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RIST - Resin Infused Stabilization Technology | JORD RIST (Resin Infused Stabilization) is a process pioneered by JORD Watches that replaces air and moisture in wood with resin. Making natural wood timepieces resistant to water and 2x stronger. JORD Logo 844-888-5673 844-888-5673 Credit Card
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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 JORD Logo JORD Logo

Durability infused with soul



Fortification of raw elements with technology and processes that will change the way you view natural timepieces.

Some of the most beautiful woods on earth are simply not ready for the demand of watchmaking. RIST is 72+ hours of laborious handwork and processing before a timepiece ever goes into assembly. The effort turns standout materials into masterful ones.

The transformation from raw to RIST is something you can truly feel. The durability and soul is something you can wear.

The RIST process performed on Black Palm

“Customers purchase JORD because of our commitment to innovative design and quality. RIST is technology that furthers that commitment. We are introducing original materials and processes that have never been seen in the market. Extraordinary strength and finish without compromise.”
———    Salman Shah
Design & Material Innovation

Strength & Properties Study

Toughness Transformation

RIST proprietary resin and infusion process substantially increases the overall durability and finish of natural woods. The world's first wood transformation procedure for natural timepieces

High Density

Resin permeates through the complete wood chord. Porous gaps (black patterns in right image) are now injected with ceramic-like resin; improving smooth finish and structural integrity.

X-ray of raw wood (right) vs. RIST infused wood (left)

Enhanced Structural Strength

Lab tests for compression, tensile, and sheer strength show a marked 2x increase in overall strength; making our infused woods as strong as industrial construction worker helmets. RIST now makes it possible to bring challenging, more exotic woods to our customers.

0.5”x0.5”x1” piece of black palm in compression test

Water Resistance

Timepieces made with natural wood elements are splash-proof but cannot withstand continuous submersion in water for prolonged periods of time. RIST permeates sponge-like pores of natural wood with hardened resin infused under a vacuum. Rigorous testing at 30 atm pressure (305m depth) show 175% less water absorbtion than untreated wood with no changes to dimension or integrity.

- 12” planks tested at 30 atm