Are Wood Watches Stylish? | JORD Watch Dover Series Review

Wood watches aren’t for everyone. They’re trendy and a bit of a novelty item.

If you hate the way they look no one says you have to wear ’em. But if you think they’re pretty cool and are curious how to style one then this post is for you.

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0:45 – Making A Statement
2:04 – Jord Watches Details
4:25 – Styling The Watch
6:01 – Jord Watches Contest

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WHAT I’M WEARING

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Turtleneck Sweater: https://rstyle.me/n/cxxywuccer7 (similar)

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Jord Dover Series Koa & Black Watch: http://www.jordwatches.com/series/dover/koa-and-black/#gentlemanwithin
Brown Turtleneck Sweater: Sold Out

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JORD WATCH DETAILS

My initial impression upon unboxing was that the watch feels solid. I’ve been wearing it for a few weeks now and it’s been pretty durable, not that I’m reckless with my wrist wear or anything. The wood seems like it can take a beating and not get scratched up.

This particular model is made of koa wood, a species native to Hawaii and widely considered to be the most beautiful of the native hardwoods. I personally like the color and that it has a bit of a subtle shine.

The Dover Series is not water proof, however it is splash resistant. Not a big deal since this isn’t the kind of watch I’d want submerged underwater anyway.

I hate the logo on the front. It’s not necessary and takes away from the beauty of the watch face as a whole, especially with the intricate inner-workings on display.

I do, however like that every single wood watch is going to be unique. There’s not going to be one that’s identical to the one you own, because it’s carved wood.

MOVEMENT

• Sea-Gull TY2807 in-house movement
• Power Reserve: 36 hours
• Frequency: 21,600 BPG (beats per hr)
• Accuracy: +/- 3 seconds/day
• Drive System: self-winding auto

FEATURES

• Sapphire crystal glass
• Deployment buckle w/push buttons
• Screw-Down Crown
• Case Width: 41mm
• Case Thickness: 12mm
• Lug Ends: 49mm
• Band Thickness: 24mm
• Band Length: 202mm

STYLING THE DOVER KOA & BLACK WATCH

This particular wood watch has a bit of weight to it, but doesn’t come off as super bulky. With the shade of the koa wood and the darker dial, I thought it would pair well with neutral, earth tone shades.

COLORS

The first color that came to mind was olive. It’s one of my favorite colors to wear because it really flatters my skin tone. When I think of earthy colors, blue also comes to mind. And so, green, blue and brown would make for the perfect colors to style this Dover watch.

THE PIECES

I opted for an olive field jacket layered over top of a blue chambray button down and brown, merino wool turtleneck sweater. This winter, I’ve been rocking turtlenecks a lot, and I thought it could add a lot of style to this semi-rugged look. The chelsea boots in a light brown, suede further smartens the ruggedness of the field jacket. If you didn’t know, I’m all about the smart casual aesthetic.

All in all, the watch isn’t screaming for attention, yet is still making a subtle statement in my opinion.

IN THE END

Overall, I’m impressed with Jord Watches. I never really gave wood watches a chance and thought that they were bulky monstrosities, but this particular watch in my opinion is fairly versatile and can be stylish when paired with the right pieces. If anything a wood watch makes for a great gift.

Now if only they could just lose that logo.

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Comments

Alex D says:

I have nothing against wood watches. I actually think they are bold and unique.

Island Gentry says:

Nice one bro! I did a similar collaboration with Jord, I opted for the Fieldcrest but they have grown a lot! Always gets compliments 😀

Fit Man Style says:

The only wooden piece I’d wear is a watch. Jord is a great choice.

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