I’ve worn the same watch every day (on and off, at least), for the last 10 years (a Citizen Eco Drive like this, but with more rounded case). I really like that watch, but was just starting to feel like I needed a little change when Dory surprised me with the opportunity to try a wooden Fieldcress Black watch made by Jord.
The watch arrived packaged in a nice wooden (of course!) box. Everything was wrapped securely in bubble wrap to prevent any damage during shipping. The watch came out of the box in perfect condition.
Right out of the box, I was struck with how much of the wood grain was visible with this watch. The model I ordered (Fieldcress in Black) looks very dark on the website. While it is a dark watch, the wood grain on the case and band really show through and add a ton of visual appeal and interest. The natural character this adds is something that you really can’t fake.
The second thing I noticed when picking this watch up was how lightweight it was. After a decade of wearing a stainless steel watch and band, the difference was amazing. Even though the case and band are thicker than my other watch (noticeably so, though not so thick as to cause issues with shirt sleeves getting caught up), the Jord watch is extremely light and comfortable, and many times I forget I am even wearing it at all.
On the website, the enclosed instructions, and even on the watch case, it specifies that the watch is not waterproof. Jord says “Each JORD watch is designed to be splash proof but is not intended for complete submergence in water.” After seeing the watch in person, that seems pretty accurate. I wouldn’t hesitate to wear it out briefly in light rain, but I do take it off when I’m rinsing off dishes and am even careful when washing my hands with it on.
Jord gives you the choice to pre-size your watch band by entering your wrist measurements (they even have a detailed guide and ruler you can print out). Even after this sizing, my watch band was a bit big for me, but they use standard cotter pins and it was simple to remove a few links to get the right fit.
Overall, I really like this watch and have enjoyed wearing it as a change-of-pace from my trusty old Citizen. They are a great value – the watches have a lot of character and visual appeal for the price. With Father’s Day right around the corner, I think this would be a good gift for someone that likes watches or is looking for something a little different. For the watch aficionados, they even have some automatic models (meaning that it is all mechanical and doesn’t need a battery).
With Mother’s Day last Sunday, they even do have female watches. Dory was actually quite jealous of my handsome new watch, and I have caught her checking out the women’s section every now and then.
*Disclaimer: We received this Jord wooden watch for review purposes. We did not receive additional compensation for this review. All opinions are 100% our own.