Awhile ago, someone from JORD watches contacted me and was wondering it I would like to try out one of their wood watches. Now, I'm not really a big watch wearer, but my brother-in-law is, so I said yes with the plan of giving him the watch to try it out.
The watch I was sent was the Ely Series in Black (Retails for $129) Here is the specific info that JORD has provided:
The Ely series is our elegant, small-face design. This is that kind of watch that makes you grin for no apparent reason. Light, sexy, and compact design makes this a popular, everyday watch. There are no numbers on this watch other than the date (but we'll assume you already know how to tell time).
- Hardened, Scratch-proof glass face: 26mm diameter
- Frame / bezel: 34mm diameter
- Band width: 21.5mm
- Lug ends: 40mm
- Single action locking clasp (stainless steel)
- Premium Citizen Miyota movement with date window
Each JORD watch is designed to be splash proof but is not intended for complete submergence in water. Also note that due to the nature of the wood chosen for each unique timepiece, colors and grain pattern may vary from photos.
I personally think that this has more of a masculine look to it, and would definitely be more suited for men than women. Then again, like I said--I'm not that into watches, so maybe there are some women out there that would enjoy wearing this!
When I gave this to my brother-in-law, he was really excited at first, but became quickly disappointed when we realized that the watch was too small for his wrist. Yes, my brother-in-law has slightly larger wrists than your average guy, but I don't think that they are that big. We played around with the watch for awhile to see if there was a way to make it bigger, but it doesn't seem like that is possible.
When looking through JORD's website, I did notice that their other designs do get bigger or come in larger sizes, so it just appears that the one I selected was on the smaller scale.
Would I recommend the watch? Yes, but just look into sizing first!
Thanks for reading!!!