Unique Solid Hawaiian Koa Wood watch with rare moon phase movement
made in British Columbia for Martin and MacArthur of Hawaii (purchased on Kauai)
beautiful solid koa wood case and band - light weight but substantial looking watch
moon phase movement - 3 small dials show moon phase, day, and date
adjustable band (extra links included) with stainless steel clasp
includes wood display box
$350 (was over $900 new)
from the Martin and MacArthur website:
"Our craftsmen hand-select Koa from the Big Island to use in our Koa watches. The Koa must be particularly dense to withstand intricate carving into individual links. We have over 30 styles of solid Koa watches for men and women, made with our private stock of Koa.
Our styles range from self-winding, automatic to specialized faces made from radiant mother of pearl, silver or gold. We even have Koa moon phase watches with dials that show the changes phases of the moon throughout the month. The beauty of the Koa wood improves with wearing because the patina gets richer when in contact with the skin.
Our wood watches are assembled by our partner in British Columbia, Canada. The expertise of our watch maker is unparalleled when it comes to creating wood watches with our designs.
Koa is a hardwood that grows only in Hawaii. We are proud to be a leader in reforesting Koa. We never cut down or use wood from trees that are cut down. We only use Koa wood from previously dead or fallen trees. For over 53, years, we have been the fine furniture maker of Hawaii, longer than any other company in the history of Hawaii."
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