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Wood Watch Finish & Processing | JORD In-depth look at the quality & finishing processes involved in making the world's finest wooden watches. Learn How Jord turns raw materials into refined design. 844-888-5673 844-888-5673 Credit Card
1017 Olive St - 9th Floor St. Louis MO 63101
United States
Wood Watches by JORD JORD is run by artists, designers, marketers, and minders. We spend our days creating, considering, arguing, and hopefully agreeing. Then we'll scrap it all for the joy of starting new. We have fun. This is our journey. We are focused on creating timepieces made from all-natural wood that are modeled after a modern lifestyle. We value sustainability, efficiency, and experiential living. We make our watches for people who don't just have somewhere to be, they have somewhere to go. The value of a watch is not in being able to tell how much time has passed, but in being aware of the need to make that time count. Moments are bigger than minutes and your watch should tell more than time. Start the conversation

Wood Processing

The quality is in the finish

INTRODUCTION

A PROCESS WORTH WEARING



“Quality is not an act, it is a habit”
———    Aristotle


Build into each Jord timepiece is the quality and finish that has sustained our brand. The effort applied to each detail does not go unnoticed by our clients. Quality and finish weighs heavily on the selection of wood. Jord’s reputation for quality & reliability persists as we continue to pioneer materials and processes for natural timepiece crafting. Our material selections and processing are just a few of the many factors that make Jord the innovative brand it continues to be.




Drying

Not all wood processing is ideal for timepiece woodworking. Wood must be free of moisture (generally 6% to 8%) and should be naturally dried. Most wood processors use a kiln (large industrial oven) to rapidly remove moisture from natural wood. However, rapid removal of moisture will lead to micro-fractures and warping. Jord only uses naturally dried woods to ensure durability and finish.


Selection

We work with suppliers across 5 continents and 14 countries to source the very best woods in the world. An exceptional amount of time is spent selecting the right chords which are free of knots and posess the consistent grain patterns needed for small watch component manufacturing. Hardness testing and consistency are critical for durability and providing a foundation for a quality timepiece.


Preparation

From rough-cut watch blanks to the finished product, each Jord piece endures hours of laborious machining & handwork before being set into a timepiece. A series of ultra-fine sandpapers & buffing wheels are used to reduce pore visibility and ensure a smooth finish.


Finish

A finish like no other…and it shows. After thorough prep, each piece is then soaked and sealed with tung oil. Unlike other wood finishing oils, tung oil hardens. It soaks into the wood and seals pores more thoroughly than traditional oils. A final polishing after the tung oil dries ensures a premium finish that is highly distinguishable from what you will find anywhere else.