JORD Wood Watches
This is a sponsored post in partnership with by JORD Wood Watches. All words and opinions are my own.
I was contacted by Wood Watches by JORD for a fun collaboration featuring their exquisite collection of wooden watches. I went for the Cora Series: Purpleheart & Mother of Pearl. They have a great variety that you can choose from, such as bold faceplate colors to wooden watch bands in various materials.
I'm a sucker for packaging, after all first impressions are important ! My watch came in a wooden box, a microfiber cleaning cloth for the watchband and a few additional links in case I want to extend my watch. In terms of water resistance, the Cora is splash-proof and should not be submerged in water (3 ATM). Unless you live an active lifestyle, you may want to consider a waterproof brand altogether as wood is vulnerable to humidity and temperature changes. This isn't an inconvenience for me as I rarely wear any accessories or jewelry to the shower or in the water to preserve its quality.
A little bit more about my Cora watch: it includes a sapphire crystal glass (great transparency and heavy duty to prevent cracks), 21 Swarovski crystal markers and screw-down crown. Mine retails to $275, however the entire collection ranges from $129-$395 for both men and women.
Beyond the evident beauty of these watches, sustainability was my biggest concern. Deforestation is a major environmental issue not only because of the loss of biodiversity but also due to the excessive and growing amount of CO2 in our atmosphere.
With the goal of going 100% sustainable, only several of JORD's watches are sustainably sourced: the bamboo, sandalwood, and koa woods. Sandalwood is upcycled from furniture factories. Bamboo is harvested, but it grows so quickly, and in a controlled environment, that it does not affect the environment. Lastly, koa is only taken from fallen or dead trees, as is the law in Hawaii. You may want to keep in mind that JORD's ebony, purpleheart, zebrawood, rosewood and maple wood are harvested.
JORD Watch GIVEAWAY link here, ends 09/11/16 !
One winner will receive a $75 e-voucher toward their favorite timepiece BUT, every entry will automatically receive a $20 e-gift card for any watch (winner excluded) !
Thank you JORD watches for an intricate and amazing timepiece !