About this project
Congrats! 50 likes, every watch gets a water resistant strap :) additional to your handmade leather strap and rubber strap
The birth of the Rhynofit took place in 1999, in the National Training Center, in California, near Barstow. Rhynofit is short for Rhyno Outfit. The Rhyno Outfit was the name for our squad in Fort Hood, Texas. While conducting training in the desert of California, we created this Outfit for the purpose of never letting one another down. All Rhynofit Watches will be inspired by some military event or equipment domestic or foreign.
The love of aviation and the love for watches brought me to designing a time piece that reflects the instrument panel of fixed and rotary wing aircrafts called the Rubicon Big 50. After the amazing embrace of the Rubicon Big 50 I started the design of the Rubicon AI, which is available in 44mm & 50mm size.
This watch is easily recognizable by aviation professionals and unique in its curved dial completing the look of the actual instrument. While preparing for our retail debut we wanted to offer a taste of the 2015 collection at a limited run. This watch will be a Swiss Movt. watch when released retail. Miyota movement option will only be offered here on Kickstarter.
A new addition to our product are Hand Made premium straps. We set out to make a watch that could rival watches four times the cost, without a high end hand made strap on this watch it could not live up to our claims. So we searched for the right partner to make this happen for our customers. The comfort is truly day and night comparison, you will want to sleep in your watch.
- PVD Black case/ Bead blast grey case
- Case diameter: 50 mm/ 44mm
- Case thickness: 17 mm/ 14mm
- Dial 41mm/ 36mm
- 24 mm lug width (strap)
- Sapphire crystal (scratch resistant)
- Dual side Anti-glare coat
- Stainless steel 316L case & caseback
- Japanese Miyota movement (9015) & Swiss ETA movement (2824)
- 24 mm Canvas strap, Rubber strap, and premium leather strap options
- 15 ATM (150 m) water resistant
- Super luminova
- Screw down crown
Automatic 24 Jewel, Miyota (Citizen) cal. 9015, has a 42 hour power reserve, and 28,800 beats per hour, hour , minute, and sweeping second hand, second stop mode (Hacking Function) when setting time and shock absorber for balance staff (Compare to swiss ETA-2824)
We have been here before, and boy do we have a long list of things we have identified that can make this campaign better than the last. I think this experience will make us a better company and assure a better experience for backers as they wait during the production process.
I reached out to a company with a long history of watch manufacturing to bring my vision to life. They exceeded my expectations in a timely manner for the Rubicon prototypes.
We have verified the quality and workmanship of the manufacturer in Hong Kong who built the prototypes you see in the pictures here. The premium box is made by another manufacture that specializes in watch boxes for high end watch makers.
Once we receive the watches and straps from our suppliers we will inspect each of them. If they pass our quality control, we will pack them securely and prepare for shipment.
Risks and challenges
All Campaigns come with problems and adjustments, we take them very seriously and plan to tackle them head on while keeping all of our backers in the loop.
Deadlines and attention to detail are two things that are no stranger to us working in the aviation field.
We are going to keep our backers informed during the production process with regular updates and sharing pictures as often as possible. We want to make Rhynofit Watches bold brand in the space of U-boat and Bell & Ross watches but we can't do it without our backers. Exceeding our backers expectations is our number one goal. Thank you in advance for your support!
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