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.
Stainless Steel, PVD Coated (Gunmetal Version)
Time, Moon-phase (29.5 day cycle), Uni-rotational time bezel
SR621SW or 364
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 my favorite spot outside of Kona. Drawing from the same spot, the Gunmetal color is matched to the old lava fields that meander to meet the ocean while the rounded shape draws from the lava rock beach stones. 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.
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.
Here's a few more pics from every conceivable missing angle to wet your appetite.
Purchased this watch as a gift for my son and he loved it especially the koa wood in the band.
While officiating my God Daughter’s wedding on Kauai, they gifted me a Pono Waterman. It is a beautiful watch, fits perfectly, and I really like the bank color. I have other watches with a butterfly clasp, but was unable to successfully put together. I clicked the email link on their website (a Sunday morning), and received a response with video link same day. Impressive! A wonderful gift introduced me to a terrific experience with the company!
First, the most important thing is the look and feel..looks and feels great. The koa wood, fabulous, and the watch is super comfortable..makes me homesick..Jord, Holzkern, and Original Grain, to me are the gold standard of wood designed watches, and am happy to say, Pono, can now be added to that list. Timely delivery and outstanding customer service, to boot! mahalo to you and your team..I hope you all the best in Hawaii's difficult small business environment! Pono Woodworks is a big step in the right direction..
The experience was fast, easy and quite humorous. Great company; great watch. Mahalo.
My husband loves the watch! The Koa wood is a beautiful touch.