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PREORDER: Kickstarter: Zulu Instruments - COM-02 Collection

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PREORDER: Kickstarter: Zulu Instruments - COM-02 Collection

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Post by TheJohnP » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:03 am

ZULU Instruments Inc. is a new watch company founded by Brendon Nunes (Trintec Industries Inc.) from Canada and Volker Mehne (BARIGO Instruments) from Germany. Together they have a vision to create a new line of exquisitely crafted Pilot Watches and Precision Instruments.

Their first Kickstarter campaign debuts their initial collection, the COM-02, which features an automatic, quartz chrono, and quartz GMT.

Zulu is only offering a limited number of watches for this campaign. Each watch style is limited to 50 watches (25 black and 25 stainless). So you might want to act fast if your are interested.


Kickstarter pricing for the auto, chrono, or GMT in either a stainless or black PVD finish is around $228
Regular price will be about $450

Estimated delivery is February 2020

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Post by ossamanity » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:21 pm

This looks really interesting to me. I think this is something out of the trending Diver watch format. It does remind me of that one watch I can't remember the brand's name. Is anyone pulling the trigger? I need an enabler....maybe
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Post by Tarak Trisaltuol » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:47 pm

ossamanity wrote:This looks really interesting to me. I think this is something out of the trending Diver watch format. It does remind me of that one watch I can't remember the brand's name. Is anyone pulling the trigger? I need an enabler....maybe

Maybe TRINTEC WATCHES?


https://trintec.com/collections/copilot-automatic

The watch is called Zulu.... oh the coincidence...
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Post by TheJohnP » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:49 pm

Tarak Trisaltuol wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:47 pm
ossamanity wrote:This looks really interesting to me. I think this is something out of the trending Diver watch format. It does remind me of that one watch I can't remember the brand's name. Is anyone pulling the trigger? I need an enabler....maybe

Maybe TRINTEC WATCHES?


https://trintec.com/collections/copilot-automatic

The watch is called Zulu.... oh the coincidence...

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Post by peskydonut » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:23 pm

TheJohnP wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:49 pm
Tarak Trisaltuol wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:47 pm
ossamanity wrote:This looks really interesting to me. I think this is something out of the trending Diver watch format. It does remind me of that one watch I can't remember the brand's name. Is anyone pulling the trigger? I need an enabler....maybe

Maybe TRINTEC WATCHES?


https://trintec.com/collections/copilot-automatic

The watch is called Zulu.... oh the coincidence...

Was that sarcasm?
In case some facts were missed in the original copy...
ZULU Instruments Inc. is a new watch company founded by Brendon Nunes (Trintec Industries Inc.) from Toronto, Canada and Volker Mehne (BARIGO Instruments) from Germany.
So I'm sure the name is very intentional.

Genuinely curious on the dynamics here. Is this is a spinoff of Trintec, merger/acquisition, collaboration?
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Post by peskydonut » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:44 pm

These watches may also remind folks of Bell & Ross. Some have even referred to Trintec watches as B&R homages. However, based on the fact that Brendon Nunes holds a 1984 Altimeter Clock Patent, it's actually other way around. (Disclaimer: I'm no Patentologis)

Pretty interesting interview with Brendon from a few years ago:

http://www.watchpaper.com/2014/06/26/tr ... ada-story/

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A lot of people might not know that we sold our products in France as early as 1993, before our rivals at Bell&Ross sold their first watch. In an online interview with an established watch forum Mr. Carlos Rosillo said that they didn’t started selling watches publicly until 1994. We were actually selling watches in France, before Bell & Ross ever sold to the public.

I guess this makes you proud, or angry, how do you feel?

It doesn’t make me proud; the only thing we are doing is to define our position, because some people are attacking us, telling that we’re knocking off our competitors. It’s plain that we have a preponderance of evidence to the contrary and it’s amazing that people will still argue that we didn’t create that. We have hard evidence to prove that we did this long before anyone else. We have published catalogs with our watches that went out to 3 million aviation enthusiasts in 1993. It’s hard to argue that.
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