Detrola watches are a collection from the controversial Shinola watch brand and were named in honor of an influential Detroit-based Radio manufacturing company from the 1930s, The Detrola Radio & Television Corporation.
Today we want to talk about the Shinola Detrola watch collection and their best ones. Read the Shinola Detrola Watches Review at Saatsaz Watch.
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Shinola Detrola Watches Review
Detrola watches were a fascinating project for Shinola as they could experiment with different modern and fun designs for the youth, as well as using different materials such as recycled ocean plastic waste that polluted our beloved Earth’s oceans.
Detrola watches come in diversely varied and allow you to pick between many vibrant and unique designs inspired by Wolverine, and Spartans, Sea Creatures. Which Detrola watch would you choose?
List of All Detrola Collection Watches and Prices
- The Sea Creatures 40mm – $450
- The Saprtan Detrola 43mm – $425
- The Wolverine Detrola 43mm – $425
- The OBP Detrola 43mm – $395
- The Pinky Detrola 43mm – $395
- The Model D Detrola 43mm – $395
- The Daily Wear Detrola 43mm – $395
- The Detrola Clock – $195
Top 3 Best Shinola Detrola Watches + short review
Among the Detrola watch collection, there were three watches that stood out among the rest, and we are going to introduce them briefly:
1. Shinola Sea Creatures Detrola watch
Since its release, the new-arrival Sea Creatures watch has caught the attention of American watch enthusiasts. It has a colorful design and yet is durable. Most parts of this watch are made of upcycled ocean plastic waste, such as its squircle shape case.
The Detrola Sea Creatures 40mm comes in various dial and case colors, such as: yellow, black, and blue. But this translucent whalebone case and dial are the most unique.
Detrola Sea Creatures watch is valued at $450, but it is one step ahead of the other Detrola watches as it features the Argonite 715 quartz movement, higher case durability, unidirectional dive bezel, and water resistance up to 100 meters / 330 feet, which is good for swimming and water actives, but not diving.
It would be a pity to praise this gorgeous watch. If you want more details on this watch, check out our article about the Shinola Sea Creatures Review.
2. Shinola OBP Detrola watch
The OBP Detrola 43mm watch is yet another environment-friendly watch from Shinola, and we can say it has a less youthful design that the Sea Creatures watch.
Shinola OBP watch’s dial and matte 43mm case are made of natural translucent #tide ocean material® that make the Swiss Argonite 705 quartz movement, along with its calendar wheel, visible from the front face.
The Super-LumiNova on the colorful hands and numerals glows in the dark and makes the Detrola OBP watch unique, while the durable double-domed K1 crystal protects them. This watch also features a screw-down crown and the ability to resist water up to 50m / 165ft, which is safe for bathing and against light rain.
This watch comes with an eye-catching midnight blue woven strap that is also made from upcycled ocean-bound plastic waste. All in all, with all these features, The OBP Detrola 43mm watch has a price of $395 at the official Shinola Webshop.
3. Shinola Pinky Detrola watch
The Pinky Detrola woman’s watch still offers the same youthfulness in design as the other Detrola watches. This watch features a Shiny rose gold PVD-coated stainless steel core, along with a polished and glossy TR90 resin case. The subtle pink silicone strap goes so well with the core and case colors. Also, the pink Super-LumiNova hands and numerals look beautiful with the Cream dial and its calendar aperture at 3 o’clock.
The Pinky Detrola 43mm watch proves that feminine does not mean fragile. This watch runs on a decent Swiss Ronda Argonite 705 quartz movement that is visible from the case back and is protected by a durable K1 double domed crystal.
The Pinky watch’s screw down crown increases its cuteness, along with the watch’s durability and water resistance, which makes The Detrola Pinky watch water resistant for 5 ATM and safe for walks in light rain and short baths.
You can buy the women’s Pinky Detrola 43mm watch from Shinola’s Official website also for $395. The price tag might seem a little bit high, but in our opinion, based on the high durability and build quality, decent Swiss movement, and every little detail that Shinola put in their timepieces, the price is justified.
Keep in mind that all of these Detrola watches come with the Shinola 3-Year Limited Warranty as well as free services for the Duration.
Detrola Collection consists of many decent watches that have (at least) two things in common: Vibrant and youthful designs, high-quality craftsmanship, and parts such as its Swiss-made Argonite quartz movements.
They may be slightly higher in price compared to other quartz movement watches, but don’t let that stop you. Bear in mind that you can be sure of their quality and warranties and may help the ocean and Detroit via your purchase.
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