Shinola. Yes you can giggle about the name, but let's move on... Shinola was (re)formed to make the best possible products for reasonable prices, and specifically in the USA. Once a producer of shoe polish (actually they once again make shoe polish for about $8.50 per can), the still new
Shinola has just announced (today) a new type of watch collection it calls the "Great American Series." The first model is The Wright Brothers Limited Edition, and more on that in a moment. The purpose of the Great American Series is to celebrate American inventors, innovators, and all-around important folks.
President Bill Clinton, founder of Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Foundation, visited Shinola in Detroit today. The Foundation has economic empowerment as a core mission, so the visit to Detroit makes sense. It doesn't hurt that Mr. Clinton is a major watch collector. Clinton wore a Timex Ironman and
Filson is an American maker of men's goods which since 2012 has been owned by the same group that owns Detroit-based watch and goods maker Shinola - a further familial (but not directly connected) relation to also American company Fossil. That's just a little bit of background information intended to