They say motherhood is a marathon, not a sprint. After 18 years of sleepless nights, laughter and awesome joy, I’m starting to hope that motherhood is a timeless journey, because I don’t want to let my little boy go. Ryan will graduate from high school this May, and will start on a new journey. Graduating high school is one heck of a milestone to check off. And a milestone THAT big needs a respectable marker.
This post is sponsored by JORD, a St. Louis company that crafts luxury wooden watches. When they asked if I’d like to review one of their men’s watches I thought the timing couldn’t be more perfect! Families everywhere are looking hopefully to spring, and the end of their children’s journey through high school and college. There is no better gift to mark graduation than a classic watch.
And JORD watches are just that: classic and unique timepieces.
Ryan has grown up as a digital kid and I’ve kept him in a series of cheap plastic digital watches. You know, kid’s watches. Something that could be lost at camp, thrown in the laundry or broken while doing silly boy stunts. But he’s not a little kid anymore (heck, he hasn’t been a little kid for a while now) and he’s deserving of an adult timepiece. Something he can wear with a suit to an interview, or on a fancy date. Something that says, hey, I’m an adult now.
A unique watch from JORD is more than a fancy reward for making it to adulthood. They’re handmade from exotic wood with precision analog movements and built to last. They’re durable and splash proof, and this Conway has stainless steel links and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass. Ryan will have his JORD watch for years to come.
I let Ryan pick out his watch, and he selected the Conway in Zebrawood & Dark Sandalwood. It’s a very cool looking chronograph–it has stop watch functions–though quite honestly, all the watches at JORD are pretty awesome looking and would make great gifts.
Speaking of gifts, you can also have your watch customized with engraving on either the back of the watch or the keepsake box. You can check out the JORD men’s watches here and for the ladies, head to the JORD women’s watch shop here. They have some nice looking slim models for a lady’s wrist in all kinds of colors!