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    Re: Great NYT article on Shinola and their aspirations

    Quote Originally Posted by chefmhf View Post
    I generally agree with your closing comment about quartz being a motivator for all the rancor. That said, I think the bigger driver is the "anti-hipster" aspect. It goes something like this....I hate that watch because lots of other people who aren't WIS actually like it.
    Pretty much. Also, as someone mentioned in the Bill Clinton Shinola thread, the fact that newbies get their enjoyment from one watch while we chase that initial joy from a purchase for our much-larger collections also plays a part. Like drug addiction, the chase of the first high that can never be had.
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    I call Shinola a gateway watch. I personally know a handful of people who's first watch was a Runwell for nothing but fashion purposes. But, it got them a little more interested in the hobby and they've moved on to mechanicals- Seiko, Swatch group stuff etc.
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    Re: Great NYT article on Shinola and their aspirations

    Got this from the UPS guy today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exxtinguishable View Post
    True- they're fixies for hipsters. I'd rather stick with my Specialized mountain bike
    The same can said for many hipster micro-brand watches could it not? However, people are free to spend "their" money as they please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by internet.interface View Post
    I just saw the collection at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco. I like the idea of an American brand and one coming from a bankrupt, but proud industrial city, but the watches did not grab me. There seemed to be no unifying design language. It was like an effort to make one of everything, in every color. Imagine if Ferrari had started out with sedans, delivery trucks, and sports cars. IMO....they should have started with 2-3 exclusive designs (tool watches first?) to build the buzz and thus desirability. The RunWell Sport SH1002 in black on a nato seems like it is hitting at the central theme of the brand. The metal plaque on the packaging is a nice touch. These might be a bargain used, and good watch to wear to a political fundraiser or US government meeting.
    Detroit is no longer in bankruptcy and has been since 2014. It lasted a total of 17 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigSeikoFan View Post
    What he said.
    You just described 90+% of consumers.

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    Re: Great NYT article on Shinola and their aspirations

    Another reason to hate Shinola. They are exploitive $&@&;:)$ - heads:

    http://keepypsiblack.org/2016/01/15/...sm-in-detroit/
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    Re: Great NYT article on Shinola and their aspirations

    Quote Originally Posted by liwang22 View Post
    Another reason to hate Shinola. They are exploitive $&@&;:)$ - heads:

    Where American is Made: Shinola as Neo-Colonialism in Detroit | Keep Ypsi Black

    I am no Shinola fan, but the author is seemingly from the Sharpton school...look for the worst possible, most extreme interpretation of any piece of information and explode it to sensationalist degrees.

    Of course, that means it fits in with the general tone of a Shinola thread perfectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gangrel View Post
    I am no Shinola fan, but the author is seemingly from the Sharpton school...look for the worst possible, most extreme interpretation of any piece of information and explode it to sensationalist degrees.

    Of course, that means it fits in with the general tone of a Shinola thread perfectly.
    Neocolonialism, like neocon, and neoliberalism, is just a bunch of ivory tower academic gobbledygook those with little in the way of intellect use to criticize that which they disagree, but cannot effectively critique because they don't have brains. Of course, the writer of this 'blog' provided great fodder for Shinola critics, some of whom think the same way s/he does.
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    Re: Great NYT article on Shinola and their aspirations

    Quote Originally Posted by liwang22 View Post
    Another reason to hate Shinola. They are exploitive $&@&;:)$ - heads:

    Where American is Made: Shinola as Neo-Colonialism in Detroit | Keep Ypsi Black
    I'm about as far from a Shinola fan as one can get but that write-up is just sad. Some people just want to see what they want to see. Shinola is many things and exploitive IMO is one of them but not in the context this ex Shinola barista believes it to be. I think this person took one too many steam shots to the head while employed there...

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