I’ve always been fascinated by wood, so when I heard that JORD was making watches from wood instead of the usual metal and plastic I couldn’t wait to check them out. JORD (pronounced Yoad) make a range of watch designs in a variety of different woods, I chose the Fieldcrest in Maple, it is a medium sized watch suitable for both men and women.
The Fieldcrest is a very simple design – I choose it as I like simple clean lines, but JORD has a variety of other designs available if you prefer more complex designs. It has a flexible multi-link watch band very similar to the stainless steel ones you find on many watches, but created from wood instead of metal. The watchband has a small logo and “JORD” laser etched beside the clasp, and larger logo engraved on the back of the watch case. It has 3 metal hands, and simple lines instead of numerals, the hands and lines glow in the dark.
The Fieldcrest has a Citizen Miyota movement powering it, and the watch case, band and face are all made of wood. The first thing i noticed on taking it out of the box is how light it is – it is noticeably lighter than a traditional watch of the same size. The wood has been finished with a very smooth surface – so it feels nice to touch and comfortable on your wrist.One thing I really love about wood is how the grain means that each piece is slightly different from the next, and the simple design of the Fieldcrest allows you to appreciate the wood’s natural beauty. The watchband is wood with a metal clasp, you can remove links to adjust it’s size. Removing links in the watchband, and removing the watch back to change batteries, both require small watchmaker screwdrivers. I found the watch very light and comfortable to wear, and love the look of real wood.
I love how light and comfortable it is to wear: the Fieldcrest is an elegant, lightweight, practical and unusual timepiece. The Fieldcrest and a variety of other designs are available from woodwatches.com, RRP for the Fieldcrest is $120.
- Hardened,Scratch-proof glass face: 30mm diameter
- Frame / bezel: 39mm diameter
- Band width: 20mm
- Lug ends: 45mm
- Single action locking clasp (stainless steel)
- Citizen Miyota movement
One lucky winner can get a Fieldcrest Maple Wood Watch by JORD of their own – enter via the Rafflecopter below- Open Worldwide.