Carpus /ˈkärpəs/, means 'wrists sense'.  Of Greek origin, the eight bones of the human carpus form the wrist and part of the hand and are arranged in two rows.


My back-to-school shopping began at my local Big5 sporting goods store when I was a kid. My parents didn't have much money back in the 80s, so I was only allowed to get one pair of shoes from the under $25 table section. I didn't have a choice to choose the cool shoes, so I made it work. I was conscious of style, brand, and color during my selection process. Most importantly, looking cool and not getting laughed at or made fun of by other kids. So, I chose the best stylish shoes available.

After selecting my pair of shoes, I browsed the store, waiting for my parents to pay. That's when I saw it! The Casio Digital Sport Watch! It was the most incredible watch I had ever seen. The black bezel form, the digital movement, had a Rambo/James bond look and feel.  It was an 80s GSHOCK. The 80s GSHOCK had a price of around $15 - $25, but my mom would never buy it for me. We couldn't afford it.

That summer, I set out to mow lawns to make enough money to purchase that watch. 

At that moment, I associated wristwatches with style and confidence. That's where my passion and love for watches began.  That memory will always be fresh in my mind.


Modern technology has paved the way for multi-functional devices like the smartwatch (iWatch) and the smartphone (iPhone). Technology has taken over our lives, but let's go back to building memories together. 

We started CARPUS to disrupt the outdated straps bands of the fashion industry. We want to join the old (traditional watches) with a new modern look and unique strap design. 

Watches and watch bands have a long history of using traditional quick-release pins to secure the strap. We've built a unique strap with our product and are excited to share it with you!... We believe in creating memories and expressing your individuality. 


"Build it right or don't build it at all"! CARPUS delivers premium fashion-forward watches, straps, and accessories designed in the center of Silicon Valley!


Our company has a straightforward mission: To create memories and timepieces we can share and pass down to generations. We help you express your individuality through fashion. 

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Gilbert Martin