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Detroit based, Shinola once again look to the Great Lakes for inspiration for their newest collection of divers. Presented in three variants;

the Lake Superior Monster with its black dial and steel bracelet, the Lake Huron Monster with its orange dial and black rubber, and the Lake Michigan Monster with its blue dial and rubber.

You may remember the Lake ERIE Monster from last year. A watch that I felt had much merit, but was considered by many to have an overly ambitious price-tag.

Pound for pound these three new Shinola Lake Monsters are the same as the Lake Erie Monster. Yet they have a price-point that is a cool 1000USD lower.

For comparison the Lake Erie Monster price was 2250USD whereas the Lake Huron Monster is 1450USD. What gives?

Basic spec includes: a 43mm Stainless case, an orange enamel dial and a Swiss made Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement with 26 jewels and a power-reserve of 38-hours.

Divers features include: an anti-magnetic-shield, a Sapphire crystal, a unidirectional divers bezel, a screw-down crown and case-back secured by via four screws. Water-resistance is 1000FT.

The Lake Huron Monster comes on a black rubber articulated diver’s strap. It has an MSRP of 1250USD.

Thoughts? It’s still a nice looking diver despite the less interesting case-back design. And it’s still a little pricey despite the lower price tag. What do you think?



  1. I like it a lot. Should be a bracelet option for the orange and blue dials. I think it is over-priced by about $500 against other micros. I own a Filson Dutch Harbor, and there is no doubt that Shinola can build a very fine dive watch.

  2. The anti-magnetic shielding is awesome! I feel it’s a useful feature, that many brands do not give. Solid Sellita, 300M, I mean it ticks all the right boxes, add to that your buying from a strong brand, that’s going nowhere, anytime soon ��