allergies.

(And by the way, if you’re wondering — like I did — about water-resistance, JORD addresses this openly on their site and state that each watch is designed to be splash proof but is not intended for complete submergence in water.)

Librarian for Life + Style | JORD wood watch review

Librarian for Life + Style | JORD wood watch review

I also asked about where they make the watches. I was informed that while currently the cases of the watches are made in a managed facility overseas, the final detail work is done in St. Louis (the company’s headquarters); the company is also currently working on transferring the complete production to St. Louis. And for my international readers, you will be pleased to know that JORD also ships their watches internationally!

Overall, I was very pleased by the quality and look of my new JORD wood watch. I appreciate the combination of functionality and beauty. They are SO unique! The first day I wore my watch, I found it to be a conversation starter, and people were interested in feeling how smooth the wood was. There is a variety of wood tones to choose from in their selection of men’s and women’s watches, including zebrawood, maple, bamboo, sandalwood, blackwood, cherry, and koa.

Librarian for Life + Style | Orange floral + JORD wood watch review

Librarian for Life + Style | Orange floral + JORD wood watch review

So what do y’all think? Are you intrigued by the idea and look of a wooden watch? Which JORD wood watch if your favorite? Please leave a comment and let me know!

FUN FACT:  My blogger friend Erin @ Loop Looks recently chose the exact style watch from JORD, as seen in this post. I love that we’re sartorial kindred spirits! ♥

Linking up with these lovely ladies.


Full disclosure: I received a watch of my choice from JORD for the purposes of review. All opinions are 100% mine and 100% honest.


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16 thoughts on “Orange floral + JORD wood watch review

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      I don’t know… might be good to contact them about it! I did take another look at their FAQs page, which states that they use untreated wood for hypoallergenic reasons. It goes on to state that “we recommend that you apply a natural coating such as beeswax, butcher block oil, or walnut oil. Regular application can help to protect it against damage and improve the durability of the wood while helping to maintain the moisture balance (prevent drying or cracking).” Hope that helps! 🙂

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  1. Erin @ Loop Looks

    Look how perfectly the watch matches your earrings!

    You did a very thorough review! And I’m happy to hear that yours was a tad bit too tight when you got it, too. I had to take mine to a jeweler to get a link added in but now I finally have a watch that fits and doesn’t slide around on my wrist!

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  2. Kezzie

    I’m intrigued by the idea of this watch. This is a great review, I really liked that you asked extra questions like where they are made, that’s really astute of you. I like the way you teamed it with the great dress and cardie. Your hair is getting long isn’t it, it had reached a really cute bobbed length!! P.s. I read a book version of the House of Elliot at the weekend by Jean Marsh, made me think of your hair!x

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    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      Thanks, Kezzie! I do try to be thorough, and I was pleased JORD is thinking about how to shift all production over to the U.S. That felt important for me to point out.

      I’m due for a hair trim in the next month, so we’ll see how it goes… And I love the House of Elliot series, and I admit being inspired by all the head scarves she wore in her bobbed hair. 🙂

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  3. Lynn

    Hi, was that your SIA outfit? If it’s not it totally should be! Bright orange, brown touch of bear. Perfect.

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  4. Jennie

    I love the watch you chose and the feminine contrast of styling! I also really liked the Cora in zebrawood with the turquoise face (my fave, actually). The orange floral dress is so pretty on you!

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