Driven by the SW200-1 automatic movement from Sellita, Shinola's Monsters are powerhouse automatics with a 38-hour power reserve.
Automatic movements harness their power from the movement of the one wearing the watch. As the wrist moves, the rotor oscillates and automatically winds the mainspring that stores the watch’s energy. This energy is released through a barrel to an intricate series of components, gears and jewels (26 in our Shinola Monsters, to be exact), driving the hands of the timepiece.
As the power reserve drains, it will start to lose time incrementally until it eventually stops. Unlike quartz movements, automatic movements do not have a battery. Don’t panic if the watch completely stops. It’s likely the watch wasn’t worn recently and there’s been no oscillation to restore its power reserve.
Check out the video below for more information on the Shinola Monster's automatic movement.
The Shinola Monsters were designed with divers in mind, and their features show it: a micro-adjustable stainless steel bracelet or an expandable rubber strap to ensure a secure fit for underwater exploration; thick, anti-reflective sapphire crystal for durability and optimum visibility in deep waters; an anti-magnetic shield to prevent disruption in the movement; a unidirectional bezel that tracks time when it’s most precious; and Super-LumiNova hands for telling time, even in some of the deepest, darkest waters of a Great Lake.
The video below provides detailed instructions on time and date setting, as well as micro-adjusting the stainless steel bracelet on your Shinola Monster.
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