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Object of Desire: Filson Watch

Welcoming American heritage brand Filson to the Seaport.


Photo by Nick Ferrari

Bostonians are nothing if not practical. We eschew flashy cars for Priuses, trendy fashions for long-lasting styles—which makes the American heritage brand Filson a particularly welcome addition to the Seaport scene. Founded in the 1890s to keep prospectors dry and warm during the Gold Rush, the Seattle company churns out high-performance outerwear and rugged leather and canvas bags perfect for snowy days. “It’s truly an exercise in restraint to produce something that is simple and minimal, yet elegant,” says chief creative officer Alex Carleton, a New England native. New this fall is the label’s field watch: Made in collaboration with fellow heritage brand Shinola, it’s built to withstand the great outdoors and blend with business casual. In other words, being sensible never looked so good.

Stainless steel field watch with leather strap, $350, Filson.