Shinola-Detroit Automatic Station Agent 45mm
Stock # 501-00399 In Stock
Introducing the Station Agent Runwell Automatic, our first Runwell Automatic with a sub-second dial. This evolution of our flagship watch is inspired by the Station Agents that tended to American railways at the height of travel by train. Responsible for the comings and goings of millions, a Station Agent knew the value of every single second—and they needed a watch that could keep up. The Station Agent Runwell Automatic is a tribute to those timekeepers.
Stay on track and on time with the sub-second dial. Watch the Station Agent’s engine—the Swiss-made SW260-1 Sellita Movement—at work through the sapphire crystal exhibition window. From the solid stainless steel case to the Cattail Grizzly leather strap, it’s a watch fit for every occasion, no matter where you’re headed. The uniquely crafted dial features a matte vellum texture and Super-LumiNova on the hands that’s color-matched to aged radium found on vintage watches.
As tribute to how Detroit and Michigan Central Station have risen from the ashes time and time again, the bespoke Runwell Automatic Station Agent box is treated with fire and embossed with the motto of Detroit, and includes an exclusive story booklet and brass badge
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.