By Fara WarnerAmerica is still a place people dream about.
Even in Detroit.
But spend a few days at the company’s assembly lines and the tough realities of manufacturing in the U.S. slip away to reveal a deeper story behind the glossy brand.
It’s a story of people who have found labor that fulfills dreams and inspires new ones.
It also was a skilled trade, but it came with a tough test before the job was hers.
Every one who works on the movement line has to assemble dozens of tiny parts and gears—to create the watches’ inner workings. And they have to move fast, as hundreds of watches come off the line every week to fulfill demand.