MB&F took a break from making watches and made a music machine. It’s completely worthless and beautiful all at the same time.
See Hodinkee for more details.
The Ricoh GR has been the pocket camera of choice for street photographers for years… More recently, they have become a hipster accessory, but that doesn’t mean Ricoh wasn’t taking it seriously when they decided to create the latest version. In fact, this little APS-C powered monster looks to be great on paper.
Shinola is one of those freshly bred companies coming out of Detroit with an eye on rejuvenation. Together with Ronda (swiss movement manufacturer) they have trained a number of new watch makers and have moved into a 30,000 square foot shop in D-Town with the plan to being the art form back to the states.
I love this idea… and I love this watch. $550 is a hell of a deal too.
I’ve made it a habit to buy American when I can. In fact, I guess you could say that I go out of my way to do so… and not for political reasons, but for reasons of pride. Through those efforts I’ve found that many American made objects aren’t simply “better” or of higher quality, but just more expensive than their foreign made counterparts. And then, there are the goods that are really MADE in America with obvious pride and craftsmanship. When I find these goods, I’m a customer for life.