Carbon Auto is a Kickstarter watch with a mission: to strap carbon fiber to every part of your body, starting with your wrist. The pieces are pretty cool-looking. They come in standard and “semi-skeletonized” and each model includes multiple straps. The crowdfunding effort has already hit $19,000 so they’re sure to ship and this is the second watch from the team.

Early bird models cost a mere $138 and come with two straps, a leather and a nylon. The watches are lumed and come in multiple colors as long as you’re OK with some permutation of black and silver.

These sorts of Kickstarters are actually really exciting. While a three-handed auto doesn’t always float my boat it’s amazing to me to see that hundreds of small manufacturers can create and sell cool watches on their own terms. This is a massively important change in the industry and one that I think will buoy the entire  market.


ByJohn Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

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