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 to learn the basic operations of your new Runwell Automatic, including how to set the date and time.
SHINOLA RUNWELL AUTOMATIC TUTORIAL