I have been without a personal timepiece since my last watch broke just after my green epiphany. It didn’t feel right buying a replacement made from plastic or metal, so I didn’t. I did look for a more sustainable alternative, but at the time, there were none that I could find.
Now imagine my surprise many years later when I was approached by Jord out of the USA, who make wooden watches from sustainable sources. They asked me if I would be interested in reviewing a wooden watch.
Now and again I get approached by companies to review a product so that they can gain exposure to their target audience. If it is a sustainable or a green product that replaces a less sustainable product, I check for greenwashing first and if it is up to spec, then and only then am I happy to review it. The company usually supplies a sample which I provide an honest review. In this instance, I took up Jord’s offer.
Wooden Watch [Ely - Natural Green & Maple]
Photos by Kim Webber
I was given a few choices from their catalogue so I decided upon the Ely – Natural Green & Maple model. I was so impressed with the design and craftsmanship of this watch. It ticks all the boxes as far as I am concerned (no pun intended), and is eye-catching. Truly a work of art.
The added bonus is that it is made from wood sourced sustainably.
Kim mentioned something worth repeating here. She said that it so difficult to buy a green gift that is not under the category of gardening /solar tech /compost / gumboots. She thinks that it is great that a nice watch can be a beautiful green personal gift as well. I agree.
So, it arrived in the post today, which took about 10 days from the US. Not bad delivery times.
The box was post consumer cardboard, which was a nice touch. The watch itself is of sturdy construction, and the band can be adjusted easily by removing a link via screws if it is too large.
Fashion is not my strong point, and I usually wear things until they drop off me. That also goes for watches as well. Thankfully Kim does know a bit about fashion, and likes this very much. I do too. The natural grains look amazing.
Now you probably think this could cost a fortune, but here in lays the best surprise of all. This model retails for only US$129 (about A$138.50 or €95 or £77). Nice!
Here is the best bit. Jord have kindly offered to provide another watch of the same model for a giveaway to one of my lucky readers.
So on with the giveaway dear readers. I am sure there are a few of you out there that would like to win this lovely wooden watch.
To win the watch pictured here, please enter below by logging in using the rafflecopter widget to be registered for the draw. I have been caught out with give aways on the blog before, when people leave a comment, but don’t collect their prize. This widget takes the guess work out of who has entered.
Then leave a comment telling me why we need more sustainable products like this one. Easy as pie.
The entry will be chosen using a random number generator. I will then send the winner a coupon code that they can redeem it at the Jord website.
The giveaway will run for a week and will be drawn at 7pm Monday 9th June (Australian Eastern Standard time).
If I can also ask a favour that you share this giveaway with as many people as you like via the share buttons below, that would be fantastic. If they leave a comment and use the giveaway widget, then they are in the draw as well.
You have to be in it to win it!