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Originally posted by Gsmfan:
Thank you all for the replies. That should be useful information when it comes time to pull the trigger.

Mangiare, I appreciate the offer to put me in touch with your friend. Maybe it's because it will be my first expensive watch, but I'm not sure I'm ready to buy second hand.


gsm, did you pull the trigger?
Plenty of Swiss modern stainless steel going for 5 figures. Why is $2500 such a big number?

And never mind the resale values for vintage. I've got a few stainless Rolex sport models that are easily worth 8-10x that number. And mine are a pittance compared to really desirable vintage models that are 300x that price and higher.
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Originally posted by billhike:
I'm not into watches. But during an overnight stay in Ann Arbor, MI recently there was a Shinola store in their downtown. They looked pretty nice to my untrained eye. Range of $500 to $1,100 IIRC.

I've read in this thread that the movement is made in China, or at least not in the US.
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Originally posted by Parcival:
Shinola has gotten some flack about accuracy in how they describe how and where their movement is made

I followed the story for a while but still wound up not fully understanding what the final word was on this

That said, nice looking, under-stated watches. . . not time-pieces by any means but a nice watch


As of last month, Sinola can no longer claim Made in America. I think they are moving towards assembled in America.

Either way, the company is employing locals (500?) to assembling watches along with other products as well.

As Parcival said, these are a fashion watch ( quartz movements) that clearly have a place within the marketplace.

I wish them well.
Needed a new brown leather slim watch for days when I wear French cuffs and grabbed a Tissot Tradition Rose Gold, then came across a Hamilton Khaki Field Green Strap that's a duplicate of the one my granddad had from WWII - had to have it and got it for a steal.

A nice week of watch-buying for someone who appreciates them but whose appetite stops around $1000.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
Needed a new brown leather slim watch for days when I wear French cuffs and grabbed a Tissot Tradition Rose Gold, then came across a Hamilton Khaki Field Green Strap that's a duplicate of the one my granddad had from WWII - had to have it and got it for a steal.

A nice week of watch-buying for someone who appreciates them but whose appetite stops around $1000.


VB, let's have dinner soon and you can show me your new watch. I hope you love it as time passes.

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