The Mechanic 39mm

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The Mechanic is a hand-wound mechanical watch that honors the simple, tactile analog experiences of life. The name is inspired by the rich history of sign painters in Detroit, who called themselves “mechanics” in tribute to their precision and skill in conveying information with clarity and style—not unlike a well-crafted watch.  

In keeping with its throwback design, the Mechanic features a domed dial, box crystal, curved hands, and a toothy crown for easy winding. The dial numbers’ shadow, outline, and fill harken to classic sign painting techniques. A case back window reveals the mechanical manual-wind movement. Finished with a leather strap, the Mechanic is a truly unique addition to the watch lover’s repertoire, with a plucky wind-it-yourself attitude and style to spare. 



The hand-wound Swiss-made automatic SW210-1 accurately keeps the hours, minutes, and seconds. The Mechanic should be manually wound habitually in order to restore the power reserve, which keeps the watch ticking.The Mechanic has a minimum power reserve of 42 hours.



The rounded square case of this 40mm chronograph is crafted from polished stainless steel with brushed sides and is finished with a sapphire crystal. Handle your hand-wound mechanical watch with care. To preserve time keeping accuracy, keep it away from magnetic fields and shield it from strong impact that could permanently disrupt the movement.



The domed dial features painted numerals that echo the style of sign painters.Curved hands top off this beautifully unique timepiece.



New to the Shinola strap collection, this ultra-high end leather strap features a unique ridged design and look.



With custom art created by Detroit’s very own Motown Sign Co., this beautiful carton opens to reveal a custom metal watch box reminiscent of the boxes sign painters keep their brushes in.

More Information
SKU 20250586-sdt-012217587
Case Back Plate Signature Iconic Caseback Plate with Laser-Etched Serial Number
Case Size 39mm
Movement SW210-1 Mechanical Wind
Movement Type Manual Wind
Color Cream
Band Material Leather Strap
Strap Type Quick Release
Strap Width 20mm
Case Material Stainless Steel
Case Plating Stainless Steel
Crown Finish Polished
Crown Construction Push-down
Buckle Size 20mm
Depth Rating 5 ATM
Warranty Click here to view warranty information starting on page 43

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