August 2016: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Shinola for allegedly falsely marketing its watches as made in Detroit and made in America without adequately disclosing that the quartz movement components (the timekeeping parts) are made in Switzerland and Thailand. (Huber et al v. Shinola/Detroit, LLC and Bedrock Manufacturing Company, LLC, Case No. 16-cv6465, S. D. NY.)
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