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The Lake Erie Monster 43mm

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In 1894, sailors in Lake Erie spotted a menacing creature. It was said to be over 40 feet long and coiled, swimming at the crest of a swell in the water. It came to be known as the Lake Erie Monster. It is believed to still be out there among the thousands of shipwrecks on the floor of Lake Erie.

To celebrate the beauty and rich diving history of Lake Erie and the Great Lakes, and the lore of this unidentified creature, we’re proud to introduce the Lake Erie Monster Dive Watch. This timepiece celebrates two exciting milestones for Shinola—our first Dive watch, and the first Shinola watch with an automatic movement.

Limited Edition, only 500 available.


the Lake erie monster is powered by a Swiss-made Argomatic R-150, Shinola's first automatic movement featuring 25 jewels and a 40-hour power reserve.


the Lake erie monster is powered by a Swiss-made Argomatic R-150, Shinola's first automatic movement featuring 25 jewels and a 40-hour power reserve.

A Case of Art

The LEM caseback features our portrayal of the legendary Lake Erie Monster, including its menacing blue sapphire eye. Each caseback features a laser-etched individual serial number and is specially sealed to withstand pressure up to 1,000 feet underwater.

Unparalleled Craftsmanship

To build our most iconic timepiece, the Lake Erie Monster, we pored over every detail from top to bottom. The LEM’s single dome sapphire crystal was designed with an anti-reflective coating to ensure maximum visibility underwater. The uni-rotating bezel holds a black ceramic insert. The 43mm case is machined from high-grade 316L stainless steel to be endlessly durable.

Details that matter

There isn’t much light when you’re 1,000 feet underwater. The LEM Super-LumiNova indices radiate from the black dial and allow for easy visibility day or night, above ground or underwater. The 12 o’clock marker is punctuated by a diver-down flag.

Packaging fit for our
first automatic

More than just a watch

Princeton Tec Genesis Black Dive Flashlight
Rubber Expandable Strap
Tin Cloth Railroad Strap
Map of Lake Erie

Shop Limited Edition Leather

Available in Serials 1–10

Lake Erie Monster Runwell Backpack
Lake Erie Monster Rolled Flap Bag
Case Brushed stainless steel, with single dome sapphire crystal and anti-reflective coating.
Dial Black Glossy Enamel with Super-LumiNova hands, numbers and indexes to maximize readability.
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, and date
Movement Argomatic R150 movement with Swiss and other imported parts.
Watch Strap Brushed stainless steel with polished stainless steel sides, black rubber strap, and black tin cloth strap.
Size GuideClick here to view and print.
Case Back Plate Signature Iconic Caseback Plate with Laser-Etched Serial Number
Case Size 43mm
Case Thickness 13mm
Movement Argonite R150
Movement Type Three Hand Date Automatic
Dial Color Detail Black Glossy Enamel
Band Material Stainless Steel Bracelet
Strap Length 120mm x 80mm
Strap Width 22mm
Strap Color Detail Brushed stainless steel with polished stainless steel sides
Case Material Stainless Steel
Case Plating Stainless Steel
Case Finish Brushed
Top Ring Plating Stainless Steel with Matte Black Ceramic
Top Ring Finish Brushed
Crown Plating Stainless Steel
Crown Finish Brushed
Crown Construction Screw-down
Buckle Size 22mm
Buckle Plating Stainless Steel
Depth Rating 30 ATM
Crystal Single dome with Anti Reflective coating
Warranty Click here to view warranty information on page 18


We believe that products should be made well and built to last. That’s why we’re proud to offer watches that are made to last a lifetime or longer. To back up that claim, we have an unmatched quality standard: every Shinola watch is guaranteed for life under the terms and conditions of our warranty.

We require automatic movement timepieces be serviced by Shinola every 3 years to ensure long use and trouble free operation under the limited lifetime warranty.

For more information about The Shinola Guarantee, please visit Watch Repair.

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