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Shinola Caliber Argonite 5021

Shinola Caliber Argonite 5021

Shinola Caliber Argonite 5021

BrandShinola
Caliber NumberArgonite 5021
Base CaliberRonda 5021.D
TypeQuartz
Size12 1/2”’ x 4.40mm thick
Diameter28.60mm
Battery Cell Number395
Claimed Battery Life54 months
Jewels10
FunctionsHours, minutes, small seconds, chronograph central seconds, 30 minutes counter, date
Country of AssemblyAmerica
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
Bob Watch Friend
• 5 years ago

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
Not Made in USA
• 5 years ago

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
Justin
• 3 years ago

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… Read more »

Justin
Justin
• 3 years ago

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
Stefan Kassza
• 1 year ago

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
Rick in MI
• 2 years ago

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
Rick in MI
• 2 years ago

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
Pedro
• 2 years ago

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
Justin
• 2 years ago

You could just get a new battery…

garrison
garrison
• 1 year ago

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

Rob V
Rob V
• 3 months ago

I Have a Zodiac with the same # movement, Ronda Swiss made.. probably worn for at least 10 years and not sure I’ve put more than 3 batteries in it…can only remember 2x….

Nick Dolin
Nick Dolin
• 2 years ago

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
Jack
• 2 years ago

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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Todd A Hoskins
Todd A Hoskins
• 5 months ago

I do not not own a shinola but I do live in Detroit. American made. Funny how everyone has a problem with that description in a little watch but no one seems to care about the countless other products that are described in a similar fashion. For instance automobiles “made in the US” that are actually only assembled here from upwards of 70 to 90 percent foriegn sourced parts. Hanging on to the this “Swiss… Read more »

Rob V
Rob V
• 3 months ago

Have the same movement in a Zodiac Seadragon, but mine Says 10 Jewels Swiss only in gold finish Had and worn for probably at least 10 maybe up to 12 years now… Despite occasionally getting moisture in it over that time span a few times and opening it up to dry it out, (and is currently now…I wear it in the pool and sauna regularly) Always kept good time, Stop watch function still works. might… Read more »