Fissure 8 black showing details of face, koa wood, abalone, hollow minute markers and window to movement
back of black fissure 8 koa watch showing window to movement
close up of black Italian leather band w/ red loops for fissure 8 koa wood watch
Fissure 8 Auto Men's Koa and Abalone Watch in Black
Fissure 8 Auto Men's Koa and Abalone Watch in Black
Fissure 8 Auto Men's Koa and Abalone Watch in Black
Fissure 8 Auto Men's Koa and Abalone Watch in Black
Fissure 8 Auto Men's Koa and Abalone Watch in Black
Fissure 8 Auto Men's Koa and Abalone Watch in Black
Fissure 8 Auto Men's Koa and Abalone Watch in Black

Fissure 8 Auto Men's Koa and Abalone Watch in Black

Regular price$460.00

The Fissure 8 Koa Wood watch was inspired by Pele's awesome display of power in the recent eruption on the Big Island.  There's a great polarity between the complete devastation fissure 8 unleashed and the beauty and power of land being created before your eyes.  The first hand experience is not something you can easily wrap your mind around nor soon forget.  It's a visceral experience.  

  • Hawaiian "curly" grained Koa and Abalone Face (hand finished in our shop)
  • 45mm watch, 12.8mm tall, 24mm Italian Leather Band
  • Stainless body, Sapphire Crystal, Miyota Automatic Movement
  • 2 Year Full NO-HASSLE Warranty... no worries, you're covered
  • Limited Edition of 100 watches
  • 10 atm water resistance
  • Free and Fast Shipping...Free and Easy Returns and Exchanges

For those who don't geek out on watches, the automatic movement is powered by your movement and has no battery...just the pure amazingness of springs, gears and tiny mechanical perfection.  


    Inspired by Pele's awesome spectacle, the Fissure 8 Automatic draws the inspiration of its shape from the crater created around the eruption. A raised lip and eased slope into the cauldron (watch face) are inspired from my drawings watching the fissure 8 eruption. The watch face stylistically represents the relationship between the land, ocean and lava flow...the cycle of life and creation in Hawaii.


    When watching the eruption in Hawaii, you get the feeling you're peeking into the interworking of the universe...or at least our corner of it. The sprouting of land from the ocean, the greening of the lava flows over centuries, the drama and force of the eruption, all reinforce the interplay between the elements. The abalone, koa wood and lava colored minute hands symbolically bring together the elements.

    For me, the design is a reminder of how quickly our time passes by comparison...giddy up, get after it, and get to the fun stuff before time runs out.

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    Koa only grows in the Hawaiian islands and we use only the most rare and beautiful "curly" grained Koa. It gives an iradescnese 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.

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    Sizing...The Fissure 8 Auto has a 45mm case. This fits most everyone's wrists without looking too big. It's round shape and easy lines reduce the appearance of bulk further.

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    No Worries!! We wouldn't leave you hanging. We're way too small to have angry customers. If something's not quite right...we'll make it right on our dime...whether you want to replace or return.


    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, Japanese automatic movement.

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    black version fissure 8 koa wood watch automatic on black background

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 3 reviews
    Ernest Culbertson (Sylmar, US)

    The band keeps popping loose. A regular rubber divers band would be nice.

    Clem U (Redondo Beach, US)
    Beautiful Watch

    Perfect watch whether out with friends or for a business meeting- exactly as described on website. Extremely happy with the purchase!!

    L.A. (Houston, US)
    Best Customer Service

    Pono Woodworks has the best customer service I’ve ever experienced. They emailed back and forth with me for weeks just to make sure I got exactly what I wanted. And when I finally received the watch, it was better than I thought. Thanks for all the amazing service!!