Driven by the SW200-1 automatic movement from Sellita, Shinola Runwell automatics are powerhouse watches with a 38-hour power reserve.
Automatic movements harness their power from the movement of the one wearing the watch. As the wrist moves, the rotor oscillates and automatically winds the mainspring that stores the watch’s energy. This energy is released through a barrel to an intricate series of components, gears and jewels (26 in our Shinola Runwell Automatics, to be exact), driving the hands of the timepiece.
As the power reserve drains, it will start to lose time incrementally until it eventually stops. Unlike quartz movements, automatic movements do not have a battery. Don’t panic if the watch completely stops. It’s likely the watch wasn’t worn recently and there’s been no oscillation to restore its power reserve.
Watch this video below to learn the basic operations of your new Runwell Automatic, including how to set the date and time.
SHINOLA RUNWELL AUTOMATIC TUTORIAL
RUNWELL AUTOMATIC CARE TIPS
- Keep your automatic away from magnets or magnetic fields. Magnetism may cause an interruption in the timekeeping of your automatic—either making your timepiece operate much faster or slower. Leaving a watch that isn't equipped with an anti-magnetic shield near magnetized objects, including but not limited to cell phones, speakers, televisions, and refrigerators, for extended periods of time can create problems.
- Avoid strong shocks, impacts, or vibrations to your automatic timepiece. We recommend removing your watch prior to playing high impact sports. A direct impact or prolonged exposure to vibrations can damage your automatic movement.
- Extreme temperatures, both high and low, can impact the timekeeping of your automatic. Temperature changes can cause the metal components in your movement to contract or expand.
- When removing your watch, store it in a flat, dial up position to ensure accurate timekeeping within manufacturers specifications.