Untie the boat, 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.
Love the watch. Had a little difficulty with getting the order correct as the band was not the one I wanted. No Problem. They sent me the correct band free of charge and it was hassle free. I also ordered KOA phone case which looks great. I will buy something from them again. They took care of the problem very promptly.
Once you figure out how to use the buckle, it is easy. But figuring it out took a little while.
The watch itself is gorgeous, my husband loves the look of it - best gift!
I got this for my husband for Christmas. He LOVES it. So do I. The moon phase function is really cool. Note to buyers (and sure, maybe it's just me): I ordered the navy band thinking that it'd look like the blue band you see on the site, since the other description reads "blue/gray". The navy looks more like a medium gray. Still very nice, but not what I was expecting. I've emailed the company since there wasn't enough time to exchange it before Christmas. I would still buy from Pono again.
He loves it. It’s a beautiful watch on so many levels: the design, craftsmanship, quality. I love the moon phases window in particular and am thrilled that I found the perfect Koa watch for him made locally. Plus, the emails are awesome. I have already recommended Pono Woodworks to friends.