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    Sounds like a marketing gimmick as there are a good amount of big US watch makers.

    http://www.watchuseek.com/site/brandslist.htm

    Not that it matters much. If I like their style, I'll buy their watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Hoffman View Post
    Sounds like a marketing gimmick as there are a good amount of big US watch makers.

    http://www.watchuseek.com/site/brandslist.htm

    Not that it matters much. If I like their style, I'll buy their watches.
    You may be right, but I don't see how that link proves anything. I clicked on the first 10 companies with 'US' by the name, and 8 out of 10 were not made in the US. The other two I could not tell, but they didn't say they were either.
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    The point I was trying to make was companies like Hamilton and Ball make large quantities of American-made watches with Swiss parts. Just like Shinola is advertising.

    I guess to get overly technical. Hamilton is owned by the Swatch Group so their ETA movements are in-house.

    Ball uses Swiss ETA movements also just like Shinola will be using Swiss Ronda movements.

    Like I said. Not that it matters much. If I like their style I may get one.

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    Got this from Hamilton's website
    Although Hamilton watches are now entirely Swiss made, Hamilton's origins are deeply American. Today, Hamilton watches combine the unmatched quality of Swiss watchmaking with classic American designs.
    Ball watches website title says 'Swiss Made, American Owned'

    I guess this could mean still that they are assembled in the USA, but you'd think they would mention that?

    Not trying to nitpick just genuinely interested if Shinola is full of shit , I will call them on it when they get their storefront done here in MI.
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    Even Invicta is American made with swiss parts.

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    After begging, pleading, hunting, and flat out working my ass off I have my "dream" watch on it's way via Fedex.

    The watch? A Breilting AB012312. In other words, its a 2012 Breitling Navitimer Limited Edition 01, complete with in house movement, exhibition case, and a SILVER face. I've never found another one made (supposedly this is a LE run of 2000 units, however I've been hard pressed to find a single AD that knew about this one let alone have one in stock).

    I'll post a pic in a minute.

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    Nice watch Jason!
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    What do you guys think... is it worth fixing an ESQ made by Movado that cost new ~$180? I've never had a watch fixed. I know it can vary greatly but what's the going rate on a movement repair? There aren't any cost estimates on the Movado web sight. It's basically send it in for a quote and wait a few weeks.
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    I don't wear any watches. I am too clumsy. However, if this thing ever materializes, I will own it:

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    When to Jared yesterday an found the possible retirement gift to myself.

    http://www.omegawatches.com/gents/se...meter/22208000

    I'm going to another store to compare the Seamaster to a Rolex Submariner and Ball Engineer Master II Diver (COSC) to see which I like best. I know the Rolex will cost the most and the Ball with be the most accurate and unique. It's going to be hard choosing.

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    John: Time to go watch shopping in that case. IF it can be serviced (big if on that), it will likely be more than the original purchase price. Most lower end watches have movements that are either non serviceable or simply not worth it due to price of the service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Hoffman View Post
    When to Jared yesterday an found the possible retirement gift to myself.

    http://www.omegawatches.com/gents/se...meter/22208000

    I'm going to another store to compare the Seamaster to a Rolex Submariner and Ball Engineer Master II Diver (COSC) to see which I like best. I know the Rolex will cost the most and the Ball with be the most accurate and unique. It's going to be hard choosing.
    Seamaster vs Sub? Not even the same ballpark. Prediction: You'll walk out wearing the Submariner if funds allow it. Subs can be found at massive discounts if you shop for them on consignment at authorized dealers (i.e. used, but who cares).
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    I would also get a deep blue over anything Ball. It will have better lume or tritium at a lower cost.

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    Got my retirement gift.


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    Compulsory illum shot.


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