You grandpa’s dive watch may look cool (and it was), but it probably can’t dive 900 feet. So, instead of putting your family heirloom at the mercy of 400 psi of waterbody, the Dutch Harbor Watches would be your best bet in looking good and going deep – like, really, really deep. New from Filson, the Dutch Harbor Watch collection is built by Detroit-based watchmaker, Shinola, which drew its inspiration from dive watches of the 50s with emphasis on functionality and dependability when and where time is matter of life and death. Each watch is presented with an aesthetic that is straight-to-the-point without distraction, which is really what you need when you are 990 feet deep in the water – a depth that this watch is designed survived in.
Powering the clockwork is an Aragonite 715 quartz movement, hand-assembled from over 50 Swiss and other imported components in Detroit, and between this movement and the anti-reflective single curve sapphire crystal, is a clean dial face with highly legible Superluminova indexes and hands that lets you read hours, minutes and seconds with ease. There’s a date window too, which can be found at the 6 o’clock position. The watch is also outfitted with a unidirectional bezel for precise measurement of elapse time as you dives into the dark abyss.
Other details include a stainless steel case measuring 43mm in diameter, 22mm strap width, Signature iconic engraved caseback secured with six screws, screw-down crown, and of course, water resistant up to 30 ATM, which converts to a cool 300 meters (984 feet). Depending on the model selected, the watch will come with leather, nylon, rubber or stainless steel strap/bracelet. And the price? Well, not too shocking, surprisingly – starting at $750.