The Waterman Koa wood watch has finally surfaced...breath deep or maybe gasp...it's pretty sweet. The original Hawaiian Watermen used koa to make outrigger canoes, surfboards, and sailing canoes...pretty much everything we love about being on the water. The Waterman was inspired by these ideals of a life lived best on and around the water. It's Hawaiian time, redefined.
The design concept was to pay homage to the ancient Hawaiian watermen by incorporating elements a modern waterman could appreciate. The lugs are stylized longboard fins with fcs type screws on the side. Of course we color matched the turnable bezel to the color of the Pacific Ocean at a favorite spot outside of Kona. The chrome against the wood draws comparisons to the brightwork on a yacht. The crowns shape is inspired by the winches on a sailboat and is inset to prevent rubbing on your hand. Finally, our best "curly" grained Koa wood, hand finished in our shop in Honolulu, 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.
The Waterman Koa Wood Watch in Gunmetal
I can't say enough how much I love my new Waterman Koa watch!! I ordered the wrong one at first and emailed the guys at Pono Woodworks and they fixed it immediately before it was shipped and within less than a week I had my watch! Superb customer service and delivery! And I want to touch on the size, 47mm diameter, it's not as big and bulky as you would think, it fits perfectly on my wrist and I do not have thick wrists. This was my concern before buying but I'm glad I bought it anyways! Thank you guys for the beautiful watch!!
This watch is absolutely beautiful. The pictures do not do it justice. I am totally impressed with the craftsmanship that is put into this watch. If you order one you will absolutley LOVE IT!
I was on the tail end of my vacation in Oahu when after looking in many local jewelry stores, I found Pono Woodworks (and Brett) website for the souvenir watch I was searching for 'The Waterman in Chrome". Brett got back to me right away after I researched and inquired to him about the watch (watch his video on Pono's website about Koa wood and the process he uses). The watch was shipped out to my home address right away and it was just as beautiful as the picture shown on the website. The silicone band comes BIG so you'll need to get it adjusted to fit you just right. I just love the watch with all of it's attention to detail and "Honolulu, Hi" and other markings on the back - a great souvenir to last a life time! Thanks Brett!!
This is my second watch by Pono Woodworks. I loved the first one so much that had to have another. I have received so many compliments about the beautiful koa wood in this watch. It feels like it contains the energy of Hawaii itself.