Not going to disagree with any of that. At the end of the day it’s down to what the buyer likes but personally I like watches to come from watch companies. Shinola is a brand name from the past that someone bought in order to tap into nostalgia and further the illusion of heritage. They also really over charge for what you get.It has nothing to do with the watch itself, but everything to do with the company and brand, Shinola. Just saying, not judging. I haven't owned one myself, but from what the great great interwebs tells, i basically boils down to false marketing and a pricing that's ridiculous compared to what you get compared to other brands.
I quite like the one you got there - it's a design favourite of mine.