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Detroit adds production line of Shinola watches to the list of stuff it makes
The Oakland Press / AP ^ | May 09, 2013 | uncredited

Posted on 05/10/2013 6:16:50 AM PDT by Abathar

Detroit has a long history of making stuff — cars, steel, even popcorn.

Now, the city is home to a manufacturing facility devoted to the production of an item not made at this scale in the U.S. for decades: Wristwatches.

A Dallas-based company has set up a production line for its Shinola brand of watches in Detroit.

Shinola officials say their watch production target for this year is 45,000, to be sold online, at flagship stores in Detroit and New York and at fashion and jewelry retailers and department stores around the country.

(Excerpt) Read more at theoaklandpress.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: detroit; georgecarlin; shinola; shinolawatches
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Not all doom and gloom news from Detroit lately.
1 posted on 05/10/2013 6:16:50 AM PDT by Abathar
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To: Abathar

Hopefully they are good quality. Other wise you wouldn’t be able to tell sh*t from Shinola.


2 posted on 05/10/2013 6:19:54 AM PDT by woofer2425 (Obama inhales immensely!)
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To: Abathar

Manufacturing is good thing — but kids today don’t wear watches.


3 posted on 05/10/2013 6:21:49 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: woofer2425

Probably no one under 40 has ever heard that expression.


4 posted on 05/10/2013 6:22:10 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Abathar
A lot of boutique high end stuff coming out of Detwaa, including a Bicycle with some funky new gearing system....
5 posted on 05/10/2013 6:23:14 AM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: BenLurkin

The watch has gone the way of the buggy whip.


6 posted on 05/10/2013 6:23:43 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Abathar

Shinola is a brand name!!!????

Too funny!


7 posted on 05/10/2013 6:24:01 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (ok)
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To: woofer2425

darn you! I was going to say that! ;-)


8 posted on 05/10/2013 6:26:15 AM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Good news out of Detroit for once.

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Michigan legislative action thread
9 posted on 05/10/2013 6:27:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Abathar
Shinola watches?
Shinola means shoe polishes and waxes in my world.
and I do know SH*t from SHINOLA and Shinola ain't watches.
I smell a Chinese or similar company doing a bad translation of an American word to come up with a cheap product.
Kinda like the Chinese automobile, the "Chery". Cherry = Chevy.
10 posted on 05/10/2013 6:27:45 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Yeah, that’s where the phrase comes from - shoe polish.

You have to tell the difference or your shoes get messed up.


11 posted on 05/10/2013 6:28:59 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: taildragger

Large flat screen TVs are also being assembled in Detroit now too. The components come from china still but the Minnesota company hopes to start manufacturing components around the midwest.


12 posted on 05/10/2013 6:29:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Abathar

There is a lot more going on in Detroit than people realize. Canada has reopened the salt mines under the city. Lots of warehousing and freight related jobs will come with the new bridge.


13 posted on 05/10/2013 6:33:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: woofer2425
Lesson number one
14 posted on 05/10/2013 6:38:29 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died, now Obam covers up the lies.)
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To: cripplecreek

The infrastructure is all there, might need some work but all the money is already in the ground. Really smart investors looking down the road a ways could do a lot worse than Detroit, especially around the river and downtown.


15 posted on 05/10/2013 6:40:24 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: taildragger

JP Morgan just opened some kind of regional HQ in Detroit as well.

The simple fact is that there is a certain degree of freedom to be found in Detroit that is pretty rare in most American cities. You can eat what you want, drink what you want, defend yourself, use paper or plastic, drive what you want etc.


16 posted on 05/10/2013 6:41:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Abathar

I’m happy to see that it is really IN Detroit and not 30 miles outside in a suburb where the unemployment rate is not awful.


17 posted on 05/10/2013 6:42:45 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: MrB

Which is why we always said ‘s*** from apple butter’ instead.


18 posted on 05/10/2013 6:42:58 AM PDT by relictele (A place dedicated to economic, racial and social equality. It was called Jonestown.)
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To: woofer2425; DManA

should add to the similar phrase of “doesn’t know to scratch his watch or wind his a**”

and yes, i can attest that at least ONE person under 40 knows that phrase.


19 posted on 05/10/2013 6:45:01 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: woofer2425

Shinola would be a good name for a rapper, cuz I can’t tell the difference


20 posted on 05/10/2013 6:47:44 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Abathar

Private money is really stepping up and conservatives could retake and rebuild the city for the greatest coup since abolition.

Contrary to popular belief, Detroit is not a liberal city. Its a city with lots of corruption. We’re not seeing a drive for gay marriage, gun control, or green energy coming out of Detroit.


21 posted on 05/10/2013 6:48:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: BenLurkin

Working in close proximity to a university, I can tell you that kids do still wear watches...just cheap digital ones or “costume jewelry” type watches.


22 posted on 05/10/2013 6:48:35 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: BenLurkin

They need to make that 14” model that the little dorks wear around their necks.


23 posted on 05/10/2013 6:51:30 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Army Air Corps

I have nothing against cheap watches — I buy mine at Walmart.

The kids in SoCal, however, prefer to look at their phones if they want to know what time it is.

Things may be different in parts of the country where civilization has yet to collapse.


24 posted on 05/10/2013 6:51:55 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Abathar

“Really smart investors looking down the road a ways could do a lot worse than Detroit, especially around the river and downtown.”

Wise investors might wish to add in the costs of high grade fencing, concertina wire, lighting systems, machine gun towers, rising ammo costs, etc.

Don’t forget the expenses of tail gunners on all company vehicles.

PS What about the increased insurance bills because of arson and degraded fire departments?


25 posted on 05/10/2013 6:53:41 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: Army Air Corps

My nephew is staying with me while he earns money to get an apartment. I encourage him to wear a watch due to the fact that when he applies for a job or talks to a potential landlord, they’ll see it as a sign that he’s interested in being on time and is responsible.


26 posted on 05/10/2013 6:54:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Large flat screen TVs are also being assembled in Detroit now too. The components come from china still but the Minnesota company hopes to start manufacturing components around the midwest.

Really? That would be great!

You wouldn't happen to know which company do you cripple?

Also, I wear a watch and heard the shinola expression and I am probably the second youngest person on this website.

So, I don't know what some of you are talking about.


27 posted on 05/10/2013 6:55:29 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Abathar
I always wondered how the Shinola people felt about that one (the expression) . . . “Hi! I’m the new man from Shinola!” “Hi, how are ya, nice to see ya.”

— George Carlin, Filthy Words (from Occupation: Foole)
And in the same routine, there was something about another expression about not knowing whether to $#!+ or wind your watch . . . Shinola Watches seems to combine the two, perhaps?
28 posted on 05/10/2013 6:58:11 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: KC_Lion

I’m not sure of the brand name but the company is Element Electronics. Apparently these are the only TVs being manufactured in the USA.


29 posted on 05/10/2013 6:59:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: KC_Lion

Story from January.

Element Electronics: America Matters

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/01/11/element-electronics-america-matters/


30 posted on 05/10/2013 7:02:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Element Electronics, the only thing I could find on them is here.

http://www.elementelectronics.com/

But Shinola Watches have a great website.

http://www.shinola.com/


31 posted on 05/10/2013 7:03:37 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: DManA
Probably no one under 40 has ever heard that expression.

Steve Martin explained the difference quite well in the movie "The Jerk."

32 posted on 05/10/2013 7:05:17 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: immadashell

And don’t trust whitey.


33 posted on 05/10/2013 7:06:36 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

My 30somethings have, they grew up on critical thinking stuff like that and “wish in one hand, poop in the other, then see which fills up faster”. What’s funny is to hear them tell their kids the same.


34 posted on 05/10/2013 7:08:58 AM PDT by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: Tupelo

slightly off, this is an american company that makes expensive american watches.

you’re right about shoe polishes... since
“Shinola/Detroit LLC purchased the Shinola name from the defunct shoe polish company, and is now an American manufacturer of watches, bicycles, leather goods, and journals in Detroit.”


35 posted on 05/10/2013 7:09:03 AM PDT by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: X-spurt

I went to the internet to try to find out when the last can of Shinola was made. Can’t find it.


36 posted on 05/10/2013 7:11:37 AM PDT by DManA
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To: VAFreedom

I have some friends who bought an Able Glass franchise and have expanded to 3 shops with one in Detroit.


37 posted on 05/10/2013 7:14:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: KC_Lion

Hey they’ve got Barry’s bike - a girls in pink.


38 posted on 05/10/2013 7:14:39 AM PDT by DManA
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To: cripplecreek

Interesting read on the economics of the Detroit salt mine here.

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~copyrght/image/solstice/sum99/salt.html


39 posted on 05/10/2013 7:15:46 AM PDT by fudimo
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To: DManA
Probably no one under 40 has ever heard that expression.

Does anyone under forty shine their shoes these days?

40 posted on 05/10/2013 7:22:10 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

41 posted on 05/10/2013 7:23:05 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: cripplecreek

Excellent advice. You would be surprised by how many employers notice such things.


42 posted on 05/10/2013 7:54:33 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Abathar

Shinola, shoe polish wrist watches? Will it leave a stain on your wrist? Will it take a spit shine? Is it the same color as s***?

Inquiring minds want to know!


43 posted on 05/10/2013 8:05:32 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (When someone burns a cross on your lawn, the best firehose is an AK-47.)
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To: cripplecreek

At that price point, they should offer a good automatic movement instead of a quartz one.


44 posted on 05/10/2013 8:11:57 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Abathar

Nice retro looking watches. I hope they do well.

What will happen is that:

1. They will get a name as a hand built watch.
2. Their sales will increase.
3. The Money guy will demand increased production.
4. They will build bigger/more facilities.
5. Labor Union(s) will get involved.
Leading to;
6. Machine made in China (or worse).


45 posted on 05/10/2013 8:15:59 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Plan "B" is now Plan "A")
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To: Abathar

so the locals will have something to pawn at Les Gold’s...


46 posted on 05/10/2013 8:26:13 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BenLurkin

Bitter ugly union organizing attempt commencing in 3.....2.....1......


47 posted on 05/10/2013 8:26:48 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Army Air Corps

Decent shoes are another little detail I’ve heard that potential employers notice.


48 posted on 05/10/2013 8:50:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Abathar

Shinola? What a crazy name. It reminds me of a phrase that begins with another s word.....


49 posted on 05/10/2013 8:51:14 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: cripplecreek

Correct. Generally, dress like a competent adult.


50 posted on 05/10/2013 8:52:46 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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