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Shinola's Jackie Robinson Products

Postby TemerityB » April 17th 2017, 11:14am

From Forbes;



Shinola’s Great Americans Series honors heroes from the United States’s history; these are generally individuals such as Maya Angelou and the Wright Brothers who helped shape America’s culture in a positive way. The fifth installment of this interesting series of watches honors Jackie Robinson, who is best known for being the first African-American baseball player in the major leagues when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Lesser known is that he was also a human rights activist and an entrepreneur, also becoming the first African-American to serve as a vice-president of a major American corporation along the way.

Shinola’s latest specialty watch is available only in a limited edition of 442 pieces (“42” was Robinson’s now-retired number), but it is sold as part of a packaged gift set that includes a mini pennant, a set of three pins, and a four-pack of postcards. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to the non-profit Jackie Robinson Foundation, an organization that addresses the financial needs of minority students aspiring to attend college and helps place them in jobs and internships. The Jackie Robinson Foundation was established by Jackie’s wife, Rachel in 1973.


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Re: Shinola's Jackie Robinson Products

Postby Racer-X » April 17th 2017, 11:52am

Nice looking watch and not so thick for a change. But a $1,500 Quartz from a company willing to put their name on a toilet seat? Hmm, not so sure about that.
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Postby conjurer » April 17th 2017, 11:56am

I'm not too sure how I feel about this.
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Re: Shinola's Jackie Robinson Products

Postby 3Flushes » April 17th 2017, 12:49pm

conjurer wrote:I'm not too sure how I feel about this.


I don't like it. I don't like it at all.

Limited editions, special editions, cheap swag included, like these painted pins and post cards (so you can send them to your best pals to show them what a maroon you are) hats, warlets, certificates of authenticity, and whatnot all just amounts to paying $1500 for a $200- $250 watch, which in and of itself is really pretty nice looking.

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Re: Shinola's Jackie Robinson Products

Postby foghorn » April 17th 2017, 1:54pm

While I do like the Shinolas and Filson that I have I do have to say that they have jumped that shark.
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Re: Shinola's Jackie Robinson Products

Postby Rusty » April 17th 2017, 6:12pm

I love the watch...and by Thanksgiving it will available at my local TJ Maxx for $149......
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Re: Shinola's Jackie Robinson Products

Postby eddiea » April 17th 2017, 8:11pm

Overpriced quartz, Invicta-like inflated retail prices in relation to the real value....pass
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Re: Shinola's Jackie Robinson Products

Postby biglove » April 17th 2017, 8:50pm

A $200 watch that has nothing to do with the historical figure it supposedly is a tribute to, and at a ridiculous MSRP.

I am going to have to say Shinola has gone to shit.
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Re: Shinola's Jackie Robinson Products

Postby Mortuus » April 18th 2017, 12:28am

Racer-X wrote:Nice looking watch and not so thick for a change. But a $1,500 Quartz from a company willing to put their name on a toilet seat? Hmm, not so sure about that.

Yeppers... :???:
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Re: Shinola's Jackie Robinson Products

Postby Mortuus » April 18th 2017, 12:32am

Rusty wrote:I love the watch...and by Thanksgiving it will available at my local TJ Maxx for $149......

i hoap u r rite ubowt dat, ass eye wood lyke dat wartch...an them bazebawl hatts, 2...
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Re: Shinola's Jackie Robinson Products

Postby bedlam » April 18th 2017, 4:47am

foghorn wrote:While I do like the Shinolas and Filson that I have I do have to say that they have jumped that shark.

I have a Filson backpack. They managed to combine the best possible workmanship with some really poor design choices that only really became apparent with use. Frustrating.

Shinola feels a little the opposite...goodish designs combined with average build choices and a hilariously try-hard backstory.
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Re: Shinola's Jackie Robinson Products

Postby conjurer » April 18th 2017, 9:36am

conjurer wrote:I'm not too sure how I feel about this.


After some quiet reflection on the subject, filled with angst, and consulting some important books on philosophy, design and horology, I now know how I feel about this.

That watch makes me fucking puke my fucking guts out, while hammering a Cabriole table leg up my rectum.
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Re: Shinola's Jackie Robinson Products

Postby hcharles » April 18th 2017, 9:46am

conjurer wrote:
conjurer wrote:I'm not too sure how I feel about this.

That watch makes me fucking puke my fucking guts out, while hammering a Cabriole table leg up my rectum.


But you could apply some Shinola shoe polish to the cabriole table leg to make hammering up your rectum easier.
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Re: Shinola's Jackie Robinson Products

Postby Thunder1 » April 18th 2017, 9:52am

What does Jackie Robinson have to do w/ the Motor City, anyway..I agree, $1,500.00 for a $250.00 watch is what it is...
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