Aug 20, 201410:48 AMWhat's in Store
Shinola Watches Now Available at Mountz Jewelers
Mountz Jewelers, Central Pennsylvania’s expert jewelers and source for GIA certified loose diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry, announces that they now offer a wide selection of Shinola handcrafted watches. Proudly built in America Shinola watches are available at all three Mountz Jewelers locations.
Shinola, founded in 2011 and taking its name from the revered shoe polish company that rose to fame in America during World War II, is the maker of handcrafted watches for men and women, as well as bicycles, leather goods and journals. The brand set out to assemble watches at scale in the United States for the first time in more than 40 years, and it proudly chose Detroit, a city rich in U.S. manufacturing history, as the location for its global headquarters for watch and leather factories.
All Shinola watches feature Argonite movement, signifying the watches are hand-assembled in the Argonaut building in downtown Detroit, former home of General Motor’s legendary design teams until the end of the 20th Century. Using 46+ Swiss-made components from partner Ronda AG, one of the only independent movement manufacturers left in Switzerland, Shinola watches feature leather straps sourced from American tanneries, stainless steel bracelets and PVD, yellow gold or rose gold bracelets. Known as Physical Vapor Deposition, this application was developed by the military to seal metal, thus reducing scraping and wear.
Mountz will offer popular Shinola men’s styles including the Runwell, Runwell Sport Chronograph and the Brakeman. Women’s styles will include the sophisticated Birdy and the Gomelsky. Retail prices range from $475 to $1,125, and all watches come with a limited lifetime warranty.