You can wear a watch to make sure you’re not late, or you can wear a watch that makes a statement. Some that will help you always be on time, but that will turn heads, are the watches from Nooka. For example, check out the photo above of some of the delightful colros of the Zub-Zen-V watch by Nooka. This is a design-oriented company, first and foremost and their interations of timepieces offer a literaslly dizzying display of different watch faces, styles, and interchangeable bands on some styles,. You can even get some Nooka watches that glow, and an iPod version, too! How would you like your time to be represented? By circles? dots? dashes? a combo? or a watch that it angled in a unique way Perhaps you’re a traditionalist at heart, and want a metal watch, not one on a silicone band? Nooka has those,, but when you see the dots, circles and dashes of the Nooka collections, it’s hard to refuse them.
That’s why this week, nifty NOOKA is our advice sisters weekly obsession!
As a recent editor’s preview, I had a chance to talk to a representative from Nook. I was simply enchanted by the bouquet of colors and shapes of the different watches being displayed. But when I said I loved the color green, I scored a Nooka Zub-Zen-V watch in the color of the year, emerald green. My Nooka watch is slightly deeper than the one shown the photos, which I think is more grass green, but it’s close enough.
The Zub Zen-V, like many Nooka faces, reads time through the use of bars. The left and center bars collectively displays the hours, while the right most bar displays the minutes. The seconds are read on the small window display, along with the day of the week right underneath. The Zen-V also features a chronograph and an alarm mode.
As eye-catching as the Sub Zen-V is, it takes some getting used to. Nooka’s distinctive style tells the time a little differently. There are no traditional numbers, but, instead, Nooka’s patented timekeeping display shows the times in dots and dashes. On the Zub-Zen the time is shown by the two left columns representing the hours and third column representing minutes. My myopic eyes had a little trouble dealing with this, but once I got the hang of it, I loved it! The watch also has time, date, and a stopwatch and alarm. If it’s dark, you can access the time with an EL back-light. While I would suggest immersing your wrist in water while wearing this watch, it is water resistant to 99 Feet (30 M).
The actual watch movement has a stainless steel screw-in back, and even the clasp is unique. You press in on the sides to release the strap. A little hook on the underside of the metal part of the clasp literally slides and hooks into one of the holes on the side of the watchband, to make a perfect fit. But until I figure out that you had to press the sides of the plastic part of the clasp to get it to spring open, I was a bit confounded by the process. I am showing the back in another great color, orange!
You aren’t going to be able to resist getting at least one, and since most of the watches, including the Nooka Zub-Zen V, is sold at an average $99-$130 depending upon where you buy it, your Nooka will make a great gift for father’s day or graduation, too. Learn more at: http://www.nooka.com/
Nooka also has great looking accessories from belts to tees, shades, and even a unisex Eau de Toilette fragrance that smells fresh and inviting. At the editor’s event, I also got a look at the Nooka Pothra ($36.00) an all purpose pot, which, if you can believe it, is comprised entirely of resin and recycled coffee grounds. If you ever wondered why someone didn’t do something with all of those grounds we throw away each morning, noon, and evening, now there’s an answer. The creative minds at Nooka mixed a biodegradable resin with what would normally be dumped into your trash, and moulded it into a pretty and classic shape. It isn’t just a ” green” (meaning earth-friendly) pot, it’s good for growing green things (or just use it for storing pens, or makeup brushes or….). Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/nooka