Earlier this week we brought you the top three best Cartier Watch of 2016. Well now it is time to round out your watch collection with the top contenders for Shinola watches.

Shinola — it’s a name many Americans well remember. Once a black boot polish used during wartime to keep boots looking great, the brand had a legendary following. Then, just a few years ago, the Shinola name was purchased and has re-emerged as a brand intent on offering everything from watches to bicycles, and from leather goods to audio goods — all with some portion of production here in the USA. This year, Shinola had several outstanding watches to attest to its once-again strong following. Here we bring you three top contenders.

Shinola Guardian


A versatile watch that can easily be dressed up or down, The Guardian offers key Shinola DNA accents, including wire lugs, signature screw-down crown, soft surfaces, and  a brand new rounded square shape. Named for the building that sits at 500 Griswold Street in Detroit, where Shinola’s main workshops are located, the Guardian is an affordable take on time.

Shinola Cass


Opting for a square shape to breath exciting new life into a predominantly round watch world, Shinola unveils the Cass. The stainless steel watch features a simple navy mother-of-pearl dial with railroad tracking on the outer edge and square seconds sundial at 6:00. A double-wrap leather strap and wire lugs offer fashion-forward appeal and comfort.

Gomelsky By Shinola


The newest addition to the brand’s Gomelsky line features the use of gemstones for dials. This version offers a malachite and sandstone dial with 56 diamonds surrounded by a polished stainless steel case. It is one of the more expensive watches in the Shinola lineup thanks to the gemstones, but still comes in at a nice price.

Stop in any time to see our complete lineup of Shinola watches.

December 16, 2016