The Perfect Men’s Holiday Gift with Jord Watch

Jord's Watch for Men

The Perfect Men’s Holiday Gift with Jord Watch

Quote of the day: “An obstacle is often a stepping stone.” Prescott

If you have ever struggled with what gift to get the men in your life, then you won’t be disappointed with the selection of Jord watches. I figured since we talked about getting jewelry for women earlier this week, it’s only fair to include the men too.

Now I have to confess quite a few things in this post.

First, I was approached by Jord watch last year and turned them down to collaborate with them. Why? Because I thought that the price point was too high for my readers. At least it seemed like it for me personally. But then when I thought about it afterwards, I realized that I had spent that kind of money on a watch for my hubby as a gift one time when I was on a girl’s trip in Santa Fe. On top of that, my mom was having to replace her watch recently, and it wasn’t an inexpensive purchase either.

The cherry on top is that Jord is offering an instant holiday coupon where you will at least get 25% off a purchase, and you could be lucky enough to get 40% off. This kind of savings, is only for blog readers, and these gift coupons are available for a limited time. That means depending on which watch you choose that you can save anywhere from $50-150.

Rob’s Outfit with his Jord Watch: Another confession is that Rob wasn’t too excited about this watch when he chose it online.

Now he loves his watches just like any guy. And he has at least 4 of them that he alternates between. One watch is the one I was talking about from Sante Fe which is very artsy and interesting. Another is one that was his fathers and is very sentimental to him. So I’m not sure if it was his mood the day he looked at these or what, but he was very ho hum about it.

UNTIL it came in the mail.

Planning for the Holidays with Jord's Watch


I am the first to admit that Jord watches does it right with the packaging for their products. If you end up giving this piece as a gift, it’s really impressive the wood box that it’s packaged in. The best thing is that you can then use that box to store the watch in when you’re not wearing it.

This may not be a huge factor for you when you buy something. At least it isn’t for me. I’m one of those people that doesn’t take much stock in the wrapping and coverings of items. Maybe because they will get thrown away? But when I say that Jord watches are packaged incredibly, I mean it. I would normally not take a photo of the box and such, but I thought since Rob was oogling over it, that you should see it too.

Jord watch packaging

I know you’re probably over the packaging, but I have to say 2 things. One, the smell of the wood was amazing when you removed this from the cardboard box. And second, there is this small drawer at the bottom of this wood box that acts as a humidity drawer.

Jord's Watch for Holiday Gift Giving

It’s a wood watch

This is thing that Rob didn’t realize when I had him pick out his watch from the online selection. So he wanted me to make sure that I told you this a couple of times. The band of the Jord watch and the face frame are all wood, and just so gorgeous.

And I almost wish I had recorded my hubby’s reaction when he was first looking at it. You’d think that he’d won the lottery. But the quality is amazing. And maybe you won’t believe me just reading this post or seeing these photos. But if you order one, then you’ll understand what I’m saying.

Wrist Candy Called Jord's Watch

This watch in particular that Rob is wearing is the Dover Series and is an ebony and rosewood combined. There are many other varieties available including bigger, smaller, and different colors. But I sort of twisted his arm to get this one, because I knew it would stand out so nicely.

Jord's Watch Up Close

Goods and Bads

I am nothing if not honest in my life, and I’m always touting that there is a good and bad to everything. So now that I’ve told you everything that Rob loved about this Jord watch, let me tell you the other side too.

Not that I would consider this a bad aspect, but the locking mechanism is different than most other watches. The wonderful thing is the metal is all hidden on the inside, so you only see the wood portion when you are wearing it. But the metal folds in to clasp in two motions, and it took Rob a couple of times to get used to this. I played with it too, and it works beautifully. It’s just a different way to get your watch fastened.

The other aspect that is different from many watches nowadays is the fact that it is a wind up watch. The good thing about this, is you never need to buy a battery for it. However you do need to wind it about once or twice a week.

Men's Fashion Including Jord's Watch

Jord purchase: (here)

Rob was gifted this Jord watch and I was paid to write the post. But everything I’ve confessed and written is absolutely true.

Thanks to you all! So make sure to sign up for your holiday coupon by clicking on the link. You could be lucky enough to get 40% off your Jord watch purchase. And worst case, you’ll save 25%. And you certainly don’t have to use the savings as a gift for someone else. It can absolutely be used for you! 

FYI, Jord watches is rewarding the 3 top influencers with the most sales ending after the Black Friday weekend. I don’t expect to be one of these because I don’t have the high numbers like many younger bloggers. However, if you do decide to go forward with a Jord purchase, I would love it if you used my link for the holiday coupon. I was hoping I could work with the company again, and then maybe I’d give away the watch to one of my readers.

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And if you’re new to the party, you can always see our outfits organized by categories, here! Don’t forget to check out the deals & discounts too, on this page!

  • That is a nice looking watch Jodie, big fan of JORD. Looks great on Rob. I gave my hubby a watch from Jord last Christmas he loved it too.
    hanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • Thanks Jess!!
      They really are impressive watches, aren’t they!!

  • Thanks Ania!!

  • Mary Kalpos

    That is such a beautiful watch. I’m sure your husband must be so happy with it, especially since he picked it out.

    • He does love it tons, Mary!! I was a little jealous at first, but it’s good that he’s been enjoying wearing it!

  • Lovely trousers! So preppy!

    Jessica |

  • Then There Were Two

    This watch looks beautiful! I love things that are natural and there’s something beautiful about wood. My OH loves watches too – must be a guy thing! Thanks for sharing on #FAbFridayPost

  • It really is a nice watch and the packaging is nothing short of awesome, especially when gifting it. I can’t wait for the day Jord watch wants to collaborate with me because I think it would be great to show off to all!!

  • GREAT idea for a present for a special man in your life – and I love seeing Rob on the blog. What a cutie (and so fashionable too). The watch is absolutely gorgeous, and I’m crazy about the box.
    Madelyn Griffith-Haynie –
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”


    • It really is a special piece. It’s funny how I’d seen them before, but didn’t think they were that great! I guess in person, it really makes a difference??!!!
      Thanks Madelyn!

      • Like many things in life, I believe. I think that was a stumbling block for venture capital during the dawn on the “sell online” boom. I wonder how many investors passed initially who are now kicking themselves?
        xx, mgh

  • Jord does make some beautiful watches, and I feel like watches are totally making a comeback. After ages of protest, I got my boyfriend a watch last christmas and now he’s totally committed to it. And it was only a $30 timex, just incase it wasn’t received too well, haha.
    Chic on the Cheap

    • That was a totally smart move, trying out the lesser expensive model on your boyfriend first!! I do think they are totally going to make a come back. I’m kinda jonesing for one lately!!!

  • CathyLynchLawdanski

    That is a beautiful watch, Jody! And it photographs beautifully! Good job!

  • I love JORD watches! Great photos! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • I like Jord Watch. And this model, for men, is really gorgeous. What a wonderful idea for a gift, Jodie!

  • fashionistha

    JOrd is really smart. I won one in a giveway,luckily!!

    • How lucky of you, Nistha!!!
      And don’t you love it??

  • That’s a great watch and a great gift idea!

    Rob’s outfit is great!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  • AryaChic

    This is so cool, love his red pants!

  • Amy K

    Very handsome watch!

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    Wow this watch looks amazoing Jodie. Great gift 🙂

  • Naomi Beth-Anna Hassan

    That is beautiful! What a great gift idea! #FabFridayPost

  • I LOVE my Jord watch. It’s the only one I will wear. The wood looks so nice, and it’s really comfortable to wear on a daily basis. The one your hubby selected looks gorgeous! My husband would love that one too. What a great idea for a gift!

    • It is quite an amazing watch, isn’t it Lindsey??
      I have to admit that I’ve seen them a lot on other bloggers, but they are definitely more impressive in person!

  • You know what? I was just looking at watches like minutes ago for my O.H. Jord watch looks very nice on your husband. Who’s the lucky chappie today! I bet he is so chuffed! 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with us on #FabFriddayPost

    • He was so excited once it got delivered Su!!!! Now I’m not in the dog house, ha ha!!

  • That watch is gorgeous! My husband loves watches and has two that he alternates between and a slew of others that don’t work (but that he still hangs on to!). Thanks for being so honest and telling us the pros and cons. That is so helpful. I may have to add one of these to my husband’s collection!

    Cathy V.

    • I used to hold onto a bunch that didn’t work either….I guess that’s the advantage of windup ones?? Although one person said her Jord watch had batteries, so maybe it depends on the model??
      Thanks Cathy, and have a fabulous weekend!

  • This is an absolutely beautiful watch! I love the wood! (And Rob looks great!) But, I have to confess neither Tim, nor I, ever wear watches. Neither of us even own one! But, if he did, I would definitely consider this one!

    • I know…both of us got out of the habit many years ago of wearing watches. It’s only been within the last couple that Rob has started to wear them again!!
      But I may actually start again too, because there are such pretty ones out there, and they look so nice on wrists—ha ha (great reason, huh??)
      Thanks Ronnie!!

  • Judy Gramith

    What a COMPLETELY COOL WATCH! I’m not particularly into watches and rarely wear one myself. My husband wore a watch pretty consistently before retirement. THIS is an exceptional style and looks well crafted. I love the unusual wood features. Nicely masculine and a terrific gift! I “get” Rob’s excitement!

    • I’m the same way Jude!! I haven’t been wearing one in ages, but I’ve seen such lovely ones lately on Instagram, and they look so fabulous with other arm candy!!! I may be reverting back soon!!!
      And it really is quite the timepiece. It’s interesting how much nicer it looks in person, than in the photos!!
      Thanks so much for the excitement!!!!

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    Thanks for sharing this, Jodie, and doesn’t Rob look so cool in those colors! I love that watch, and you gave me a good idea for my hubby’s Christmas gift (he needs a watch!)!

    • It’s always such a great gift, Terri!!

  • Such a great gift! They make really cool watches, and I feel like the wood is very masculine.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • I think you’re exactly right, Amy. The wood does seem more masculine. Even though I have a couple of wood bracelets, but it’s different.

  • Kyle loves his Jord watch! I think the wood is really sophisticated and stylish, and each style has a distinct personality. I love how Rob mirrored the colors in his watch with a coordinating outfit. The watch is a great conversation piece AND finishing touch to his look.


    • They really are quite impressive especially in person, aren’t they Liz??
      As much as I like the women’s versions of the watches, they really are quite perfect for the men too!!!
      Thanks for noticing his matching outfit—that was actually his idea, but I loved it too!!

  • Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I like the Jord watches. I am dreaming of the Cora in emerald green. One day in a blue moon.

    • They are quite impressive watches aren’t they, Nicole??
      Have a great weekend!!

  • Laura

    My husband has a few JORD watches that he absolutely loves! They are unique, well made, and so lightweight! Love the one your husband picked!

    • They are such a statement piece, aren’t they Laura??
      Thanks and have a fabulous weekend!!

  • Oh my gawd how cute is this photo shoot! Excellent photography on the close ups! The model and his outfit and wrist modeling! I have a smile on my face from this post. Well done madame photographer! I love packaging and think it adds to the whole experience and smell is so important too. Think of those plastic bags you get with the clothes in it and then it smells like formeldahyde — those often get sent back. So good for Jord watches to pay attention to the details. Have a lovely weekend Jodie!

    • Thanks for the lovely words, Julia!!!
      It was actually Rob’s idea to get these photos at the farmer’s market, so kudos to him!!!

  • I agree that it’s the perfect holiday gift for a man. My husband has a wood watch that he loves. Your hubby looks so handsome in these pics!

    • They really are perfect for our guys, aren’t they??
      Thanks Kathrine!

  • I love this Jord watch its so beautiful!
    Have a happy weekend!
    Xx Caroline

  • Rob is the first men in a red trousers that I like😂😂😂😂 normally I have something against men in red trousers, but Rob seems like such a kind and charming man! Gerben is wearing his Jord very often, it are fantastic watches! Glad you gave Rob a chance to have one!

    • I’ll tell Rob you said this, Nancy, because he’s actually been wearing his red jeans quite a bit lately!!
      Thanks and have a wonderful weekend, Nancy!!

  • donnanance

    A handsome watch for your handsome man! The style he chose looks great on him. xoxo

    • Thanks so much Donna!! He’ll love to hear you say this!!!

  • What fun to see Rob featured in this post. And indeed, Jord gave him a beautiful watch. I have one myself as I won it on Suzanne Carillio’s blog (she insists that I won it fair and square). It is a lovely watch and I get many compliments on it. The difficult thing with me was that the Dutch watch makers or watch sellers don’t want to touch a wooden watch. (The strap needed to be tighter for my wrist and sometimes I need new batteries as mine had them.) Why? I don’t know. Do we have bad wooden watches in The Netherlands? They tell me they are afraid things will break and they will be held responsible. Even when I say that I will take the risk, they often refuse. So far I have been able to find somebody. But the watch itself? Beautiful. I will admit that Rob’s is even more beautiful.

    • That’s so interesting that you’ve had a hard time finding someone to work on your wood watch, Greetje!! I wouldn’t expect it to be any different than a normal watch.
      Hopefully we won’t have that problem because Rob is vacillating on whether to have his tightened a link.
      Thanks, and have a fabulous weekend!!

    • I had the same with Gerben s Jord watch Greetje. We had the luck that a older jeweler came to see and he fixed it for us.

  • Oh that is a beautiful watch! I agree, they are such good gift ideas as the JORD watches I have always get compliments! They are a really unique and fun accessory 🙂

    Hope you’re having a lovely week. After a tough week with an unwell toddler, I’m looking forward to the weekend!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Thanks so much Mica! These watches certainly are unique !!
      I hope your little one is feeling better—you deserve some rest yourself!!!

  • Bev @ Walking Well With God

    I don’t know if I could get my husband, the banker, to wear this – even for casual, but it would be right up my son’t alley. I signed up for the gift code….Christmas is right around the corner, isn’t it?!
    Bev xx

    • That’s perfect thinking Bev!!! They have such a fabulous selection for men, that I’m sure you can find something for him!!
      Have a fabulous weekend!!

  • Mireille

    That is a pretty cool watch! Interesting enough my hubby doesn’t wear watches but my dad and brothers do!

    • Thanks Mireille!!
      Rob got out of the habit of wearing them a couple of years ago, but ever since he was gifted his dad’s watch, he decided to start wearing them again. I do think they are a nice accessory for guys! Heck, I may even start wearing them again!!
      Have a wonderful weekend!! Aren’t you due soon???

  • It does indeed look like a beautiful watch…very striking and unique.

    One thing I know about your sponsored posts: you never hold back the negatives (which I love)…so this looks like a winner!

    • Thanks for saying that Em. I’ve always think it’s better to be upfront about the issues I experience, although it’s interesting how everyone’s perspective is different. When Rob first told me about having to wind this watch, I thought he’d hate that. But for some reason, he says he doesn’t mind it at all, and now he doesn’t worry about the battery going out. Of course, we always joke that he makes electrical things go wonky for some reason, so maybe that’s why??
      Have a fun weekend!!!!
      And thanks for always being so supportive!!

  • Karen

    These are really beautiful and unique watches. Just went to the website. The pricing seems reasonable to me given what you are getting. I expected much higher. My question would be, since this is wood, is it uncomfortably stiff when wearing it? I’m thinking when compared to a more flexible band. Does this become annoying?

    • That’s such a great question Karen. So I asked Rob, and he said it’s not uncomfortable at all. It has normal links just like other watches and they move and aren’t stiff at all. He’s actually worn it almost every day since he’s gotten it (because I wanted to make sure there weren’t any issues before I wrote this post), and he loves it!!
      Have a fabulous weekend!!!

  • Looks great! I love the idea of it boing a wind up watch. Gemma x