Since we started MSTR 7 years ago, we’ve had numerous request for automatic watches, but could not create affordable models that maintain our standards of quality and craftsmanship through the traditional retail business model. That’s why we’re launching this campaign, to finally give our loyal and supportive fans what they've been asking for. However we still need backers to bring this project to realization; if successful we will exclusively sell our Automatic collection direct to consumers and cut out the middle-man, to keep the watches affordable for you.
Designed in California with worldwide influences... MSTR is proud to introduce our first automatic watches. There are a couple of features that make an automatic watch so special. First no battery is required for the movement... it creates and stores kinetic energy from your wrist. When you move the mechanics of the watch will spin and generate energy to power the watch. The movement is composed of many more gears and components than a traditional quartz battery operated watches. The other feature is that the second hand no longer ticks, instead it sweeps seamlessly.
For this campaign there are two different automatic watches to choose from; the Noble and the Speedster
The Noble is the simpler design with subtle features that draw out its beauty. We took elements from our flagship Ambassador watch and simplified it. The case and bezel are not only buff, but intricate, with precision cuts, hexagon bolts, and a polished bezel. The carbon fiber dial face is overlaid with polished 3D indicators and a sweeping second hand to create depth. It’s protected with a tough sapphire crystal lens that’s been further improved with an anti-reflective coating.
The Noble is constructed of premium materials and parts to ensure lasting durability. It’s made of NASA grade 316L stainless steel with a screw down crown to secure the adjustment knob. The workings of the 21 jewel automatic Miyota 821A movement can be viewed under the back case.
Great design doesn’t sacrifice function. A dual layer gasket along with the screw down crown give the Noble 10 ATM of water resistance. The mechanical movement can store almost 2 days of power and includes a date window. Luminescent hands give night time visibility. The full stainless steel band is held together with a quick-release two-button butterfly clasp. The band can be swapped to a leather or silicon/rubber strap. This versatility allows you to easily change up the look and feel of the watch.
The Noble will be available in Rose Gold, Champagne Gold, Silver, or Black.
The Speedster is our over-sized watch with a racecar inspired design. It features a larger 45mm, multi-piece bolt down case and a layered bezel cut to resemble an engine piston. The numerical hour indicators and minute hash marks overlay a carbon fiber dial face with sub-dials to emulate the gauge clusters of popular race cars. The spinning gears of the automatic movement are exposed to showcase the "engine" that drives the watch. A sapphire lens with an anti-reflective coating also protects the watch.
The Speedster is premium built to ensure lasting quality. It’s also made of NASA grade 316L stainless steel with a screw down crown to secure the adjustment knob. It features a 21 jewel automatic Miyota 82S7 movement that shows the seconds on a subdial. The backcase has an exhibition window to show off the movement under a MSTR lens.
The design of any true racecar must be functional. The Speedster also has 10 ATM of water resistance, 45 hours of power, luminescent hands, and a quick-release two-button butterfly clasp. It features an additional 24-hour subdial clock.
The Speedster will be available in Rose Gold, Silver, or Black.
Testimonials on the watches
Featuring Ben Chung & Mike Song of the Kinjaz and US Olympic medalist Will Claye. Each person got the chance to try on our newest samples and give their thoughts.
Selecting a movement was tough, the goal of this project is to design a great looking automatic watches at an affordable price. After much research, we found 21-jewel Japanese Miyota movements that met our needs for quality and price.
It will always be about inspiration and influence. We’re passionate about creating products that envelope the concepts of leadership. Our goal is to make the wearers of our products feel confident about their style and to perpetually strive for greatness. We want people to conceive the idea of being positive leaders that inspire and influence.
As Meisters we realize our responsibility… Through our passion we will cultivate leaders; turn Prodigys to Icons, our work is never done. MSTR exists to provide validation to the individuals of each generation who are deemed “influencers.” We aspire to inspire, one accessory at a time.
“Meister” is a translation from the German word for “Master” - who is a revered leader and artisan qualified to teach others. A Meister is known as a superior taste maker who inspires others and paves the path into the future. This timepiece series was created to push the boundaries of contemporary fashion without compromising traditional craftsmanship. Meister watches feature multi-pieced designs that blend various materials such as carbon fiber, stainless steel, and an assortment of rare leathers into a bold collection of functional timepieces.
Meister (MSTR) is an independently owned and operated company based out of Los Angeles, California that was founded in June 2009 by Kingson Tse & Ryan Pietersz. Being fashion connoisseurs themselves, they realized the absence of a designer accessory brand that offers quality watches at an affordable price. With the growing number of fashion conscious consumers in mind, MSTR was created to fill that void. Although headquartered in Southern California, MSTR’s designs reflect styles found from all around the world. Kingson and Ryan have been fortunate enough to travel to various global destinations that have inspired them to create unique timepieces that showcase the world’s taste in wrist fashion. They understood that building a successful brand does not happen overnight and although many unforeseen factors came into play that hindered their growth, they knew that with dedication, integrity, and passion - success would follow.
Actual satisfied customer reviews from our web store at www.mstrwatches.com
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All US orders will be shipped free via Fedex SmartPost (2-8 days)
All international orders will be shipped free via Fedex International economy (2-4 days)
If you would like to upgrade or make any changes to shipping you can lets us know when you get your confirmation email. Processing time will be 1-2 business days.
Customs fees & duties:
All watches will be shipping from the US and any shipment outside of the US may be subject to Customs fees or taxes based on each country's tax regulations.The fee will be charged to you by the shipping company (FedEx, UPS, Postal Service, etc.). Sometimes these fees will be charged to you at the time you receive the items. Sometimes these fees will be charged to you at a later time and mailed to you from the shipping company for payment. You are 100% responsible for these fees at the time you are billed.
Supply Chain & Delivery
Through our 7 years of experience and relationships with the watchmaking factory, we will be able to deliver your watch quicker than most campaigns on Kickstarter. Total estimated time will only be about 30-90 days! We have already purchased the first batch of watch cases and movements for early birds, so they will be ready to deliver in 30 days! We will being shipping as early as November for Early birds. The second delivery will be around December. Everyone that missed out on the early bird special will still get delivery just in time for the holidays!
1st delivery - Mid November (early birds)
2nd Delivery - Mid December
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Since the launch of the company we have partnered up with some of the most iconic figures in sports, music, and pop culture to collaboratively design timepieces that are all made in limited quantities. MSTR focuses on working with only the most recognized individuals in their respective fields to demonstrate what being a Meister entails.
We are pledging to donate 1% of all funds raised to “Hunger 2 Help,” a non-profit organization that helps the homeless with hot meals, water, and other much needed supplies.. They are based out of San Diego, California and have served over 200,000 meals. Everyone is treated with dignity and respect, and 100% of donations go towards the homeless. We have personally volunteered with this organization and would love to donate and continue to contribute to their cause.