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Before talking about anything else, I think it's important to check back on how this piece relates to our previous summer watch review for the Medium Intro. As a contrast to the Medium Intro, I picked this watch as the second piece for our two-part summer comparison for one obvious reason: its boldness. One thing I will keep touching back on is the different approach style of each watch, with the Medium being a minimalist complement piece and this being a full on independent statement-maker.
1. The Aesthetic
There's a reason I chose to photograph this watch almost exclusively by itself without much outfit accompaniment: it doesn't really matter, because you wouldn't notice the outfit anyways. This watch is such an art piece on its own that my best advice is to minimize the rest of the ensemble and let it speak for itself. The visible components paired with wood ensures that this watch would be equally at home as an art piece to display or a wrist piece to wear. On that note, buying this watch might be the easiest way to pretend you're good at product photography (secret Instagram tip: you can shine light right through it).
Jord really earned their badges here in the assembly and seamlessness combining the various materials together for this watch. I opted for the single-wood option, however I was amazed to see that there were watches featuring a combination of woods and wood colours, all of which appeared to be equally well-assembled.
One of my biggest concerns with timepieces and any accessory is it being too over-complex or being bogged down by connection pieces and joints. This watches manages the relatively large palette of materials well, with the only subjectively weak point in my opinion being the fixed wood dial around the crystal. Besides that, the connecting pins are small and the seams are understated, a perfect approach in my mind.
3. Final Comparison
Both these watches strongly resonate with me and the Style Out Here philosophy for different reasons. With the Medium Intro, it's all about minimalist elegance and wearability that can supplement almost any standout outfit and look at home. With the Jord, the watch is the standout piece and can bring the most minimal and simple outfit to the next level. Which is your favourite? Let me know!