Even before I became a mom, I was notorious for running late. Now, factor in packing a diaper bag, looking for my constantly misplaced keys (it really shouldn’t be that hard) and wrestling a toddler into his car seat and I’ve basically given up on ever being anywhere on time. That said, I have a job and multiple obligations that appreciate promptness.
I jumped at the chance to write a product review for the JORD watch, not only because I need to do a better job keeping an eye on the clock, but also because of its modern, stylish look.
JORD watches are made from natural and sustainably sourced wood and as the product website describes, are designed for “people who don’t just have somewhere to be, but somewhere to go.” JORD offers several styles and colors for both women and men. I chose the Ely in Natural Green and Maple, which retails at $129.
I love accessorizing, but as a mom, most of my jewelry sits on a shelf waiting for the day when my son won’t think it’s fun to pull, grab and chew. Who can relate?
If I’m going to accessorize, it needs to be with something that is durable enough to stand the test of a toddler and all the things a mom does in a day. So how does the JORD wood watch stack up?
Things I liked about it:
- Pretty packaging with a nice box for storage
- Sleek and fashionable – the silver on the face really pops against the wood
- Easy to read – no squinting required to tell the time
- The model I chose has a date display, which is wonderful for the woman who never knows what day she’s living
- Easy to open and fasten clasp – this is very important for saving time when trying to get out the door in the morning!
- Sturdy enough to resist a toddler tugging at it
- Didn’t damage with hand washing, cooking dinner or rummaging through a diaper bag
- Overall, I really like the look!
The one criticism I will give is on the sizing. Watches are made-to-size based on instructions and a paper ruler provided to the customer when ordering. I measured my wrist and sized up 1/4 cm as the instructions stated, but when my watch arrived it was very snug. I have pretty small wrists, but the watch as it was shipped was close to cutting off my circulation. Luckily, JORD did send two extra watch links, but unfortunately their website didn’t provide clear instructions on how to add a link, but did say it was possible, though they recommended you use a jeweler. Because I didn’t want to add the watch to the pile of jewelry and shoes that I need to find the time to take to a repair shop, I turned to Google. I found similar feedback about the sizing from a different blogger who thankfully provided instructions on how she resized her watch. I did have trouble getting one of the pins from the added link to screw completely into the band (you can see it if you look closely in this picture), but I think with a little more effort, I can fix it.
I recommend adding at least a 1/2 cm to the size of your wrist and being prepared to resize the watch on your own or take it to a jeweler, which isn’t a huge deal – I was just under a deadline!
I’m wearing the JORD watch right now as I wrap up this post and can honestly say that I like it. I look forward to using it to keep me on time for my next appointment.
Okay, so maybe it’s not a miracle worker, but at least I’ll be fashionably late!
Product was provided in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own.