For thirty-plus years I have been celebrating Father's Day with my wonderful husband. Over the years I think the kids and I have purchased every imaginable tool or tie to mark the occasion. He's always been gracious and acted pleased. And if truth be told he probably was. He's an easy going husband and father and our lives are better for having him in them.
But this year I wanted to do something a bit different. You see, we're empty nesters and I wanted a unique Father's Day gift that would reflect not only how special he is to me but what a sturdy, dependable father he's been to our kids.
When we received an offer to review a Jord Wooden Watch I knew I had found the perfect gift. I have an absolute weakness for anything handmade and this fit the bill exactly. The idea of a wooden watch encapsulates all that my husband is. Sturdy. Dependable. Unique. Classic. Not to mention that he has spent many years in the lumber business. A perfect fit if you ask me!
After looking through the rather extensive offerings (Jord makes watches for men, women, and unisex.) I decided on the Dover Ebony and Rosewood watch. My husband is a Harley Davidson fanatic and this particular watch style seems to fit that look.
Here's where I should also insert that these pictures can't possibly capture the true beauty of the craftsmanship of this watch. The overall watch is stunning, but the little details make it heirloom quality. The Dover is a wind-up timepiece that you can see the moving parts through the glass on the front of the watch face and also the back. I can easily see this watch being passed down to one of our grandsons.
Of course you realize that I had to give him the watch just a tad bit early so I could take these pictures and tell you about it. The look on his face when he opened the box was absolutely priceless. It was the perfect Father's Day gift for him. Imagine my delight when he said, "It kind of has that Harley Davidson look doesn't it?"
Not exactly sure how I will every top this gift but I do know that I will be thrilled every time I look over and see the watch on his wrist. To me it represents more than a watch that shows time passing, it also reminds me that the time I have spent raising a family with this man has been worth every second. If anyone deserves this beautifully handcrafted watch he certainly does.
Now how about a GIVEAWAY . . . JORD Watches has decided to award one winner, chosen at random by their computer, a $75 e-voucher. Not only that but everyone who enters (excluding the winner) will get a $20.00 e-gift card that can be applied to any watch on their website! The winning e-voucher will expire one month after the ending date. The ending date for this giveaway is 6/19.
So what are you waiting for? The entry is easy, just your first name and email. Go HERE to enter!