CST-01: The World's Thinnest Watch

A project in Chicago, IL by Central Standard Timing

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A 0.80mm thin flexible wristwatch with an E Ink screen housed in a single piece of stainless steel.
Backers: 7658
Average Pledge Per Backer: $134

Funded: $1,026,292 of $200,000
Dates: Jan 8th -> Feb 22nd (45 days)
Project By: Central Standard Timing
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Backers of cancelled e-ink watch won't get their money back

May 6th - via: engadget.com
If you were wowed by the CST-01 e-ink watch back when it appeared in early 2013 and threw down some of your hard-earned cash for it, we got some bad news for you (Read More)

Timed Out? World’s Thinnest Watch Designers Update Supporters After Backer Backlash

July 24th - via: nbcchicago.com
Time may have temporarily run out for the “world’s thinnest watch,” but its Chicago designers said they aim to find someone else to produce the watches after encountering manufacturing challenges. (Read More)

'World's Thinnest Watch' becomes another cautionary Kickstarter tale

June 22nd - via: cio.com
After raising more than $1 million in crowdfunding, Central Standard shuts down and leaves backers empty-handed. (Read More)

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May 23rd - via: chicagobusiness.com
CHICAGO, IL - “We know we've let you all down.” So reads the May 5 Kickstarter update from a Chicago-based company called Central Standard Timing. Aiming to create the world's thinnest watch, its founders launched a crowdfunding campaign in early 2013. CST collected $1,026,292—more than five times its goal—from 7,658 backers. The company promised each would be delivered a watch in September 2013. (Read More)

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January 13th - via: digitaltrends.com
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Kickstarter Funding Round Complete, Our Preorder Website is Live

March 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Firstly, we want to thank all of the backers who helped us raise funds for this project.  Completing at over $1M and 5 times our original goal, we are deeply thankful for all of your support.  Because of the enthusiastic support, we have enough... (Read More)

Full Story of the Design Process, New Display Update and Wear Testing

February 19th - via: kickstarter.com
We have less than 3 days left on the clock so we wrapped up some things we wanted to update you with before the campaign ends. Background Story We put together a history of the design of the CST-01 from early CAD sketches to the fully working design... (Read More)

Introducing Two New Colors

February 14th - via: kickstarter.com
We are pleased to announce that we will be introducing new color options, these are the "Nando Rossi Edition" (CST-01NR) and the "Rose Gold Edition" (CST-01RG). The Nando Rossi Edition has a black mask on a black PVD coated stainless steel band, and... (Read More)

Black + White Reward Level Has to Be Removed

January 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, We just got a message from Kickstarter about this reward tier. It is apparently in violation of their guideline that prohibits rewards of multiples. Although we thought this reward tier qualified as a "sensible set", which is allowed,... (Read More)

Sizing Update and Details of Our Next Prototype Round

January 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone,  We are getting ready to do our next batch of prototypes.  These will take into account a few revisions from what you have seen.  1: The main difference is sizing.  The current model was a medium, we are forming a small and a... (Read More)

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January 17th - via: digitaltrends.com
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The No-Backlight Challenge!

January 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Many of you are interested in how the watch performs at night and in dark places given that there is no backlight.  I took two prototypes out around the neighborhood looking for dark places to test.  I took photos to help explain the results.  I... (Read More)

CST-01 Thinnest Watch Kickstarter

January 16th - via: businessinsider.com
Kickstarter seems to be all about the watches lately. The newest one to enter the fray is the CST-01, billing itself as the "world's thinnest watch." (Read More)

Kickstarter Project: CST-01

January 15th - via: minidigita.com
Many Kickstarter projects have been featured on Minidigita in the past. However, I think this has to be one of the more impressive projects to be on here. It’s a watch called the CST-01 and it has a lot of technology packed into such a small device. This includes a super small battery and a flexible e-ink display. Not only that, but this watch is currently the thinnest watch in existence. (Read More)

Update #2, Kickstarter's stance on multiples, Font questions

January 14th - via: kickstarter.com
We doubled our goal! Thank you to everyone.  We just doubled our goal within a week and can't express enough thanks for your ongoing support. We have some more answers to some of the questions you have. Multiples We checked with Kickstarter and they... (Read More)

Project Update #1

January 12th - via: kickstarter.com
We would like to thank all of the backers so far.  Your support has been incredible!  Now that we are funded, we are fortunate enough to have more of a head-start getting the CST-01 ready for production. We are now back from CES in Las Vegas and... (Read More)

CST-01 E-ink watch hits Kickstarter goal $200k in 48 hours

January 11th - via: slashgear.com
Having been launched on the 8th of January, back when we first got our hands on the unit, the CST-01 E-ink watch’s Kickstarter has reached its $200,000 USD funding goal in just two days time. This little gem of a watch is just 0.80mm thin, flexible and ready to be worn by the public right this minute. (Read More)

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January 10th - via: theverge.com
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Central Standard Timing's razor-thin Kickstarter watch raises full $200,000 in under 48 hours

January 10th - via: theverge.com
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