Shinola Caliber Argonite 5021

Shinola Caliber Argonite 5021

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Shinola Caliber Argonite 5021

Brand Shinola
Caliber Number Argonite 5021
Base Caliber Ronda 5021.D
Type Quartz
Size 12 1/2”’ x 4.40mm thick
Diameter 28.60mm
Battery Cell Number 395
Claimed Battery Life 54 months
Jewels 10
Functions Hours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph central seconds, 30 minutes counter, date
Country of Assembly America
Known Models
The Runwell

The Shinola Argonite 5021 is assembled in USA with parts manufactured in Switzerland. The movement is based on Ronda’s caliber 5021.D.

According to the Ronda website, there are two versions of this movement: a Swiss parts version with 5 jewels and nickel plated finish, and a 10 jewel version with gold plated finish. Interestingly, the Shinola version which is made with Swiss parts, but not Swiss made, has 10 jewels.

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Bob Watch Friend
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Bob Watch Friend

USA Made? Wow that’s a bold statement. I thought USA made or made in USA would mean the parts were actually “made” in USA?

Not Made in USA
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Not Made in USA

That’s the big trend these days… referring to every watch sold by an American based watch related company as American Made. There was a time when American made meant it was made in America, but the laws of making such claims have become loose as the government aims to expand on GDP and deter reliance on countries like China.

Justin
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Justin

It’s assembled in the US with swiss parts, probably not because it’s more expensive labor wise to make the parts here, but because it would be expensive to make the machinery or set up the parts factory in general. The assembly is the labor intensive part of the process anyway, so having american workers assemble it in the age of global products is pretty good. In detroit no-less.

I may be biased because my wife bought me one, but I’ve been very impressed with the quality.

Justin
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Justin

In all honesty it would also be very wasteful and bad for the environment to build new equipment to make the parts for a watch if it’s feasible to get parts from one that’s already standing as well.

Stefan Kassza
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Stefan Kassza

Justin. I agree. I have one as well and love it. Plus, the “Swiss-made parts” factor (at least when it comes to watches) adds some snob – appeal…

Rick in MI
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Rick in MI

I think it’s a big stretch to say these Ronda movement are made in Switzerland. They are mostly produced in China.

Rick in MI
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Rick in MI

I think it’s a big stretch to say these Ronda movement are made in Switzerland. They are mostly produced in Asia — Thailand, I think.

Pedro
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Pedro

It is a joke. Battery lasted 10 (!) months, not 54. I will try to return it, though they are not good with returns. Even to use warranty you need to pay $25.00 first to ship. Btw- case made in China. So is the bracelet.
Stay away.

Justin
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Justin

You could just get a new battery…

garrison
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garrison

sent mine to shinola to get a new battery no problem, no fee, no nothing.

Nick Dolin
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Nick Dolin

Wow…this movement sure does pass through a lot of hands….half of parts made in CN, other half Swiss…then the whole mess is put together in the US, and called US made?

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Jack
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Jack

The real joke are all the Shinola haters fawning over “Swiss Made” watches and movements that are now mostly made in Asia just as much as they accuse Shinola of.

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