If you already know one factor about me (apart from my penchant for GMT watches), it’s that I’m a little bit of a fanboy relating to watches from Shinola, since they’re in-built my outdated hometown. Now, they’ve embraced the practice historical past of Detroit with the Shinola Station Agent.
Now, chances are you’ll be questioning – what do you imply, the practice historical past of Detroit? While we have a tendency to think about trains for commuting and shifting freight, passenger service nonetheless exists, and naturally it had a a lot bigger footprint not that way back. That’s the place this watch is available in. As Shinola places it:
Nothing embodies what a Station Agent is about just like the story of Michigan Central Station on December twenty seventh, 1913. The outdated wood station caught fireplace within the afternoon; by dinnertime, trains have been working easily out and in of the brand new Michigan Central Station, which wasn’t alleged to open for an additional week. Reporters within the Free Press mentioned nary a suitcase nor postcard was misplaced. Thanks, in no small half, to the watchful eye (and seconds hand) of the Station Agent.
As tribute to how the town and the station have risen from the ashes time and time once more, the bespoke Runwell Automatic Station Agent field is handled with fireplace and embossed with the motto of Detroit and consists of an unique story booklet and brass badge.
So, yeah, there’s undoubtedly a linkage there (and I can say I’ve taken the present iteration – Amtrak – alongside these rails. Never on time, although…) We’ve seen Shinola watches with computerized actions earlier than (of their dive watches), however the Shinola Station Agent places it into their in style Runwell design, full with an exhibition caseback. Again, it’s a disgrace to see the Shinola “badge” lacking from the caseback, however they’re displaying off what they constructed.
Around entrance, the Shinola Station Agent could be very a lot a Runwell, albeit with the small seconds on the dial. In phrases of coloration scheme, it’s bought some pseudo-vintage really feel, with the white dial and aged luminous paint. Paired on the included brown strap, it’s bought a pleasant informal really feel; I believe you may simply swap in a black leather-based strap and transfer it to a dressier watch in case you needed.
The new Shinola Station Agent is obtainable now for $1,450 instantly from shinola.com
Tech Specs from Shinola
|CASE BACK PLATE||Signature Iconic Caseback Plate with Laser-Etched Serial Number|
|MOVEMENT TYPE||Three Hand Date Automatic|
|DIAL COLOR DETAIL||White|
|BAND MATERIAL||Leather Strap|
|STRAP TYPE||Quick Release|
|STRAP LENGTH||120mm x 80mm|
|STRAP COLOR DETAIL||Cattail Grizzly|
|CASE MATERIAL||Stainless Steel|
|CASE PLATING||Stainless Steel|
|TOP RING PLATING||Stainless Steel|
|TOP RING FINISH||Polished|
|CROWN PLATING||Stainless Steel|
|BUCKLE PLATING||Stainless Steel|
|DEPTH RATING||5 ATM|