Shinola Station Agent Automatic Watch

One of the first brands we covered on the pages of The Coolector when we were first starting out was that of Shinola and it fills us with joy to see just how far they’ve come in the last few years. Whilst they specialise in watches, they’ve now added a mighty impressive accessories range to their offering but it is a timepiece that has caught our eye once again on this occasion. The watch in question; the Shinola Station Agent Automatic Watch.

This majestic looking timepiece from Detroit lifestyle brand and watchmakers, Shinola, is definitely the sort of watch we gravitate towards here at The Coolector as it boasts an impressive backstory, great visuals and a compelling performance. Fairly priced at a thoroughly reasonable $1450, the Station Agent Automatic Watch from Shinola is the watchmaker’s first Runwell Automatic with a sub-second dial.


Railroad Inspired Watches


Devilishly dapper, this watch from Shinola is inspired by the Station Agents that tended to American railways at the height of travel by train. These men were responsible for the comings and goings of millions, and a Station Agent knew the value of every single second—and, as such, they required a watch that could keep up with them. The Station Agent Runwell Automatic is a tribute to those timekeepers and we’re big fans of the old school vibes it positively exudes here at Coolector HQ.

Stay on track and on time with the sub-second dial of this understated and effortlessly cool Station Agent Automatic Watch from Shinola ($1450). Watch the Station Agent’s engine – namely, the Swiss-made SW260-1 Sellita Movement – at work through the sapphire crystal exhibition caseback window. From the solid stainless steel case to the Cattail Grizzly leather strap, this is a timepiece that is fit for every occasion, no matter where you’re headed. 

The uniquely crafted dial on the Station Agent Automatic Watch boasts a matte vellum texture and Super-LumiNova on the hands that’s colour-matched to aged radium that is typically seen on vintage watches. As tribute to how Detroit and Michigan Central Station have risen from the ashes time and time again, the bespoke Runwell Automatic Station Agent box is treated with fire and embossed with the motto of Detroit, and includes an exclusive story booklet and brass badge. 


The Original Smartwatch


Before there were smartwatches, there were smart people wearing watches. Enter the Station Agent, the timekeeper of American railways. From the east coast to the west, Station Agents had a responsibility for millions of travellers to get them from A to B without missing a single second. The Station Agent Runwell Automatic Watch from Shinola is a tribute to these men and women—and the unfailing precision of their watches.

Powered by your motion, this Swiss automatic movement of the Station Agent Watch drives the hours, minutes, seconds and calendar aperture function. Thirty-one jewels help to lessen the friction and maintain accuracy, and with a 38-hour power reserve, you can trust this timepiece with your every move. Looking for a quality, well-priced timepiece for your wrist in 2021? All about the Station Agent Watch we say.

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.