For a long time now I’ve loved Nooka watches and their contemporary, futuristic styling. I’m guessing it’s been about 3 years or so now, but since then I’ve had the chance to get to know the founder and chief designer of Nooka, Matthew Waldman. Lucky for me, he’s a super rad guy and sent me the watch I’ve been lusting over for so long now, the Zub Zen-V in all black.
I’m totally a minimalist when it comes to watches, less is definitely better. My normal watch is an all-white Casio with a metal band that I got from Steven Alan. It’s pretty cheap and super durable and is pretty timeless looking. I’d been on the lookout for a black watch as an alternative and this, I’d say, is a perfect counterpoint. What’s so interesting about Nooka watches is that they tell time in very non-traditional ways. The one I have has two vertical columns with six boxes in each one, twelve total, one for every hour. Next to that is the minutes in tiny slices and then AM/PM, the alarm, the seconds and the day of the week. That may seem confusing, and it’s a bit of a learning curve at first, but after a week of wearing I totally got used to this new way of telling time. I’m also a big fan of the subtle design elements like the pattern on the inside of the watch and the adjustable clasp, which makes the watch a one size fits all. Overall I’m really happy with it. It is a bit larger than my other watch, but that would really be my only gripe.
A huge thanks to Matthew for sending me this beauty and stay tuned, Nooka watches will be back on the site soon and you (or many of you) might have a chance to win one for yourself/selves.