We’ve definitely a soft spot for American outdoor lifestyle brands here at Coolector HQ and it is undoubtedly the case that we’re borderline obsessed with timepieces so you can understand our delight when we discovered that one of the USA’s finest outdoor accessories and lifestyle brands, Filson, had decided that now is the time to begin making timepieces and we’re thrilled to report that they certainly don’t disappoint.
Filson are a Seattle based brand who have been in operation since 1897 so they’ve definitely got the requisite heritage to begin producing timepieces and we’re pleased to see that they’re not just doing things by numbers and are dedicated to actually producing high quality watches that are both wonderfully stylish and as resilient as you’d expect from a brand famed for their excellent array of outdoor goods.
With a tagline of “gear as tough as the men who wore it” you know these watches are going to deliver on the ruggedness stakes and we’re in no doubt that their design and components will impress as well. Filson have teamed up with another favourite of ours here at Coolector HQ, Shinola, to create their impeccable timepieces and you know they are in a safe pair of hands with the excellent Detroit based watchmakers. Take a look at a few of the watches on offer from Filson below:
Filson watches start at a price point of $625 and go up to $1,100 and their brilliant looking timepieces are available for pre-order now. Made in Shinola’s factory in Detroit from Swiss components and with Shinola’s trademark Argonite movement, these extraordinary timepieces from one of Seattle’s most respected outdoor brands don’t disappoint from a performance point of view and with over 20 different styles of watch to choose from, you are sure to be able to find a variety that suits your design tastes.
Whilst they are obviously newcomers to the world of watchmaking, Filson have clearly got off on the right foot and by utilising the skills of Shinola, they are sure to go from strength to strength and they are undoubtedly one of our watchmakers to watch out for in 2015 here at Coolector HQ.
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