Stag here. I’ve been helping Wolf with the blog for almost a year now; despite frequent promises, it’s taken me that long to get around to actually writing something. Whilst the website will always speak a little on my behalf, I hope at least some of you will enjoy the occasional article when I step out from behind the curtain.
Thanks to JORD watches for collaborating on this post. Scroll to the bottom for all the details about our JORD watch giveaway.
After 16 years, my venerable old quartz wristwatch is almost dead. Sure, the mechanism still works but the embarrassing array of scratches, dents, and bumps is finally becoming too much. As a man, my watch is meant to be the one chance to show off some style; in my case it shows the frugal-Yorkshireman approach to spending I inherited from my Dad. This £100 Seiko was exciting for a 16-year old; for a 32-year old it’s not exactly giving the right impression, is it?
I like to think that my style is classic. Wolf would probably object to me using the word ‘classic’ — also probably the word ‘style’ — but she’s not writing this post so I get the last word for once. Regardless, my dressing tends to run from a simple (but hopefully elegant) suit to (more often) plain t-shirt and jeans. I don’t have the time or budget to keep up with the vagaries of fashion, so when I make a purchase it needs to last a while and fit in with almost anything. A watch takes that and turns it up to 11 – it needs to complement everything, AND last for years.
That said, I’m aware of the impact that something a little different can make, and I’m starting to experiment with items out of my comfort zone. My last watch was a simple affair in blue and chrome, minimalist in decoration. My tastes have changed since I was 16, and my confidence has too; I’m happier wearing something that says a little more about me. Wolf’s tastes have also rubbed off; I’m somewhat keener on exposed copper and brass than I was a few years ago!
I’m lucky enough to have had a chance to try the Conway from JORD watches. With a body of wood, all JORD watches are distinctive, and the Conway ups the game with a chronograph face. Whilst I have a love for modern technology, I appreciate the solid feel and classic texture that comes from wood. The dark walnut in my model is paired with a stylish dark face accented in some of that on-trend copper we all love. It looks timeless and distinctive at once, and pairs equally well with formal business wear as with plaid shirt and jeans.
As someone who deliberates purchases endlessly in a matrix of comparative options, I’m surprised to have been wearing the Conway for over a week now with no regrets. My old watch is still on my bedside table – the emotional attachment is too strong to throw it out quite yet – but I haven’t reached for it once. The Conway is my watch now, and it’s a great one.
Stag is wearing the Walnut and Jet-Black Conway watch from JORD watches
Want to win your own JORD Conway watch?
We’ve teamed up with JORD watches to give one lucky Wolf & Stag reader a free Conway watch! To enter, just click here. It couldn’t be any simpler!* Anyone who doesn’t win will get a $25 voucher for any JORD watch (you can check out some of their great Men’s watches and Women’s watches). The contest is only open for two weeks, so make sure you enter soon.
Even better, if you really love the Conway (or know someone who would), JORD are also kindly offering 15% off any Conway watch to all of our readers — simply enter the code j17wolfandstagblog15conway at checkout.**
*Contest ends 28th May 2017 at 11.59pm.
**Gift Code expires 31st July 2017.