After yesterday’s Seiko recommendation, I fielded quite a few emails about my own patriotism. Here’s one such example:

“Why on earth would you recommend a Chinese made watch when you could recommend a Shinola – a watch quite literally made in Detroit?”

The answer is simple – Shinola is full of shit. I like their watches and even appreciate the side effects of a big money corporation trying to monetize and market Detroit’s peril, but I just can’t get onboard with what is so obviously bullshit. Read this.

If you want an “Americanish” made watch, there are much better options. MKII and Kobold are just two examples of scrappy little companies that work hard to keep their product’s American heritage in check without selling you a line of shit.