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.
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 Māhealani moon rises and illuminates the deep dark blue of the ocean. It's that memory that this design pulls from.
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.
Bought this watch as a birthday gift for my dad, who is a colonial carpenter and has an appreciation and respect for all wood crafting. He also loves watches, so the castaway was a perfect combination of craftsmanship and function for him. He absolutely loves it!
Very nice looking watch I was very amazed buy it not cheaply made keep up the good work your watches are amazing. I am very pleased buy your handsome watch lot of compliments on it.
I just got one for Christmas
From my fiance rose and I love it. It's class I bought one in
Hawaii on the big island at the queens shop the one I bought
Was called surfrider and I've been stoked on these watches ever since. I really dig the koa wood there really beautiful and I get a lot of complements
It’s well made, it looks good and the wood face and copper case makes it unique among my watches. I especially like the moon phases, as I fish and it’s good to know when the next full moon is. And it’s keeping perfect time, which I guess is ultimately the purpose of the watch. Really happy with the watch and I’d recommend it!
My husband’s eyes lit up when he opened the package, and he’s a hard to impress guy!! Every detail is well thought out, from the packaging to the finishes. Brett is easy to work with and I would love to purchase other koa pieces in the future!