The engine of a Shinola watch is the Argonite movement, assembled in our Detroit factory from Swiss and other imported parts. The complex assembly of each movement requires highly-trained craftspeople skilled at assembling miniature parts with the utmost precision. The movement is tested at every step of assembly to ensure top performance.
Once the movement is tested, it gets attached to the dial, the hands are set, and it is secured in a stainless steel case. The case is then closed, and the backplate is attached. Each fully-assembled watch undergoes pressure testing to check for an atmosphere-proof seal and proper fitting of the stainless steel case, gaskets, and sapphire crystal. After the watchcase is rigorously evaluated, it is fitted with either a leather strap or stainless steel bracelet. The end result is a beautiful timepiece assembled in our state-of-the-art Detroit factory and built to last a lifetime.
For further detail on the origins of our components, please visit our FAQ section here, click on “Are all Shinola products made in America” for a full list.