Central Standard Timing raises full $200k in funding in just two days for its CST-01 smartwatch

Central Standard Timing sets record, raises $200,000 in kick starter funding in just 48 hours.

Published Thu, Jan 10 2013 3:28 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

The CST-01 is Central Standard Timing's first smartwatch and their first watch in general. The company launched a Kickstarter campaign just two days ago and has already met its goal of $200,000.

Central Standard Timing raises full $200k in funding in just two days for its CST-01 smartwatch |

Already being billed as the thinnest watch in the world, the CST-01 is not the first e-paper display based watch we have seen this year, but it is undoubtedly the fastest to reach its crowd-sourced funding goal. It's already gotten 1,600 backers that have pledged either $99 or $129 to receive a watch of their own when the company begins shipping in September.

The campaign still has 43 days to go and the number of backers seems to be growing by 20 or so an hour judging by the public stats on its Kickstarter page. What do you think of all of the new "Smart Watches" that are popping up everywhere? Could these new wrist accessories revive the watch industry and make them popular with the younger Smart Phone crowd?

Let us know in the comments below.

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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