It’s funny how having a son has made me think more about things a touch retro that I’ve always loved that I want him to know about too. Like how important I’ve decided the art of cursive is. I absolutely love it, and it makes me sad he may never be taught how to do it in school. Or how it pains me that he will never know the era of handwritten letters, an art that seems to have all but disappeared. With all of us so inseparable from our phones, I’ll admit I sometimes have thought this about watches – until now!
It’s been a while since I’ve worn a watch, but when Jord reached out to send me this amazing emerald wood watch, it couldn’t have been more perfectly timed. The last thing I have time to do these days is to pick out additional rings or bracelets. The watch has enough to it to cover off on needing any sort of hand/wrist accessory, which has been a style lifesaver when my son thinks all my accessories are toys! I love the larger face and the way the darker wood on the band ties it together with almost any colors I wear.
Additionally if there’s one thing these days I’m paying attention to, it’s time. I’m always keeping an eye on when I last fed Q, how close we are to bedtime and professionally, how soon I have to dash out the door to catch that ideal train to and from work. Getting my hand easily on my phone these days can be a challenge (as is remembering to recharge it) – so having the time so easily accessible has been super helpful. I thought a wooden watch might make a heavy accessory, but I was wrong. This one feels far lighter than the silver one I have.
Want one of these unique wood watches for yourself? Jord has a contest live now just for readers of Grits in the City, running until 11:59pm on April 9th! One winner will get a $100 code to use towards one of their women’s or men’s watches. Even if you enter and don’t win, you’ll still receive a $25 gift code to order your own watch, so everybody wins. All you have to do is hop over here and complete a simple form.
Best of luck!