Shinola…Made in Detroit

While Detroit may not be the epicenter of all things fashionable, it is undoubtedly a proud, strong American city on the rebound.  When we think of Detroit, we may think of the Big Three Automakers.  We may think of music: Eminem, Kid Rock, Motown.  We may think of crime, extreme poverty and unemployment.   But, we may not think of watches.  Watches are made in Switzerland, not in Michigan, right?  Not so: since 2013, Detroit-based Shinola has been producing classic, “timeless” watches for men and women.

Once a prosperous manufacturing world class city, Detroit fell into financial ruins and general urban decay following the decline of the automotive industry.  Entire neighborhoods were abandoned, and crime skyrocketed.  But a strong sense of civic pride has always been bubbling just beneath the surface.  Detroit has been working hard in recent years to make a comeback, and with the help of local businesses providing jobs and stability, this comeback is becoming a reality.

THE RUNWELL SPORT CHRONO 42mm Men's Gray Chronograph Watch
THE RUNWELL 41mm Black Watch

Shinola’s oversized face works for both men and women.

Singular Sensation - A.P.C. jumpsuit; True Religion T-shirt; Shinola watch; MCM clutch.
from W Magazine

The Runwell, available in different face and leather styles.

11000266 The Birdy
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The Birdy double wrap strap, also available in different face and leather colors.

Shinola gifted the City of Detroit these three outdoor clocks.

All Four Shinola Clocks Across Detroit
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The classic Shinola brand represents what Detroit is all about:  rebirth, optimism, equality, and general American pride.  It’s an investment to feel good about.

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