Spring time with JORD | GIVEAWAY

This spring, JORD watch company collaborated with me for a giveaway. They gave me a really cool watch to review and a chance for my readers to win $100 gift code to be used on their site. PLUS they're giving away consolation code worth $25 for everyone who will join the contest! Lucky us, right? This is a sponsored content, however, all opinions and comments are mine and guaranteed to be 100% genuine.

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First of all, I don't accept sponsored posts from brands that I don't personally like or believe in. When Stacy from JORD watches found my profile on Instagram, (YES, Instagram is a great platform for brands to connect with you!) I immediately filled out the media kit they gave me and excitedly waited for my watch to arrive.

What caught my attention is their choice of material. Their watches are made of wood! How amazing is that?

Nature meets function

One thing I realized when traveling especially during spring time is nature's effortless magic to make you feel at home and at ease no matter how stressful you think you may be. Have you ever felt that way? Like when you go to the beach or a park, or go on a trail to hike and climb mountains, you feel like your stress level just drops to the ground even with those added activities? You are not just "wanting an escape." It is your body telling you that being one with nature is actually good for you.

Did you know that exposure to plants, trees, and other living things has real and measurable health and wellbeing benefits? It helps lower heart rate and stress responses and encourages greater interaction between people. (source)


I admire the concept of having a wood watch because you can be reminded all the TIME that nature is within reach. *pun intended*

Let me share you a research I found when I was reading a health-related magazine. As a travel nurse, I need to be updated with news and researches because the interventional approach in my field is always advancing. Numerous studies by Rachel and Stephen Kaplan showed that access to nature, even only visually, improves concentration. Roger Ulrich’s subsequent studies using physiological measures showed a reduction in stress and increase in positive feelings in subjects shown images of nature versus images of cities. This supports work in environmental psychology that argues that nature allows for a soft fascination that can restore attentional benefits and concentration.

The thing about us is that our human connection with other living systems innately binds us through our familiarity with similar life cycles and natural rhythms, and mediates our sense of understanding in times of stress. Oftentimes  positive distractions and elements of surprise and wonder, which nature so vividly provides, offer a respite from the anxieties that are apparent in our everyday lives. And what happens when our stress is low? Our productivity peaks.

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Nature meets design

The fact that wood is already a timeless piece makes the whole thing look like a work of art. Each tree is different. Every line and growth rings pattern is unique. It takes a long time for a tree to build its naturally beautiful form, and whenever it does, somehow it still changes. It's not only aesthetically pleasing, it also represents the changing time. Isn't it a wonderful metaphor to have on your wrist?

When they laid out my options for the kind of wood I wanted, I took the time to read each material. I wanted to know where it came from, whether it's responsibly sourced or not, things like that. I LOVE to READ stuff and it's an abomination not to absorb everything before I choose. I was satisfied with everything so I picked the one that highly speaks to me.

I got this Zebrawood and Champagne watch, Frankie 35 series because the color just stands out and the size was perfect for my small wrist. Maybe some of you would love the big ones, they have those, too. Another thing that I like is that when you go to their website, you can read about the wood that they use for each watch. They have tons of variety and you'll just fall in love with every single one of them.


Native to West Africa, Zebrawood offers a striking grain contrast and exceptional finish. Although the growth rings are very pronounced, the wood occurs naturally with both large grain and fine grain patterns. Zebrawood is considered a luxury hardwood and is most commonly used in veneer application. JORD uses only whole wood stock to create our Zebrawood watches. -JORD website


They even have a fact widget on the bottom part that tells you about the height of the tree, its shrinkage percentage, dried weight, and all those numerical infos. I am amazed how they put too much effort in the details, which is a good sign for a brand that wants to make a mark.

Speaking of details, let me show you close-up photos of my watch. I LOVE the TEXTURE, you guys. It's just classic.

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jord watch

jord watch

The rough look and streaks appear sophisticated, right? This one is priced at $179 which looks fair to me. It may appear heavy but it's not. It's lightweight and you can barely feel that you're wearing it. The packaging is gorgeous and functionality wise, it is well thought of. If you decided to buy one, you need to consider that the biggest enemy of wood is sudden changes in temperature and humidity. This means if you leave your watch in a car on a hot sunny day, the high temperature has the ability to swell the wood and cause it to crack. Same with leaving it in the car on a particularly cold day or night, the cold will shrink the wood, putting pressure against the glass and pins and could cause breakage at those points. However, the set comes with a 2-way humidity control pack that offers up to 1 month of effect. Plus a custom-formulated cleaning oil specifically created for wood watches.

This may come as a downside to you but for me, it actually teaches you to take care of things. That, in order for you to maintain the quality of what you have, you need to invest time in them. This doesn't only apply to watches but to people as well.

jord watch

jord watch

Jord watches also feature stainless steel clasps that are easy to manipulate. Just press on the side, and viola, ready to wear. If I'm going to make a suggestion or upgrade to them, it's the ability to resize it without bringing it to a professional. Or an option to change the watch bands. I think people love it more when they can customize things and make them their own. BUT did I tell you JORD watches now offer engraving? YAAASSSS. PEOPLE. YAAAAASSSS.

This makes it perfect for gift giving! *Father's Day coming* Mother's Day coming*

You can put a message on the back and write something important to you. It can be a message, a name, your favorite quotation, or even a logo if you intend to give it to your team members or colleagues.

This review won't be complete if I didn't try it for a whole day OUTDOORS. I actually enjoyed wearing it under the sun because it complements very well with keeping the spring vibe alive and blooming. Oh, how I love the McAllen weather!


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jord watch

jord watch

jord watch

jord watch

Overall, I love the timeless appeal of this watch and it truly makes an amazing addition to your spring accessories. 


JORD watches created a custom contest page for this. You can access it here: https://www.jordwatches.com/g/ohmygelli

✔️ All you have to do is fill out your name and email on the page to enter.

✔️You'll then choose among their selections. To browse women's watches, click here. For men's watches, click here.

✔️Every person who joins the contest will be entered to win a $100 gift code to use on the JORD site!

✔️One lucky person will win, BUT

✔️ Everyone will receive a consolation code worth $25 once the contest ends.

Good luck everyone!

Posted on: March 29, 2017, by : Gelli
  • I love this watch! So chic!

    • Thank you! Join the giveaway for a chance to get yours ❤

  • Yeye Fallaria

    Dark Sandalwood and Smoke😘

    • Thank you for joining Yhe. Hope you win! 🙂

  • J Ann Valdez

    Joined! 🙂

    • That’s a cool one to have. Good luck!

  • chard fernandez

    I would like to have Jord watch REECE series
    Walnut & Navy!

    • Great choice! Thank you for joining the giveaway 🙂

  • Innana Canon-Chimoun

    This one is so cute! I just entered!

    • Thank you for joining! All the best, Innana!

  • Kelly Chin

    I love the wood watch, its so vintage. All the best to the participants

  • Jane Chua

    The watch looks classic. I really love the design.

    • Their design is intricate and unique. I love the growth rings so much! They truly add character.

  • Emily Lowe

    Wood watches are the trend these days. I haven’t got my wood watch yet so I do hope I win the voucher! 🙂

    • You’re right. It’s because it’s really easy to match with anything. Thank you for joining. All the best!

  • Joy Jone

    I like your sincere review of Jord watch. And also appreciate the option to engraved the watch with special words or quotes

    • Thank you, Joy! I appreciate your kind words.

  • This is such a beautiful watch! It matches perfectly with your accessories.

  • Danielle

    I love this watch. It’s been one of my favorite styles for a while and I actually bought one as a gift for a friend.

  • runaway widow

    I’ve never seen this watch before but I must admit it really is beautiful. I love the back to nature look.

  • Miera Nadhirah Rashidi

    how nice this watch is.. … i do want to try my luck…

  • Geng Qian

    nice design! think i’m going to have one too!!

  • So jealous. I would love to have a watch like that!

  • fadzirazak

    Is this contest also applicable for malaysian?

    • Yes! This is open internationally.

  • very nice giveaway. love the antique design watch a lot

  • Aliza Sara

    Oh gosh! The pieces are indeed stunning. Makes me want one for my own.

  • Li Ya Na

    I dont care what people will say….but I am completely loving the wood texture! I just received a wooden-beaded bracelet..wonder if this is a sign for me to get a watch made of wood too or not…hmmm..

  • EverestSays

    Such a lovely wooden watch!! It sure looks calming to look at and helps to calm you down when you look at it.

  • SiennyLoves Drawing

    I love the wooden watch design, wish I can own one soon, will check it out 🙂 cheers, SiennyLovesDrawing

  • Kelly Chin

    This watch is so cool and vintage, all the best to the participants.

  • Definitely joining this awesome giveaway! Hope to win!

  • Generation Try Girl CQuillian

    God these watches are beautiful. I love the wooden band and the golden accents. I just wish I wore watches more! Or ever! Sadly I’ve limited my wrist wear to old hair ties, which makes me look rather juvenile. Maybe I should shake things up actually try to dress and accessorize as my actual age! Because your awesome shot of your wrist with the watch and your bracelets makes me want to. You know how to DO it!

  • Shivani Balraj

    Such a beautiful timepiece dear – seems very vintage too. All the best to those participating 🙂

  • Tengkubutang Miaw

    this wacth look vintage .. may be the one of my collection if i have one..

  • Claire Chin

    Like the watch so much and would really like to have one for myself!


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