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Re: Shinola

Post by MAX » April 25th 2024, 11:39am

smellody wrote:
April 25th 2024, 9:49am
I personally don't know shit
Well, if its on the bottom of your shoe it is shit, on the top its Shinola.

She must have gotten her name the same way 3 Dogs Fu.king did.
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Re: Shinola

Post by WIStful » April 25th 2024, 9:18pm

Yeah I was rather taken aback when I saw they appropriated the monster moniker. Seemed brazen and cheesy.
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Re: Shinola

Post by Mark1 » April 28th 2024, 6:50pm

32771 wrote:
April 28th 2024, 4:21pm
I don't mind some of their stuff but damn, when I see the prices I move on...
Agreed. Nothing they produce justifies the price asked. I guess their target demographic is those who know shit about wartches.
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Re: Shinola

Post by WIStful » April 28th 2024, 8:47pm

Mark1 wrote:
April 28th 2024, 6:50pm
32771 wrote:
April 28th 2024, 4:21pm
I don't mind some of their stuff but damn, when I see the prices I move on...
Agreed. Nothing they produce justifies the price asked. I guess their target demographic is those who know shit about wartches.
I have seen a few articles recently pushing Detroit is back, Paris of the Midwest which was the early to mid 20th century meme about the place before everything went off the rails there.

And apparently they are getting more tourist traffic. I could see Shinola leaning into selling to Detroit tourism souvenirs. People who got money to blow on vacations to Detroit probably overlaps a lot with people who know nothing about watches and perhaps many other things
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Re: Shinola

Post by WIStful » April 28th 2024, 9:57pm

jason_recliner wrote:
April 28th 2024, 9:27pm
If the watches are made in the USA I don't have a problem with the prices. And wasn't that their whole point years back hen they started? But where is the detail, description, pics of the Detroit workshop/s?
Went rooting around their site. Found an article where they say they have a 30,000 square foot space where they have assembled 1million watches over the past ten years and present some of their watch assemblers and movement repair staff.

So they have some of their own capabilities. Some credit for that. Being Detroit, I am sure they would love to get to the poinr they can put Made in USA on dial. Right now they just put Detroit.

Honest enough. I briefly had a Vaer a while back and they were putting Assembled in USA on dial which struck me as being a try hard thing.


https://www.shinola.com/our-stories/th ... -detroit/
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Re: Shinola

Post by jason_recliner » April 28th 2024, 10:19pm

WIStful wrote:
April 28th 2024, 9:57pm
jason_recliner wrote:
April 28th 2024, 9:27pm
If the watches are made in the USA I don't have a problem with the prices. And wasn't that their whole point years back hen they started? But where is the detail, description, pics of the Detroit workshop/s?
Went rooting around their site. Found an article where they say they have a 30,000 square foot space where they have assembled 1million watches over the past ten years and present some of their watch assemblers and movement repair staff.

So they have some of their own capabilities. Some credit for that. Being Detroit, I am sure they would love to get to the poinr they can put Made in USA on dial. Right now they just put Detroit.

Honest enough. I briefly had a Vaer a while back and they were putting Assembled in USA on dial which struck me as being a try hard thing.


https://www.shinola.com/our-stories/th ... -detroit/
That's impressive, 1,000,000 watches. I still think, though, that they need to make most/all of the watches in Detroit and be very explicit as to what they do and and how much they do, if they want to charge the prices they do. If it's not an American watch, I can't see why else anybody would pay those prices.
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