Ambassador Koa wood and stainless steel watch by Pono Woodworks
The Ambassador uses high quality stainless steel for the body and band and is water-resistant to 10atm. We incorporated a butterfly clasp closure for a touch of class and a Japanese “Citizen” movement to keep the watch precise. We hand finish all the wood and do the final assembly in our shop in Honolulu, HI. The watch face is 42mm and the band is 22mm. All our watches carry a no hassle one year warranty.
From Pono woodworks:
“Here’s the info on our Koa wood…
The Koa tree is truly the king of the Hawaiian woods and lends itself to create everything that is wonderful about the Hawaiian Islands and its culture. From the ancient Hawaiian outrigger canoes to the spawning of the first ancient surfboards and ukulele, Koa deserves its place at the heart of the Hawaiian culture. Because of its amazing beauty, it adorns the palace walls and is one of the most expensive woods on the planet. Koa literally means warrior in the hawaiian language and has come to symbolize strength, fearlessness, bravery, bold action, and the warrior spirit.
The curly Koa we select for our watches ranges in color from light and dark browns, to reds, golds and a compilation of them all. The curl of the wood creates an undulation of grain when in bright light and moved back and forth. Koa’s characteristic of chatoyancy or reflective nature is truly amazing and rarely found in wood. It is usually a characteristic reserved for jewels.”