The special-edition Shinola Runwell 41mm 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.
The carbide coating on the sandblasted, stainless steel case is so tough, it is six times more scratch resistant. It has a 10 ATM rating—water resistant to a depth of 100 meters. The glass is an anti-reflective, double-domed sapphire crystal that’s second only to diamond in hardness.
All this durability helps protect the high-accuracy Argonite 703 quartz movement, which drives the hours, minutes, and seconds with precision.
WWII helped popularize the wristwatch—officers needed to know the time with just a glance. As such, our RFW strap is crafted from nylon with a rugged, thick square weave that’s both strong and comfortable on the wrist, for quick and easy visibility.
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• Swiss quartz movement, Argonite 703
• screw down crown
• carbide-coated stainless steel case and caseback
• orange dial with Super-LumiNova hands and numerals
• double domed sapphire crystal
• water resistant to 100 metres
• rugged woven nylon quick-release strap
diameter: 41 mm
height: 10.1 mm
lug width: 20 mm
In 2012, Shinola opened the first watch factory to be opened in the United States in nearly 50 years, transforming 12,000 square feet of raw space into a state-of-the-art factory in Detroit. Shinola’s production line combines meticulous hand-assembly with advanced technology to ensure that their watches are both beautiful and built to last. Their factory assembles between 500 and 700 watches per day with more than 30 people participating in the assembly of a single watch. Shinola also has its very own in-house leather factory, where many of their leather watch straps are sewn. All watches come with a lifetime guarantee.
Shinola is an American design brand with an unwavering commitment to crafting lasting products, from watches to leather goods and even a hotel. All of Shinola’s designs celebrate timeless aesthetics and thoughtful craftsmanship with products that inspire people to live well and be confident in a style that is uniquely their own.