The Runwell Field Watch 41mm

$650

Once Again Detroit Sets The World In Motion

The special-edition Runwell 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.

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Once Again Detroit Sets The World In Motion

The special-edition Runwell 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.

Read more of the story on The Journal.

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Once Again, Detroit
Sets The World In Motion

How WWII Inspired The R-F-W

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The Arsenal Of Democracy

When World War II brought the world to a halt, no one responded to the call to build up America’s war arsenal quite like Detroit. Manufacturers, largely automakers, halted their production and shifted their assembly lines to whatever the country needed.

The numbers say it all: more than 368,000 vehicles, planes, and parts in less than four years—at its height, planes that previously took a month to build were made in an hour.

Relentless drive, innovation, and discipline. These are the qualities the Runwell Field Watch celebrates and emulates.

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Precision, Made To Last

The carbide coating on the sandblasted, stainless steel case is so tough, it’s 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.

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Specifications
Casing Carbide coated 316L steel (6X Hardness Value) A.R. Modified Sapphire Crystal
Movement Argonite 703
Depth Rating 10 ATM (2X Depth Rating) of Standard Runwell
Attachment Mil-Spec Nylon Strap

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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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The Argonite 703

The high-accuracy quartz movement drives the hours, minutes and seconds with precision. It is built in Detroit with Swiss and other imported parts.

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Carbide Coated Stainless Steel Case

This carbide coated stainless steel case is built tough. With a 6x hardness rating, it's scratch resistant and highly durable. The RFW has a 10 ATM rating (capable of withstanding underwater pressure up to a depth of 100 meters). It also features a classic pumpkin crown and anti-reflective, double-domed sapphire crystal. Sapphire is second only to the diamond in hardness, helping protect the watch from scratches.

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Matte Black Velvet Dial

Simple, easy to read, classic—this black dial with a matte velvet finish features thick printed numerals and indices. They're luminous, along with the hands, for quick viewing in the dark and outlined in white for a sharp look.

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Field Green Nylon Strap

This new nylon strap is practically Army-grade. The rugged, field green nylon has a thick, square weave that is utilitarian and strong. Quick release makes it easy to remove, so the watch easily customizable with the purchase of an additional strap.

Quick Release: Fitted with quick release pins, this strap is easy to change. No tools required. Watch the tutorial here.

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Outfitted For The Elements

This is no ordinary watch box. With its military-inspired metal case, The Runwell Field Watch is being deployed in packing as rugged and ready as it is.

  • Case Sandblast Hardened Stainless Steel Case, with double-domed sapphire crystal.
  • Dial Black with Super-LumiNova hands, Arabic numerals, and hour markers.
  • Functions Hours, minutes, seconds.
  • Movement Argonite 703 quartz movement with Swiss and other imported parts.
  • Watch strap Field Green nylon.
  • Size Guide Click here to view and print.
More Information
SKU 20194495-sdt-008444991
Case Back Plate Signature Iconic Caseback Plate with Laser-Etched Serial Number
Case Size 41mm
Case Thickness 10.9mm
Movement Argonite 703
Movement Type Three Hand Date
Dial Color Detail Black
Color Black
Band Material Nylon Strap
Strap Type Quick Release
Strap Length 115mm x 75mm
Strap Width 20mm
Lug Size 20mm
Strap Color Detail Field Green
Case Material Stainless Steel
Case Plating Carbide Coating
Case Finish Sandblast
Top Ring Plating Stainless Steel with Carbide Coating
Top Ring Finish Sandblast
Crown Plating Stainless Steel with Carbide Coating
Crown Finish Sandblast
Crown Construction Screw-down
Buckle Size 20mm
Buckle Plating Stainless Steel with Carbide Coating
Depth Rating 10 ATM
Crystal Anti-Reflective Double-domed Sapphire
Warranty Click here to view warranty information on page 37