Hey guys, it's been awhile. I've dropped into somewhat of a work abyss in the last little bit, but don't worry as I will be back with more regular work soon! In the meantime, my good friends at Jord (shoutout Ben) were great and patient enough to wait for me to finally have time for another great collab. Let's get right back into our regular summer program with one of Jord's latest and greatest timepieces.
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At this point after two installments of my favorite wood watches, I almost question whether I need to really review them anymore. You guys already know what's up with these by now; Jord does a full line of wood watches that, in my opinion, are best recognized for their unique character that strikes a particular balance between material simplicity and ornament. I have always tended to gravitate more towards their most minimalist pieces, as I find the material aesthetic does all the talking itself, so the Cassia was a natural pick from their recent lines.
This was a particularly great time to try out the Cassia, as my spare time recently has been much too little and much too far in between. The single-digit hours of free time I've had the past few weeks have definitely necessitated keeping things super simple with my casual outfits, and this works perfectly as a simple-yet-bold statement piece that I can pull off with just about anything I throw on each day. Also, if you're not familiar, wildfire smoke has had Calgary looking like permanent-dusk for about three weeks now, which seems like kind of an ironic full circle moment during which to do a wood watch feature.
I think at this point in my time with these watches, my biggest recent question that's come up is how they age and wear with some more rugged use. When I occasionally resize them, as I did with this one (stupid unpredictable wrists), I've noticed that small missteps with tools definitely leave small marks in the wood. However, the wood character almost presents the argument that its weathering might work best being treated like denim or leather, rather than something you're afraid to breathe on. Thus far, I kind of appreciate minor tool marks and general wear that these watches accumulate, which is certainly unique to most timepieces. Personally, I am all about beauty in imperfection.
Do I dare say that my next step may be to stop babying one of my three Jord watches? I am genuinely curious what kind of aesthetic I could achieve if I wore my watch around a workshop during crunch time and let it bear the character of that place.
I will be finishing my daunting work project shortly, and hoping to update you guys on how this watch ages over the next little while! Check our my Instagram for more pics of the watch in the next week.
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