Time keeper

Beyond traveling, sharing the great outdoors with my family and all our adventures my favorite thing about camping is time. The sheer abundance of it. How slowly sun rises in the morning if you take the time to watch it, how long it takes for kettle to boil on open fire, how hard I try to make the morning cuppa last. Everything seems to be in slow motion yet every single minute is lived to it’s fullest and managed well. There is no wasting time when you are living in the wilderness yet days seem longer.

On one of these mornings on our last camping trip, as I was sipping coffee I logged in to check my mail and received an invitation from JORD to review a watch. I was torn because the last thing on my mind was to keep track of time just as I settled into a routine where hours and days did not seem to matter. But as curiosity would have it I clicked on the link. It was love at first sight. All watches are made out of wood. Light. Stylish. Timeless. So of course I had to have one.

I looked around the shop but it was impossible to choose so I let them surprise me.


Two days later Ely arrived.


This watch is so Pacific Northwest! Love that it is made of wood, yet so light and comfortable to wear. I would say it is half the weight of my metal watch. The dark wood and black combination matches everything and I love that it has no numbers on. Well except for the date. Which let’s be honest I never know which one it is so double bonus!


After having it for a few weeks I decided that I love how this is the first watch I have ever had that I can completely forget that I am wearing. Because in these everyday moments as I obsess with time, worry about running late for school, violin, dinner, bedtime, work, anything and everything I must keep track of time. Yet looking at my new wood watch and feeling it’s lightness it reminds me that soon the days of camping and the luxury of not thinking about time will return soon.



For your chance to win an ELY of your own leave a comment bellow and tell me which JORD watch tickles your fancy.


Disclaimer: This is NOT a paid review. I was offered a watch in exchange for my honest opinion. And I honestly like it a lot!

Very official rules: Anyone can enter, as long as you are old enough to type a comment. I will close this giveaway on Saturday, 17th of May, 4PM Pacific time. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via email. Good luck.

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  1. joni May 14, 2014 at 01:14 #

    I like the Ely natural green and maple watch.

  2. Alison May 14, 2014 at 04:32 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    Oh wow, that is such a good looking watch!
    The Fieldcrest in natural green is very pretty. Love it.
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  3. Katie May 14, 2014 at 08:13 #

    I really like the Ely black watch!

  4. Margaret Smith May 14, 2014 at 08:19 #

    I like the Fieldcrest in Black

  5. Jayme Reaves May 14, 2014 at 08:45 #

    I love the same one you got – the ELY black!

  6. Rosanne May 14, 2014 at 09:05 #

    I like the Ely in maple and they should have given you a watch for reviewing their product. It’s free advertising.for them. Just saying :)

  7. Jim Connor May 14, 2014 at 09:28 #

    The black 746 SERIES takes the cake, hands down, for the most stunning watch.

  8. Chris May 14, 2014 at 09:32 #

    I like the black Fieldcrest… but really any of their watches would be a treat.

  9. Lee Mckoen May 14, 2014 at 12:47 #

    I Love the ely watch in maple.I love the easy to read faces on the jord collection!

  10. angela cunningham May 14, 2014 at 12:51 #

    the ely in black

  11. Annette Abrahamson May 14, 2014 at 12:56 #

    ELY in Maple…Hey …my bassoon is made from maple…the watch matches!!

  12. Paula Hafner May 14, 2014 at 15:07 #

    My favorite is the Ely in Maple. I love the color of maple wood.

  13. Darcelle C May 14, 2014 at 16:07 #

    746 Black is beyond cool!

  14. Ann Fantom May 14, 2014 at 18:48 #

    I would like to get my husband the Black Fieldcrest JORD watch

  15. Alison James May 15, 2014 at 08:04 #

    The sully is my sons favorite

  16. nickie May 15, 2014 at 08:09 #

    I like the 746 black

  17. RICHARD HICKS May 15, 2014 at 11:11 #

    One of my favorites is 746 SERIES Maple watch.

  18. harold May 15, 2014 at 11:39 #

    I love the Delmar Blue. It’s so nice looking!

  19. Ashley May 15, 2014 at 11:41 #

    I love the Ely Maple!

  20. Daniel M May 15, 2014 at 14:24 #

    i like the ely cherry

  21. Jessica Ruggiero May 15, 2014 at 15:54 #

    This watch would be a great gift for my husband for Fathers Day!

  22. Erica C. May 15, 2014 at 20:06 #

    I like the Fieldcrest.

  23. Stephanie Galbraith May 15, 2014 at 22:31 #

    I love the 746 SERIES Black & Maple watch.

  24. danielle Marie May 15, 2014 at 23:44 #

    the ely in cherry is actually my favorite of all the watches.

  25. Michelle May 16, 2014 at 01:28 #

    I like the Fieldcrest

  26. Evelyn Driver May 16, 2014 at 05:12 #

    I actually have the Sully in green and maple that I adore, but I love love love the 746.

  27. Karen Drake May 16, 2014 at 05:52 #

    I like the Ely watch in the Maple.

  28. Catherine Poppel May 16, 2014 at 07:22 #

    I love the 746 in black! What a stunning watch! Would look awesome on my husband as he is walking our two newfies!

  29. Samantha DelGhingaro May 16, 2014 at 10:09 #

    Ely in maple is my favorite!

  30. Kevin May 16, 2014 at 10:12 #

    The Ely cherry is a total gem!

  31. Karin May 16, 2014 at 10:14 #

    that green Ely made my heart go pitter-pat. :)

  32. Sara Sullivan May 16, 2014 at 10:15 #

    I love the DELMAR green watch. These are really beautiful!

  33. vivien May 16, 2014 at 10:16 #

    That watch that you picked looks great and I think I would like it with a red watch face but really, anything from the collection would be an honor to have. Thanks!

  34. Margot May 16, 2014 at 10:22 #

    I love the Black Fieldcrest! As a PNW native, like you, it reminds me of the Evergreen trees and how great it would look contrasted. The watch would look great in sauntering the woods.

  35. Liz May 16, 2014 at 10:27 #

    I love the Ely in Maple! Wood watches are so unique, definitely something you don’t see every day!

  36. Leah May 16, 2014 at 10:35 #

    The Ely in cherry is my favorite. A wood watch would cause double takes everywhere. I don’t often wear watches because they are too heavy. Being made of wood, this watch would allow me to have time on my side without constantly annoying me. The Ely watch is elegant. It’s circular watch face pairs beautifully with the curves in the grain of the wood. And cherry wood has always been one of my favorites. It is a beautiful wood that smells wonderful when freshly cut. The cherry wood Ely would compliment any skin tone. It is a truly stunning watch. I hope I can get one.

  37. Kelly May 16, 2014 at 10:54 #

    Sully is beautiful.

  38. Samantha May 16, 2014 at 10:57 #

    The Ely in Maple. Love the look and style of the entire collection though. Awesome!

  39. Dayleen May 16, 2014 at 10:59 #

    Beautiful watches , so hard to choose a favorite! Ely Natural green and maple or
    Eli cherry would be my top picks .

  40. Molly May 16, 2014 at 11:00 #

    The ELY is amazing! Also a fan of the more manly Fieldcrest series. This would be Amazing to win this generous Giveaway! I totally want one for me;) but my brother’s birthday is today!, he has such a love for the PNW, and he’s getting married next month… These handsome watches are his style to a T. :) It’d be the perfect touch for the groom to wear on his rustic woodsy wedding day. *fingers & toes crossed* I may have to get us both one regardless . Thank you for introducing me to JORD wooden watches, @northwestmommy:). They’re Awesome! You’re Awesome! Max’s face wearing the ELY is pretty Awesome, too! Happy Friday! [email protected]

  41. Jami May 16, 2014 at 11:07 #

    The Ely in black is beautiful! Thanks for the opportunity!

  42. Sara May 16, 2014 at 11:07 #

    I am beyond obsessed with watches and these Jord watches are stunning! I can decide between the Delmar and the 746 series, they are both beautiful! I hope i win!!!

  43. Melodee May 16, 2014 at 11:11 #

    I can’t decide . . . they’re all so cool and gorgeous!
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  44. Shannon May 16, 2014 at 11:16 #

    Fieldcrest in Black is my favorite. I love the look of the wood. I absolutely love how it reminds me of nature & the outdoors. It is beautiful. Thanks for introduction to such a great product.

  45. Linda May 16, 2014 at 11:20 #

    I saw this first on your Instagram feed. Winning a quality watch made of wood, would be timely as I too have lost track of the date and time most of time. 😉


  46. Jonathan C May 16, 2014 at 11:27 #

    The Delmar Blue and the Cherry&Black 746 look beautiful. The craftmanship looks great. Wonder if they feel as great as they look. Great find!

  47. Kara Coyle May 16, 2014 at 11:36 #

    I love the Ely Maple and Ely Cheery!

  48. Nishant Pratap May 16, 2014 at 11:41 #

    I absolutely love the 746 Series. Esoecially the one in dark wood. I’d probably be the first Mumbaikar to own a Jorg if I won this :)

  49. Nancy Hunter May 16, 2014 at 12:06 #

    OHHHHHHhhhhhh……they are ALL awesome! But since I live in Arizona (use to live in Oak Harbor, WA!!), I would have to pick the ELY Light Maple. I could definitely rock that watch on my 61 yr. old tanned wrist!! LOL!

  50. Emily May 16, 2014 at 12:13 #

    Just live the Ely and fieldcrest. But all make me swoon!

  51. Cindy May 16, 2014 at 12:41 #

    The Sully in Cherry. So very cool!!!!

  52. Marte Kjelsberg May 16, 2014 at 13:46 #

    My fave is the Delmar Blue, sleek!

  53. Katherine May 16, 2014 at 14:14 #

    I love the light color of the Ely in Maple or the Darkness of the Fieldcrest in green

  54. Jaque R May 16, 2014 at 14:59 #

    I really like the maple Ely….love it really! :-) Thank you.

  55. Laurie Emerson May 16, 2014 at 15:05 #

    I absolutely love the Delmar Red. It is such a bold red and really makes the watch stand out!

  56. Tammy Moll May 16, 2014 at 15:21 #

    I love them all! But the Sully in Cherry and Maple caught my eye. I must say that Max looks good with a watch for nap time.

  57. Odile May 16, 2014 at 15:32 #

    The ELY in maple is wonderful. I bet it would probably age very nicely too!

  58. Cynthia Hui May 16, 2014 at 15:53 #

    Wow you are so right. This is such a cool and modern chic product. I really like the fieldcrest maple. It looks like something I could wear everyday and I love the light colour of the wood. It’s really quite unique.

  59. Miz Vickik May 16, 2014 at 16:24 #

    I like the 746 in cherry!

  60. Tammie Venne May 16, 2014 at 17:07 #

    I like the cherry/maple

  61. susan smoaks May 16, 2014 at 17:10 #

    746 black and maple

  62. Karrie Millheim May 16, 2014 at 17:43 #

    I love the Ely black :)

  63. Nicole Thoresen May 16, 2014 at 18:01 #

    I love the Ely in Cherry!

  64. Mama and the City May 16, 2014 at 22:34 #

    Twitter: Mama_AndTheCity
    I have one watch with wood finishing, and yes, they are light.
    I like them all, but I would love to try the red one.
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  65. Melanie Comello May 16, 2014 at 22:40 #

    The one that really tickles my fancy is the black 746 SERIES 😀

  66. Breanne May 16, 2014 at 23:24 #

    I like the Sully

  67. Jackie May 17, 2014 at 05:05 #

    Twitter: notwifezilla
    Hello my friend! I couldn’t help but comment, as these are quite adorable! I personally am a fan of the Ely, but am amazed personally that they are wood. How cool!
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  68. Candie L May 17, 2014 at 07:59 #

    I like the 746 in black. Thank you

  69. Diane Baum May 17, 2014 at 08:07 #

    My fave is the Ely in black.

  70. Jhanelle May 17, 2014 at 10:19 #

    I like the Ely and Sully watches in Cherry.

  71. Jonathan Brigden May 17, 2014 at 10:49 #

    The Sully tickles my fancy, a lot!! In Cherry

  72. Janice Hobbins May 17, 2014 at 12:04 #

    The 746 in Cherry & Black caught my attention. I would love to win that for my husband for Father’s Day. He would love it!

  73. Charlene Kuser May 17, 2014 at 12:55 #

    I love The Ely in maple.It is so unique and rich in color.

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