Shinola Canfield Cannonball A limited-edition version of the Canfield, Shinola's new watch is inspired by the early days of the American railroad and its folk music influence.


A fan of Shinola’s Canfield timepiece? Then you won’t want to miss out on the Detroit outfit’s new limited-edition Shinola Canfield Cannonball, a restyled version that’s been modeled after the pocket watches of old-time train conductors on the American railroad.

Why the railway? According to Shinola, it’s a celebration of how the early railroads shaped American music of the era, as it served as a uniting force that allowed songs and musical styles to spread throughout the country while people traveled from one station to the next. It’s inspired, in particular, by the late 19th-century folk song about a fictional train called “The Wabash Cannonball,” hence the reference in the name.


The Shinola Canfield Cannonball restyles the original dial with a railroad-style minute track, a seconds sub-dial at the six o’clock position, and an easy-to-read navy-and-white color scheme, all while retaining the open dial viewing area and signature coin edge. It has a 43mm stainless steel case, a double curve sapphire crystal, and the outfit’s signature case back plate with a laser-etched serial number, with the whole thing rated for up to 5ATM of water resistance.


Features include a hand-assembled Argonite 1069.2 Movement quartz movement, Super-LumiNova for nighttime visibility (hands, numbers, and indexes), and a pebbled navy leather strap. It comes packaged with in a custom wooden box with a 45 RPM vinyl record featuring two songs (including, of course, “The Wabash Cannonball”) from Lukas Nelson.

Only 1,000 of the Shinola Canfield Cannonball will be made. It’s priced at $1,000.