Chicago | December 26, 2014 9:00 am

Get Your Handmade Watch Here

Detroit’s own Shinola comes to Chicago

By The Editors

And now, a brief paean to Detroit.

You gave us the ‘80s Pistons. Bob Seger. The pistol-whipped fables of Elmore Leonard.

And now: wristwatches by Shinola, which just dropped its first Chicago retail location in Wicker Park.

For the uninitiated: Shinola makes quality timepieces. Classy designs that can be dressed up or down.

This means straight stunners like their brand new Black Blizzard all-titanium watch. Or the mightily clean Runwell Chrono. Or your correspondent’s current favorite: the Brakeman, an updated take on the classic gentleman’s watch of yore.

All this hand-assembled in Detroit, right down to the movement.  

But it doesn’t stop there. Also on hand:

Plus: a bounteous collection of leather goods that range from rugged backpacks to iPhone 6 cases, with custom monogramming on-site.

And the leather? Sourced right here, from Horween.

Teamwork, baby.