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The Henry Ford Pocket Watch

The Henry Ford Pocket Watch

The Henry Ford Pocket Watch
Danielle de Wolfe
06 October 2014

You can have it any colour you want, so long as it's black - an apocryphal statement that is as true of Henry Ford's legendary Model T as it is of Shinola's tribute pocket watch. But when black goes with everything, why would you want it any other way?

Part of the Great American series, which sees the Detriot-based watchmaker celebrate the most influential of American innovators, the Henry Ford pocket watch is a superb union of modern engineering in a classic-if-cumbersome accessory.

Featuring a 49mm dial in the aforementioned black, cream markers and an orange second-indicator offset at the 3 o'clock position lend it a bold but simple design. We'd like to think we wouldn't tire from producing the gleaning stainless steel case from our pocket in a flourish - with its plaque engraved with Ford’s signature and a similarly eye-catching chain. Accompanied by a wooden stand, leather pouch and custom gift box, only 1,000 are set to be made, with a unique number printed on the case of each model.

A refreshingly different timepiece in an age of smart-but-ugly watches, here's hoping it doesn't go the same way as an American-made car and stop after five years of use. Head over to the Shinola site to register your interest in getting one.

(Images: Shinola)

[Via: Acquire Mag]