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.
Now that I have had the opportunity to wear this watch. The people who have taken notice have all said the same thing "That is a very nice watch, where did you purchase it?" I have no complaints about the construction of the watch it is very solid and well worth the money.
First I must say I collect watches. My wife would say I have a problem. This is my second watch from pono, first one I bought on the big island. When I saw this one was available I couldn't wait to November to return to pick it up. Bottom line is for the money there is nothing like it, I love having things that are one of a kind. Watch works great looks amazing and worth the investment. Won't be the last one I buy. And the guys even took the time to set it to my time zone before shipping it. Thanks so much!
This is the second Pono watch I have ordered for my husband. He absolutely loves both of his watches. The first watch I purchased was the Surfrider which is super comfortable, unique, and perfect for everyday use. For his second watch I was looking for something a little fancier and classic. The Kahuna is perfect. It is a beautiful watch with amazing craftsmanship and is also comfortable as well. My husband's only problem is deciding which watch to put on each day. Mahalo for making beautiful timepieces and for your professionalism and excellent attention to detail.
I purchased one of the limited edition Kahuna watches. The quality and design is nothing short of amazing. Brett is wonderful to work with, and takes a personal interest in your satisfaction. Truly an island experience, so far from the mainland service you have to come to expect. I am ordering a new iPhone case this week, and already know it will get 5 stars in my next review.
First, thanks for keeping your prices affordable. Sorry if you raise your prices to other customers after saying this, but this time piece could easily sell for over $1000! The craftsmanship is flawless and the leather and koa wood make it a classic head turner. Thanks for expediting to me free of charge as well. I am now purchasing a ring and koa phone case to match. Thank you!