Shinola just unveiled a new rendition of their Runwell Automatic – The Station Agent.
The Station Agent
The Station Agent was the timekeeper of American railways. From the east coast to the west, Station Agents were responsible for millions of passengers getting from point A to B without missing a second. The Station Agent Runwell Automatic is the first Runwell Automatic with a small seconds sub-dial and full exhibition window.
Michigan Central Station
Nothing embraces more what a Station Agent is about, than the Michigan Central Station’s story on December 27th, 1913. The old wooden station caught fire in the afternoon. However, by dinnertime, the trains were already running smoothly out of the new Michigan Central Station, which wasn’t supposed to open for another week. Reporters said neither a suitcase nor a postcard was out of place. Thanks, in no small part, to the watchful eye (and seconds hand) of the Station Agent. As a tribute to how the city and the station have risen from the ashes time and time again, the bespoke Runwell Automatic Station Agent box is treated with fire and embossed with Detroit’s motto. It includes an exclusive story booklet and brass badge.
Runwell – The Station Agent Automatic 45mm
The Station Agent is powered by the Swiss-made SW260-1 Sellita Movement, visible through the sapphire crystal see-through case back. The watch is a perfect fit for any occasion with its 45 mm stainless steel case to the Cattail Grizzly leather strap. The unique dial features the sub-dial with a matte vellum texture and Super-LumiNova on the hands that are color-matched to aged radium found on vintage watches.