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Charlotte Alumnus Gets The Good News From Oprah

Springbreak Watches founder, UNC Charlotte MBA alumnus, Kwame Molden ’12 got the gift of a lifetime when Oprah surprised him by featuring the stylish and bold watch designs in her coveted “Favorite Things” list. Pro tip: All watches are 35% off on Black Friday.  

Merging culture, history and education, Springbreak Watches (SPGBK) is clocking nationwide success. Today, SPGBK Watches are sold by 200 retail stores across the country, including NordstromMacy’sBelk and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Design Store in New York City.

With eye-popping colors, the unique and fashion-forward timepieces are produced by a completely Black-owned and operated company based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The brand name is a nod to the founders’ passion for education (along with the joy of spring break) and each design honors a school or community located in their hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina.

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