Greetings to all. I do apologize for any "controversy" that I may have caused. It certainly was not intended. Also - I took no ill will in being shown another forum.... that is, actually, why I performed a forum search on the Shinola before posting!
It was probably a weak first post, to be fair. The Shinola is not the extent of my collection. I am blessed to own several Cartiers, a Rolex and a Montblanc. I was recently deep in conversation on purchasing a Nomos Tangente... as well as a Panarai for my wedding (which, recently, was called off). I really do not mean to brag... I do not think my collection is anything to brag about... but I just mean to offer as a point of reference as to *why* exactly I chose to post the Shinola in the first place.
I think that, at times, it's easy to get caught in the finer watch categories. What I meant to do was simply point out that, wow, I'm really blown away by a very simple $850 Shinola that was given to me as a gift. I even recently purchased a Timex Field watch for $50. Why? I don't know. It felt very... nostalgic? After I got the Timex and the Shinola I ran around various websites purchasing silly nylon nato straps to interchange. My Shinola and Timex have become my mood ring in the office. It's fun.
Anywho... I look forward to joining you all in this thread. Some of you have very similar tastes to mine.... and I can live vicariously through your posts!