It’s the age old problem. Well-designed things are expensive, so dressing well must be expensive. If you’re like me, you’ve spent your entire life oogling over expensive things you can’t afford, and used up an unreasonable amount of time trying to recreate the look and feel with frugal alternatives. Unfortunately, you usually get what you pay for.
Especially with watches, the cheaper options never stack up to their designer counterparts. The designs are dated. The metal feels cheap. The metal strap has some ugly expanding bracelet from 1980. The numbers look like they were printed in Times New Roman.
That’s exactly what Jake and Kramer wanted to combat when they founded MVMT. Why can’t you find a clean, minimalist watch for less than $250 made with durable materials from a company so sure of their product they offer a two year warranty?
Hoping to get some initial startup money, they posted a modest Indigogo campaign in 2013 seeking $15,000 to produce their first line. Within 50 days they surpassed that goal by more than 1,400% raising $220,000 and becoming the second most funded fashion campaign in Indigogo history.
But most likely you don’t need me to give you an introduction, as MVMT watches are the dominant watch brand of social media influencers big and small, frugal and luxury. In fact, while the Indigogo campaign was successful, their impressive growth has been almost entirely through social media.The minimalist design means they slip between casual and professional settings with ease. Their focus, not only on simple colors like my white face and tan leather strap highlighted above, but design forward options like black on black and rose gold finally offer guys a well designed and affordable watch they can be proud to wear. I get complimented on mine nearly every time I wear it.
MVMT is the Everlane of watches; cutting out the middlemen and huge markups that come with them, designing in-house and selling directly to you on their website. But just because these watches are affordable doesn’t mean they’re delicate. Whopping in at 45mm and the brand new 40mm line, these watches are practically tanks. Tired of cheaper watches looking dainty on your massive wrists? These big guns made of 316 low carbon grade stainless steel using the highly praised Japanese Miyota Precision quartz movement aren’t going to throw in the towel very easily.
Offering free shipping and free returns, the MVMT team is so confident in their line they offer a 2 year warranty. If it fails you, they’ll replace it.
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Some of my favorite picks
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