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.
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. 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.
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.
I gave my husband the Waterman watch in gunmetal as a gift, and he absolutely loves it. He marveled at the attention that was paid to all the details, and has received many compliments since wearing it. There was some confusion with shipping (my tracking number all of a sudden said that shipping had been cancelled) but Brett followed up quickly and verified it was on the way. All around great service and product; I would definitely buy from Pono Woodworks again.
I have still not received the watch and am disappointed because it is an anniversary gift :(
The watchband is a little confusing at first, but once you figure it out it is solid and high quality.
Long-awaited precious memories arrived
I will use it carefully for a long time.
Aloha spirit forever!