Shinola caliber Argonite 1069 Ronda movement

Shinola Caliber Argonite 1069

Shinola caliber Argonite 1069 Ronda movement

Brand Shinola
Caliber Number Argonite 1069
Base Caliber Ronda 1069
Movement Type Quartz
Lignes 6 3/4”’ x 8”’
Diameter
15.3mm x 17.8mm
Height 2.30mm thick
Jewels 6
Frequency
32,768 Hz
Battery Cell Number 321 (standard) / 364/363 (high capacity)
Claimed Battery Life 25 months (321) / 34 months (364/363)
Functions Central hours; central minutes; small seconds
Hacking Seconds?
Yes
Country of Assembly America
Known Models
Runwell 41mm, Runwell 45mm

The Shinola Argonite 1069 is assembled in USA with parts manufactured in Switzerland. The movement is based on Ronda’s caliber 1069.

Some of the topics covered in this caliber listing:

Jewel Count:

According to the Ronda website, there are two versions of this movement: a Swiss parts version with 2 jewels and nickel plated finish, and a 6 jewel version with gold plated finish. Interestingly, the Shinola version which is made with Swiss parts, but not Swiss made, has 6 jewels.

Battery Cell:

As Bruce pointed out in the comments below, the chart above shows that this movement can take a 321 watch battery, but the photos of the actual movement show a 364/363 battery. The 321 is a standard battery. The 364 is a high capacity battery. The 321 should get you around 25 months, whereas the 364 can stretch the lifespan out to 34 months. Typically, most brands just put a 321 in the base Ronda 1069 movement, but it appears that Shinola went with the longer lasting 364/363.

Replacement Value:

Replacement prices for the Ronda 1069 base movement were found in the range of $12.95 – $18.95

Shinola caliber Argonite 1069 Ronda movement

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj8FqpAGLd4

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Shinola Quartz Watches
6 years ago

[…] actually quite a difference. The Aragonite Movement as Shinola calls it is just an upgraded Ronda (Shinola Caliber Argonite 1069 Watch Movement | CaliberCorner.com). Aside from that, these watches are just flat out overpriced. When I look at what Detroit Watch […]

Jack
Jack
6 years ago

So Detroit Watch Company uses a cheap Miiyota movement that can be repkaced for about the same price, and is less accurate. Big deal. I find interesting this site never identifies ETA mechanical movement replacement movements; as Frederico Talks Watches, they go for about $20 when bought in bulk, too. For that matter, this site never agonizes over how most of the parts in a Swiss watch are made in Asia and thd whole mess slapped together in Switzerland; perfectly legit as long as the company’s cost accohntant sonehow convinces authorities 60% of “the cost” is Swiss. Since Asia’s “cost”… Read more »

Kris
Kris
6 years ago
Reply to  Jack

Shinola isn’t shit because they have Chinese cases. They are shit because they marketed themselves as a MADE IN USA company at the beginning. They basically lied their way into the market. Maybe you are new to Shinola, but they pissed a lot of people off. I sold my Run Well because of it.

Jack
Jack
6 years ago
Reply to  Kris

That’s more of a comment on marketing strategy than on the quality of the watch. “Swiss Made” is a dicey proposition, too.

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Shinola Watches: Made in USA, Swiss, or China? | KeepTheTime Video Reviews
6 years ago

[…] Shinola Argonite 1069 (aka Ronda 1069) is a quartz movement powered by a battery cell number 321. The battery is supposed […]

Jack
Jack
6 years ago

Keying on a smartphone made me garble my comment. I meant, when the site mentions an ETA movement specific to a watch, it doesn’t mention even mechanical ETAs can be bought in bulk for $20 (per Frederico). But somehow, when it’s a Shinola watch, it feels the need to mention the price of the Ronda movement. By the way, Ronda movements go for closer to $100 retail. I detect a lot of anti-Shinola bias, such as making a big deal out of the cases being Chinese. You know a lot of “Swiss Made” watches have Chinese cases and huge amounts… Read more »

Jerry Talks Watches
Jerry Talks Watches
6 years ago
Reply to  Jack

Are you sure you don’t mean $200 lol? Most ETA movements are $150.00 – $250.00 give or take.

Jack
Jack
6 years ago

m.alibaba.com/showroom/eta-movement.html

Scroll down to where you can see that price range.

You’re Welcome!

Jerry Talks Watches
Jerry Talks Watches
6 years ago
Reply to  Jack

This guy is a troll, delete his comments. The rotor alone on an ETA 2824 is over $20.00 then he posts links to Alibaba fake watches.

Jack
Jack
6 years ago

Please.

Listen to Frederico taljs watches about ETA movements. Is Frederico troll? Is he misinformed? Listen to where he brings up the costs of ETA.

https://youtu.be/NyIdkhObIA8

Bruce Robin
Bruce Robin
6 years ago

The pictures of the 1069 movement clearly show a 364/363 battery but the text claims it uses a 321. Which is it?

Bruce Robin
Bruce Robin
6 years ago
Reply to  calibercorner

I opened it up and it was a 364 which I had on hand (Maxcell SR621SW silver oxide). Wife is very happy now.

Bruce Robin
Bruce Robin
6 years ago

BTW, to the know models list, you can add 45mm which is what my wife has.

Juan
Juan
5 years ago

What’s the movement holder material made of? Some type of black plastic or was it a foam type of material?

Karl Espinoza
Karl Espinoza
5 years ago
Reply to  Juan

I changed the battery in mine by myself and it was a textured black plastic part.

Karl Espinoza
Karl Espinoza
5 years ago
Reply to  Karl Espinoza

BTW, I should mention I did so thanks to the info on this this site. Thank you for the excellent source of information!

Juan
Juan
5 years ago
Reply to  Karl Espinoza

Awesome thanks for the reply

Jeffrey Bijur
Jeffrey Bijur
3 years ago

I liketheArgonite 1969 Watch But I Can Not find any information ! Is It for sale ?

Bruce A Robin
Bruce A Robin
3 years ago
Reply to  Jeffrey Bijur

Search for Argonite 1069 – not 1969 and you’ll find them.

Matthew Nielsen
Matthew Nielsen
2 years ago

I would sure love a Shinola with this movement and few complications, to find out just how good it is.

CORNWALL BUTTERSTONE
CORNWALL BUTTERSTONE
9 months ago

20 dollar movement in a 1500 dollar watch, that’s how Shinola rolls… what a joke.

Mark Up North
Mark Up North
6 months ago

I just ordered the 10 year anniversary Runwell with the Argonite 1069 movement. It was only 36% of that price. Limited to 1,000 pieces. I feel like I got a hell of a deal thanks to your comment lmao!

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