Are you fed up with the traditional wristwatch design with those boring same-old, same-old straps and buckles? If your answer is ‘Yes, I pretty much am’, then perhaps you should switch to a more sophisticated timepiece which blends unique style and all-time reliability. That’s why today we bring you one such refined chrono: the Henry Ford Pocket Watch is the first Shinola pocket watch that draws inspiration from landmark American innovators, and it’s looking mighty sharp – and expectedly accurate – all around.
In its second timepiece in the Great Americans Series and the first pocket watch in the limited watch collection, well-known manufacturer of unique American-made watches, bicycles, leather goods and journals Shinola based in Detroit pays homage to famous US industrialist and automaker Henry Ford who brought about a nutshell revolution in automotive business.
“It’s very fitting that Henry Ford is included in The Great Americans Series as he would have identified with the work that Shinola is doing today. It was through his early passion of tinkering with watches that sparked his curiosity in mechanics and led him to become the innovator we know of today,” President of The Henry Ford Patricia Mooradian said to mark the announcement of the Henry Ford timepiece.
The pocket watch comes in a 49 millimeter polished stainless steel case engraved with Ford’s signature and topped by a single curve sapphire crystal glass. The face of the classy watch displays a black dial with cream print, Super-LumiNova hands and indices for hours, minutes and small seconds, while the backside of the case displays the limited edition number plate. Each Henry Ford Pocket Watch is fitted with a Shinola Detroit-built Argonite 1069 quartz movement assembled by hand from over 40 Swiss-made components and it comes with a stainless steel ID link chain with clip and alternate braided leather fob, leather pouch, wooden stand, custom gift box, Certificate of Authenticity and membership to Shinola’s exclusive Foundry collectors’ club and leather-bound collector’s book with rare images from the Henry Ford Archive of American Innovation based in Dearborn, Michigan. According to Shinola, only 1,000 Henry Ford pocket pieces will be made so make sure you grab your new pocket-sized piece of American innovation history before the supplies sell out. [via]
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