Fast Focus: Meet the New Shinola Jackie Robinson Watch

 |  May 1st, 2017

Just recently, Shinola unveiled its fifth watch in the brand’s Great Americans series: a limited edition Jackie Robinson timepiece. Here we  bring you a quick look at the Shinola Jackie Robinson watch. This watch is part of series the brand creates of limited-edition watches that honors individuals who have made a mark on American history. Jackie Robinson was the first African American baseball player to start in the major leagues, and was also a human rights advocate. The watch is a 42mm stainless steel chronograph…

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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…

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Four Made-in-America Watches for the 4th of July

 |  July 3rd, 2014

With the 4th of July weekend upon us – American’s are all about celebrating their freedom and independence, as well as their pride in being American. As such, it’s a wonderful time to take a close-up look at a four great watch brands that are made in America. Devon Works, founded just about five years ago, is the brainchild of Scott Devon. The first Devon watch, the Tread 1, which we reviewed here, was created in California with the help…

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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…

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4 Top Watch Brands Win Couture Time Awards

 |  June 11th, 2013

  At the recent Couture show, I was honored to be – for the third year running – a Couture Time judge – along with fellow jurors: watch collectors Sam Yukon and celebrity chef Nick Stellino, journalist Keith Strandberg, author John Reardon and Daryn Schnipper of Sotheby’s. Judging is a big responsibility – as there are many particularities that go into judging a contest – and you have to hold your own true emotions at bay to offer a fair…

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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…

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