Jord wood watches: Appreciating the finer things in life. #jordwatch @woodwatches_com

Jord wood watches: Appreciating the finer things in life. #jordwatch @woodwatches_com
28 Jun 2016

I’ve always been a jeans and t-shirt kinda guy. In high school, I didn’t follow the current trends. While there were many different groups that wore many different things, I just wore what I wanted.

Fashion was never a concern for me… until my mid to late 20s.

Once I found myself in a career where I needed to look good at social events, fashion became a priority.

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As well, I got tired of wearing cheap things. My Dad once told me, “I can’t afford to buy cheap things.” When I was younger, it didn’t make much sense. Now, it makes all the sense in the world.

Buy quality things once, instead of buying inferior products over and over again.

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Moments are bigger than minutes.

The thought of reviewing a wooden watch from Jord was intriguing.

I haven’t worn a watch in several years. I always depended on my smartphone. As a community manager, I have my phone in my hand more than the average person, and the time is always there. But, is that really fashionable?

Watches complement any outfit, regardless if you are going to a wedding, or taking the dog for a walk.

jord wood watches on pillow out of the box

Modern lifestyle

I am quite traditional in most cases, but am open to new things, if it fits me. I’m not talking about size here… even though that is obviously important. It’s more about breaking out of my traditional comfort zone. Like wearing a new colour or pattern that I may not have in the past.

The Dover Series is my favourite Jord line, followed closely by the Sawyer Series. With 4 styles to choose from, there is something for everyone.

jord wood watches on Big Daddy

Selecting a Jord Timepiece

When selecting the watch, I asked for Wendy’s input, because her input on fashion is important to me. She said that the Dover Series Ebony and Copper was something that she could see me wearing, but that the Dover Series Ebony and Rosewood would be a step out of the box for me, and a little more fashionable. I was on the fence. I really liked both watches. They were both elegant, and could be worn with anything. I have several watches, but none like these two.

jord wood watches hand in pocket

The Ebony and Rosewood was something that I would not have bought several years ago, but now that I am all about quality over more things, choosing a quality watch was important to me. After a lot of back and firth, both Wendy and I agreed that the Ebony and Rosewood was the right choice, and if I really liked it, I may buy the Ebony and Copper at a later date.

There are more lines to choose from, depending on your preference in woods and faces. Los of great combinations, which are sure to peak your interest, and make deciding on one pretty tough.

jord wood watches on pillow at lake

Quality Wood Watches require Quality Wood

Jord offers a great selection of quality woods to choose from. With so many different combinations, it really is tough choice – because they all look so good!

Choices in the Dover Series line are:
• Zebrawood and Dark Sandalwood
• Koa and Black
• Ebony and Copper
• Ebony and Rosewood

Choices in the Frankie Series line are:
• Dark Sandalwood and Smoke
• Zebrawood and Champagne
• Dark Sandalwood and Emerald
• Ebony and Gold
• Zebrawood and Navy
• Koa and Ash
• Purpleheart and Plum

Choices in the Frankie 35 Series line are:
• Dark Sandalwood and Mint
• Dark Sandalwood and Slate
• Zebrawood and Navy
• Zebrawood and Champagne

Choices in the Sawyer Series line are:
• Zebrawood and Obsidian
• Koa and Bronze
• Ebony and Ultramarine

Choices in the Cora Series line are:
• Zebrawood and Turquoise
• Zebrawood and Rosé
• Koa and Rose Gold
• Purpleheart and Mother Of Pearl
• Maple and Lavender
• Maple and Silver

Choices in the Fieldcrest Series line are:
• Zebrawood and Maple
• Dark Sandalwood
• Green Sandalwood
• Maple 

Choices in the Delmar Series line are:
• Dark Sandalwood and Blue Carbon
• Green Sandalwood and Green Carbon
• Red Sandalwood and White Carbon
• Dark Sandalwood and Red Carbon
• Bamboo and Black Carbon
• Red Sandalwood and Red Carbon

Choices in the Delmar Drift Series line are:
• Dark Sandalwood and Topaz Carbon
• Dark Sandalwood and Obsidian Carbon

Choices in the 94A Series line are:
• Dark Sandalwood
• Green Sandalwood and Maple
• Red Sandalwood

Choices in the Sydney Series line are:
• Red Sandalwood and Mother Of Pearl
• Maple and Rose Gold

Choices in the Ely Series line are:
• Red Sandalwood
• Dark Sandalwood
• Green Sandalwood and Maple
• Maple

Choices in the Sully Series line are:
• Red Sandalwood and Maple
• Dark Sandalwood and Maple
• Green Sandalwood
• Red Sandalwood

jord wood watches on tree stump

Ebony and Rosewood

The woods in the watch I got are Ebony and Rosewood. Both sophisticated and rugged, these woods are beautiful, and compliment each other quite nicely.

Jord wood watches - rosewood

Rosewood
Brazilian – (Dalbergia nigra)

Colour & Appearance: Brazilian Rosewood can vary in color from a darker chocolate brown to a lighter purplish or reddish brown, with darker contrasting streaks. The black streaks can sometimes form a unique grain pattern that is sometimes referred to as “spider-webbing” or “landscape,” very similar to Ziricote. Lighter yellowish sapwood is clearly demarcated from the heartwood.

Source: Brazil

Grain/Texture: Brazilian Rosewood has a uniform, medium to coarse texture with medium-sized open pores. The grain tends to be straight, but can occasionally be interlocked, spiraled, or wavy.

Sustainability: This wood species is in CITES Appendix I, and is on the IUCN Red List. It is listed as vulnerable due to a population reduction of over 20% in the past three generations.

Jord wood watches - ebony

Ebony
Ceylon – (Diospyros ebenum)

Colour & Appearance: Found in East Africa, ebony wood has a high saturation of color and a natural glossy sheen. Due to the depth of tone the typically straight grain is not easily made out, though it is fine and uniform in texture. The hardness of ebony can make it challenging to work with so tools are routinely checked and sharpened to reduce pulling and poor edging.

Source: East Africa (Mozambique)

Grain/Texture: Grain is typically straight or sometimes irregular, with a fine, uniform texture. Has a high level of natural luster.

Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is reported by the IUCN as being data deficient.

jord wood watches glass

Glass
Sapphire glass is known in the luxury watch world as the definitive material for transparency and durability. Sapphire is a synthetic crystal (aluminum oxide Al2O3) rather than actual glass. It is colorless and optically clear. Mechanically, it is second only to diamond as the hardest and most scratch resistant materials on earth. It also has a very high modulus of elasticity and tensile strength, making it extremely versatile and resistant to impact/abrasion. JORD stays true to their mission of quality and craftsmanship by incorporating this same glass in many of our premium timepieces.

Hardness: 9 (Mohs Hardness Scale)
Strength: 60,000 psi (Tensile), 130,000 psi (Flexural)
Density: 3.98g cm3 (Average)

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Movements

One of my favourite features of the Jord Dover Series is the movement. All of my past watches were quite inexpensive, as I wanted something that I would not get upset if it broke. They all had something in common. They ticked, with every tick of the second hand. The timepiece in the Dover series is quiet, and the hands sweep. I had to put it right up to my ear to hear it.

jord wood watches movement

Sea-Gull TY2807

Self-Winding Automatic Mechanical

Featured in many of their men’s automatic watches including the Dover Series.

• Display: hours – minutes – seconds
• Jewel Bearing: 21 jewels
• Power Reserve: 36 hours
• Frequency: 21,600 BPH (beats per hour)
• Accuracy: +/- 3 to seconds /day
• Drive System: Self-winding automatic mechanical

jord wood watches by lake

Cheers,
Big Daddy

Disclaimer: I received the Dover Series Ebony and Rosewood watch from Jord to review. All opinions are my own.

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Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, blogger, and social media manager. Craig likes to go camping, travel, go on road trips, watch movies, read with his girls, build stuff, operate the grill, and play bass guitar. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space. Known as Big Daddy Kreativ, his blog specializes in travel, lifestyle, food, automotive, events, parenting, movies, tech, recipes, health, pets, reviews, and giveaways.

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