Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers, posed and ready to swing. Photo by Bob Sandberg.
Shinola Watches came up with a unique idea for a new line of watches called the Great American Series collection. This collection is made up of limited edition wristwatches that are made to honor and commemorate an American icon who had a positive effect on American culture. So far the Great American Series collection has made watches to honor Henry Ford, the Wright brothers, Maya Angelou, Muhamad Ali, and their latest addition, Jackie Robinson.
The limited edition Jackie Robinson wristwatch set was released April 15, 2017. The release date is important because it marks the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s first time on the field playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson was the first African American athlete to play in Major League Baseball, playing through adversity and breaking the color barrier. It is because of Robinson’s lasting impact on American history as well as American culture that Shinola created a limited edition timepiece in his honor.
The 42-mm stainless steel Jackie Robinson watch includes a midnight blue dial and alligator brown strap. The strap lining is also blue, and the case back is engraved with the number 42 to honor Robinson’s now retired number. The watch also comes with a memorabilia set that includes a small custom score book, pins, postcards, and a mini pennant. The entire set costs a total of $1,500 and is now available online for purchase. For more information about the limited edition Jackie Robinson timepiece or Shinola’s Great American Series visit www.shinola.com.
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