Untie the sailboat, cast away the lines and leave the troubles of land life behind. The Castaway Koa wood watch was destined to chase new horizons... preferably ones with warm sea breezes and swaying palm trees. The Castaway was inspired by my free-wheeling sailboat living days while drawing the line back to the original Hawaiian wayfinder's and their koa sailing canoes. It's Hawaiian time, redefined.
Stainless Steel, PVD Coated (Copper Version)
Time, Moon-phase (29.5 day cycle), Uni-rotational time bezel
SR621SW or 364
The design inspiration for The Castaway came from my time living on boats in the Ala Wai harbor. The shape of the watch case represents the bow waves formed from a boat or canoe underway. In the harbor, there's a small window of time when the night overtakes the sunset and a glimmer of copper color melts into the water. As the light fades, the winds usually calm and you'd hear the gentle sound of the water on the hull of the boat. The temperature is so perfect, you can't tell where your skin ends. The Māhealanimoon rises and illuminates the deep dark blue of the ocean. It's that memory that this design pulls from.
Koa only grows in the Hawaiian islands and we use only the most rare and beautiful "curly" grained Koa. It gives an iridescence and movement to the wood. We hand finish all the wood in our small shop in Honolulu which ensures the face becomes the crowning jewel
We design our wood watches and hand finish the Koa wood in our small shop in Honolulu. We've focused on small batch production so we can guarantee the best quality while providing a wood watch that is truly unique and rare. We use only the most amazing "curly" grained Koa from the Big Island...the most rare, beautiful, and expensive. We encase our Koa in an equally worthy case using a stainless body, sapphire crystal scratch proof glass, Japanese movement and butterfly clasp.
Here's a few more pics from every conceivable missing angle to wet your appetite.
The Castaway Koa Wood Watch in Chrome
My husband loved the watch design but the clasp on the band digs into his arm so I need to return it.
I saw this watch on my trip to Hawaii, regretted not purchasing it there. But ended up finding this beautiful from one online with the inlays on the band. Beautiful.
The watch is as beautiful as it is unique. I have to confess the butterfly clasp threw me for a loop but we live in the age of YouTube and a short video showed me the way. The silicon watchband is very comfortable but the watch dial is spectacular.
Looks Better In Person!