JORD wooden watches & win one! [ended]

I’ve not worn a watch since I stopped working full time, which was when Athena arrived. Now I tend to use my phone to check the time when we’re out, which is annoying as then I get sucked in to reading any messages or timelines that have updated. Something I really want to work hard on when the new baby arrives is spending less time ‘online’ during the day when the babies are both awake. I also LOVE watches, especially unusual ones so when JORD got in touch to see if I’d like to try one of their innovative watches made entirely of wood I eagerly accepted!
The ‘Ely’ in Maple
The first thing I noticed when I unboxed the watch was how light it is, when I’m wearing it I hardly notice it’s there which is ideal as I tend to get irritated with heavy jewellery. The wood is a lovely light maple, with a matching face. I love that each watch is truly individual, as the grain patterns are obviously completely unique to the wood they were taken from! The clasp is secure but easy to use and not fiddly at all, so I can whip the watch off with ease at bed time, and the watch is splash proof too, which is helpful so doesn’t need to be taken off when you wash your hands etc (something you do a lot of with a toddler!)
You can just about tell from the photo above but the watch face is slightly shimmery too, which is just the way the natural wood grain has been cut. There is a date display too which is a helpful touch and the dial is easy to read. I’ve been wearing my new watch at work and getting lots of compliments on it too, it’s definitely different enough that people comment on it! There are lots of different styles of wooden watches available, for both men and women including some in darker woods, with coloured faces and sapphire crystals around the dial. I chose a simpler style as I wanted to be able to wear it with anything without clashing, and I definitely have been! I’ve put together a mood board too for future ideas of how I can style the watch when I am finally out of frumpy maternity clothes!
Styling JORD

Long sleeve midi dress / Black fit and flare dress / Miss Selfridge boxy top / Oasis t shirt / Miss Selfridge floral print pencil skirt / flax wooden necklace by anna wiscombe | / personalised wooden infinity bracelet by maria allen boutique |… / Navy Ditsy Floral Belted Midi Shirt Dress

Generously JORD Wooden Watches are providing a gift voucher worth $129 for one lucky reader, and including free shipping too! There are plenty of watches within this price range, or you can put it towards a more expensive watch if you wished.

Ends: 27 feb ’15 Prize: One $129 voucher and free shipping to use on the JORD watches website.

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