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. 

A Tribute to Steady Hands A Tribute to Steady Hands
The front of the Shinola Mechanic watch The front of the Shinola Mechanic watch

Wind It Yourself Take care of your watch, and it will take care of you.
That’s the sacred, one-of-a-kind relationship
between watch and wearer that makes hand-wound
mechanical watches so special.

In honor of this tactile ritual, Shinola presents the
Mechanic.

It’s an instrument at the intersection of art and
engineering, specifically crafted to be preserved for
future generations to treasure. From the domed
glass and hands to the refined leather strap, this is
a timepiece that will hold a special place in every
wearer’s collection—and heart.

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Honoring Analog For hundreds of years, commercial signs were never
printed—only hand painted. When the whole world
was a canvas, sign painters were known as
Mechanics.

Contrasting colors. Eye-catching layouts. Designs
made for distance. From the spacing to the values,
every stroke must be in its proper place, conveying
information with clarity, precision, and style. Not
unlike a well-crafted watch.

The Shinola Mechanic wears its name—and artful
design—with pride in honor of the rarified artisans
who keep this hands-on ritual alive in today’s digital
world.

Close up of the Shinola Mechanic watch Close up of the Shinola Mechanic watch
The Mechanic The Mechanic

MOVEMENT

MANUAL WIND SW210-1

The hand-wound Swiss-made 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.

Mechanic movement Mechanic movement
Mechanic case Mechanic case

CASE

THE NEW OLD SCHOOL

The rounded square case of this 39mm timepiece 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.

DIAL

SIGNS AND WONDERS

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

Mechanic dial Mechanic dial
Mechanic strap

STRAP

RIDGED LEATHER STRAP

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

PACKAGING

PAINT THE TOWN

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.

Mechanic packaging Mechanic packaging
More Information
SKU the-mechanic-watch
Case Back Plate Signature Iconic Caseback Plate with Laser-Etched Serial Number
Case Size 39mm
Movement SW210-1 Mechanical Wind
Movement Type Manual Wind
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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