Friday, September 11, 2015

Wood Watches: Jord Dark Sandalwood Fieldcrest Watch Review

Disclaimer: The product featured was provided for review.
When I heard about a line of watches made from 100% natural wood, I was super intrigued and excited to check them out. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Wood Watches by Jord sources sustainable materials from all over the world and uses them to handcraft watches that make a unique and bold fashion statement. To read about my thoughts on the Fieldcrest watch in Dark Sandalwood, click.......
Jord Fieldcrest Series in Dark Sandalwood
The watch comes in a cute mini wooden crate with a lint-free wipe cloth. The sliding lid is embossed with the Jord logo and the watch is safely nestled around a cute watch pillow.
Jord Fieldcrest Series in Dark Sandalwood
The Fieldcrest Series ($120 USD) consists of men watches in a super simple and sleek design. Available in four different colors, the watch features a 3.9 cm wide face made with a scratch-resistant mineral glass. I picked the Dark Sandalwood design with a dark chocolate brown sandalwood strap and case. The watch has a metal deployment buckle closure with push buttons and I'm thoroughly impressed with how smooth and well-crafted the strap is. The watch is very lightweight compared to other watches I've owned in the past, although the size of this one is definitely more suitable for men.
Jord Fieldcrest Series in Dark Sandalwood
Jord offers free strap-sizing options for all their watches. I sized mine using the instructions provided online but the watch still came way too large. Therefore, I will have to get this resized at a watch shop although I am tempted to it on my own (the removable strap links are connected with a small pin). The watch is splash-proof but Jord does not recommend water submersion.
Jord Fieldcrest Series in Dark Sandalwood
Overall I am really impressed with the feel and the craftsmanship of this watch. Jord offers a wide range of styles for men and women. Fieldcrest is definitely one of the simpler designs in the bunch but I'm certainly interested in checking out a few of the flashier designs as well.
If you are (or know of) a watch aficionado, definitely check Jord out. The prices are all very reasonable (under $300 USD) and Jord provides worldwide free shipping!
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