Review: Wood watches by JORD, the sustainable timepiece

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I haven’t regularly worn a watch for many years – I’m of the generation that finds it easier to check my iPhone than my wrist when I need to know the time, and when you’re typing on a keyboard most of the day, a watch often gets in the way.

But JORD’s line of wood watches has made me think twice about my “watchless” habits.

Each watch is handcrafted from natural wood, with a stainless steel clasp and scratch-proof glass faces. Some of the higher end models include a carbon fiber face for additional protection.

JORD’s mission is to use stylish wood to bring people back to nature and away from metal and rubber, stating:

“we have become obsessed with using natural materials to offer a unique fashion flare. Our wood watches are one of a kind, premium quality time pieces, hand-crafted with sustainable materials from all over the world.”

JORD wood watch logo

JORD Fieldcrest wood watchWhen I first put on my JORD wood watch, (the “Fieldcrest”) The first thing I noticed is that the wood that makes up the watch is incredibly light, so much so it’s easy to forget you’re wearing something on your wrist. Though it may seem like the wood is just a cover for some metal underneath, when you feel the watch’s lightness you can understand it’s really wood, through and through.

The clasp of the watch is very reliable, making it easy to attach and remove the watch easily, with. All it takes is a simple squeeze to release.

All in all, the JORD wood watch is incredible smooth and comfortable to wear, and a great time piece for anyone who values sustainability and the environment.

In a time when someone’s watch is used to communicate their wealth and status, it’s refreshing to see a product that instead communicated its wearer’s ethics – in this case, sustainability.

  • Ian Andrew

    As the Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Greener Ideal, Ian has been a driving force in environmental journalism and sustainable lifestyle advocacy since 2008. With over a decade of dedicated involvement in environmental matters, Ian has established himself as a respected expert in the field. Under his leadership, Greener Ideal has consistently delivered independent news and insightful content that empowers readers to engage with and understand pressing environmental issues.

    Ian’s expertise extends beyond editorial leadership; his hands-on experience in exploring and implementing sustainable practices equips him with practical knowledge that resonates with both industry professionals and eco-conscious audiences. This blend of direct involvement and editorial oversight has positioned Ian as a credible and authoritative voice in environmental journalism and sustainable living.

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