I haven't worn a watch in five years, not since The Boy was born and I was too afraid that I'd accidentally catch him with the winder or a link. I do miss the weight of a metal watch on my wrist, but I'm still too worried that I'll hurt him and so stay away from wearing a watch at all. Unfortunately I'm also becoming more and more late for too many things, and need to start wearing a suitable watch before I land myself in trouble.
I was recently given the opportunity to choose a wooden watch made by Jord in order to review, and selected the light maple watch from the Ely range. The Ely is available in four different colours; Natural Green and Maple, Black, Cherry, and Maple. I chose the lightest shade to be unobtrusive against my fair skin, and to suit the Summer shades.
The Ely series is a small-faced design, elegant and lightweight to wear. The hours are marked but not with numbers, which adds to the simplicity of the design, although there is a date window which displays the date in silver on a white background. The face is hardened with a scratch-proof glass, the band is 21mm wide with the frame being 34mm wide, and there is a stainless-steel locking clasp. I think there may be a faulty catch on mine because I have to press the catch closed firmly in order to stop it opening by itself.