Setting a new standard for original wooden timepieces.
Pacific Standard Time has created their wooden watches using fallen trees from the Big Island of Hawaii, and is planting a new tree for any they salvage. Their watches are water resistant and can withstand pressure up to a depth of 100 meters. The watches showcase intricate designs that were inspired by the tattoos of indigenous Micronesian warriors. The stainless steel inner casing and swiss movement is protected by a crystal sapphire window that is extremely durable and made to last.
“For centuries, items made of some of these woods like Koa wood were only allowed to be owned by the Hawaiian monarchy and chiefs. Now, this precious wood has become a rare commodity due to cattle grazing. During the days of King Kamehameha the Great, the warriors would use weapons made out of Koa wood. Koa is a warrior’s wood and actually means ‘fearless’ in Hawaiian.” explains Pacific Standard Time Co. CEO, Nilo Jones.
The team behind Pacific Standard Time Co. started when a group of diverse friends with backgrounds from Hawaii, Samoa, Palau, the Philippines, Japan, Australia and the US came together. They wanted to make watches out of locally sourced materials from that region, that don’t just tell the time, but also tell a story. Together they have over 18 years experience in the sports industry. Nilo Jones, the CEO is known from working with several major brands as well as working as Director of Operations for “Big Black” of MTV’s Rob & Big and Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory.
Pacific Standard Time Co. has taken to Kickstarter to bring the Oceania watches to market. The first 50 backers can get one of the Pacific Standard Time Co. watches for only $175, retail they will be priced at $499. They will be available for preorder until March 10, 2016.
Kickstarter Page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/501433720/1169620931?token=56359359