I have made a conscious effort lately to unplug from technology daily.
As much as I love tech, I think it’s important for mental health to take a step back from the constant barrage of alerts. I’ve put my phone on “Do Not Disturb” and taking off my smartwatch so I’m not constantly checking how many steps I’ve taken or how many hours I’ve stood.
That’s why when I was asked to check out Jord Watches, I was intrigued and glad to have something on my wrist that was a beautiful piece of jewelry that told the time, without all the pings and distraction from my Apple Watch.
Jord Watches are made out of various types of wood and are simply different from any type of watch I’ve ever owned before. My Jord Watch shipped quickly and packaged in a wooden box that I’ve kept.. The packaging reminded me of the wooden puzzle boxes my grandparents gave me many years ago. My kids have already had fun storing Lego Minifigures in them.
I chose a Frankie Series watch in the Zebrawood and Champagne option. It’s gorgeous and incredibly light weight. I was expecting a heavier watch, but was pleasantly surprised with the weight and comfort.
My kids noticed it immediately and thought it was so cool a watch could be made out of wood!
I love bigger-looking watch faces, so I chose this model specifically for that, but they do make men’s and women’s watches.
I’ve had it for a couple of months now and I’ve had people stop me to ask about my watch several times. It’s a beautiful timepiece and conversation starter. If you’re thinking about gifts for the hard-to-buy folks in your life, check out WoodWatches.com. I know you’ll find the perfect wood watch for them– what a unique holiday gift!
Some of the technical specifications for the watch are:
- sapphire crystal glass
- deployment buckle with push buttons
- case width: 45mm
- case thickness: 10.5mm
- lug ends: 55mm
- band thickness: 18mm
- band length: 160mm
- Swiss Ronda Normtech Caliber 763
- display: hours – minutes – seconds
- jewel bearing: 5 jewel
- tuning fork type: quartz crystal
- frequency: 1.5 V
- accuracy: -10/+20 seconds /mo
- battery: silver oxide No.364 (equiv)
- drive system: 2-pole stepping motor
FINISH & CARE
The natural zebrawood is hand finished and pretreated with tung oils. The Frankie is splash-proof but should not be submerged in water (3 ATM).
Lemon or orange oil extract is best for cleaning the natural wood. When storing this timepiece, avoid extremely hot, cold, and excessively dry/humid environments.
This post was sponsored by Jord Watches.