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Filson's Watch Line Now Available

Timepieces that beg to be used outdoors, assembled by hand at Detroit's Shinola factory

by David Graver
on 26 January 2015
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Almost a year ago we got a first look at Filson's ambitious, in-development watch collection. Today, they're not only finalized, but available for pre-sale. Unsurprisingly, the finished products bear many attributes that we've come to love about the brand. Every watch is assembled by hand at sister company Shinola's Detroit factory—and with that comes Shinola's lifetime guarantee. But the core of each piece happens to be durability for real life use. If these Filson watches look sturdy, it's because they are.

The entire range features two case designs and 25 styles, all featuring sapphire crystal and an anti-reflective coating with high-end components within. Each was constructed with physical activity in mind, be that exploring the wilderness or simply working in an active environment. Of the two case designs, The Journeyman style masters a rugged yet fully-functional balance. It's available as both a chronograph or simply as a GMT, and both iterations incorporate a World-Timer.

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The Mackinaw Field watches, in both a three-hand and chronograph iteration, beg to be used outdoors—though they also dress up nicely. Designed to be a watch for everyday use, incorporating Filson's outfitting background with a heightened sense of style. Additionally, the straps are made with Bridle Leather and Dry Tin Cloth—though can incorporate rubber, nylon and Horween leather. It's a strong effort from the heritage brand to deliver wristwatches that hold true to their past, but carry all the tools required by a modern outdoorsman.

The watches retail between $600 and $1,000 and are for sale from Filson online, at Filson stores and at select retailers.

Images courtesy of Filson

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