Team Nodus just spent a week on the opposite side of the country, hanging out with some of our friends and mentors. Our trip included the MK II meet-up in NYC, a visit to the Worn&Wound headquarters, and a whole lot of watches.
Just over two years ago, we hit “publish,” and our website went live. For the first time in both our lives, Cullen and I were a part of building something bigger than ourselves. Being the two young and naïve entrepreneurs that we were (and still are), we could not have predicted the tumultuous journey that we’ve been on 730 days later.
Part of the reason why I wrote that article is because I am a watch enthusiast before an entrepreneur. I started this company with Cullen because of my love for watches. I thought that maybe, just maybe, if I started a watch company, it would curb the buying habits, but alas, that has proven to be totally false.
In making the Avalon, there were a few manufacturing challenges, which prolonged the total project time to around 25 months. In this blog post, I hope to shed some light on some of the difficulties we had in making the Avalon, as well as the general design choices that we made.
WindUp has turned into a pilgrimage for small and independent watch brands, and enthusiasts alike. This was the first time we attended WindUp together (Cullen attended the San Francisco WindUp in May of this year), and I confidently say that this will not be our last time attending.
A little over a week ago, Cullen and I returned from a two-week tour of the Northeast. We hit Toronto, Ottawa, New York City, and Boston, in that order. It was certainly great to have a change of scenery and to meet the local watch communities in those cities.
One of the main inspirations for the Contrail was one of our favorite watches of all time, the Sinn 104. In our research, we’ve seen the 104 referred to as a pilot, a diver, or as it says on their website, an “instrument” watch. While the 104 is officially deemed an “instrument watch”, its 200m water resistance suggests that it was designed with water-resistance in mind, perhaps even originally intended to be a diver.
Unfortunately, the veil has been pulled so far over the markets eyes that even highly intelligent people still believe the lies and deception perpetuated by large corporations who have only one goal: to make money.