Celebrate the 4th of July with 4 Made-in-America Red, White and Blue Watches

 |  July 3rd, 2015

This weekend we celebrate the 4th of July – Independence Day – to honor America’s hard-won independence from Great Britain and our adoption of the Declaration of Independence. While fireworks and picnics are the usual fare, this is also a great time to take a look at some really cool red, white and blue watches that can ring in America like no others.   Shinola, built in Detroit, offers the 4 Runwell Titanium Chrono that is part the 2015 Detroit Grand Prix Special Edition collection. Retailing for $1,100, the 42mm watch is the Official Timepiece of the Detroit Grand Prix. It features a rich blue dial, blues trap, titanium case with double dome sapphire crystal and Super-LimNova hands. The movement is a…

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Celebrate the 4th of July with Made-in-America Watches

 |  July 4th, 2013

July 4th is a federal holiday in America, honoring our hard-won Independence from Great Britain and our adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. While fireworks and picnics usually crown the day, it’s a great time to take a close look at the Made-in-America sect of the watch market, which, a half a century ago or more, was thriving. Today, just a handful of brands exist. Easily the truest US watch manufacture is  RGM – the brand made in Mount Joy, PA, a small town outside Philadelphia. Last year the brand announced its third in-house movement – the Caliber 20. Now that caliber is starting to make its way into timepieces and on the market. The first…

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Introducing American-Made Watches from Shinola

 |  March 19th, 2013

When I first heard of this brand and its efforts to bring full-scale production watchmaking back to American soil, I had two thoughts: What kind of name is Shinola?; How do they think they can do this in down-trodden Detroit? That was a couple of years ago. Now, with all the information disclosed and the first watches – called the Runwell – being unveiled, I have some good answers. While it’s been approximately half a century since any full-production watchmaking has been done in America, a group of watch industry veterans and friends thought they could change that and bring American-made products back to the forefront. They formed their new company, Shinola, in Detroit, and set their sights on making…

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