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The special-edition Runwell Field Watch, or RFW, is a timepiece that celebrates the Motor City’s innovation, can-do spirit, and military grit during the Second World War—and the indelible difference it made in history.
The RFW’s carbide coated Stainless steel case is six times harder, for an extra durable and scratch resistant watch. With an enhanced depth rating of 10 ATM, this rugged watch can take just about anything you throw at it. The simple, utilitarian dial features thick printed luminous numbers and indices with a white outline —and the crystal has an anti-reflective coating for extra visibility. The new quick release nylon watch strap is also a utilitarian element of this durable watch: thicker with a heavier weight, it’s more rugged, and its square weave makes it distinct from any other Shinola nylon watch strap. It’s the kind of highly-durable, scratch-resistant, everyday watch you want on your wrist whether you’re scouting the great outdoors or rolling up your sleeves and getting the job done.
Why not accept that manufacturing is gone from this country? Why not let the rust and weeds finish what they started? Why not just embrace the era of disposability? And why didn't we buy a warmer coat before we moved here? Through three Detroit winters, we’ve asked ourselves these questions. And worked not to find our answer, but to build it. Because we don't think American manufacturing ever failed for being too good. Our worst didn't come when we were at our best. It happened when we thought good was good enough. It's a tall order to return to form, but we're up for it. We’re starting with the reinvigoration of a storied American brand, and a storied American city. Because we believe in the beauty of industry. The glory of manufacturing. We know there’s not just history in Detroit, there is a future. It’s why we are here. Making an investment in skill, at scale. Creating a community that will thrive through excellence of craft and pride of work. Where we will reclaim the making of things that are made well. And define American luxury through American quality.