This timepiece's simple good looks belies a lot happening under the surface. Inspired by Detroit's sign painters, the Mechanic watch features a domed dial, box crystal, curved hands and a toothy crown for easy winding. And speaking of which, this is the brand's first foray into hand-wound watches. The intricate movements inside have raised the price, but like the hand-painted signs it's influenced by, it's a worthy cost for old world craftsmanship that will last a lifetime.
The Mechanic watch,
$1,450 by Shinola