by Stephen Garner

Detroit-based Shinola has launched a new iteration of its flagship timepiece – The Runwell.  The updated field watch style, which debuted earlier this month, is inspired by Detroit’s history of resilience, innovation under pressure, and determination.

This updated style serves as Shinola’s take on old-school field watches, harkening back to the times when Detroit factories pivoted to produce hundreds of thousands of military vehicles, parts, and military planes during World War II.

Durable, rugged, and built to last, the Runwell Field Watch is rated at 10 ATM and features a sandblasted stainless-steel case plated with a hard coating for extra durability. 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. And, the new quick-release nylon strap is also a utilitarian element of the watch: thicker with a heavier weight, it’s more rugged, and its square weave makes it distinct from any other Shinola nylon strap. 

Priced at $650, the Runwell Field Watch is now available at Shinola stores and