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The Dark Bayou EM

The Dark Bayou EM

Regular price $239.00 USD
Regular price $279.00 USD Sale price $239.00 USD
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Introducing the Monterey Watch Co. Dark Bayou EM dive watch, a timepiece inspired by the enchanting bayous of Louisiana and the classic elegance of 1960s divers.

This exceptional dive watch, with an NH35A automatic movement, guarantees precision whether underwater or for everyday wear. Its 40mm surgical stainless steel case exudes durability and timeless style.

The Dark Bayou EM’s captivating black dial, adorned with white indices and subtle gold accents, offers both readability and versatility, reminiscent of the golden era of diving. It boasts an impressive 100 meters water resistance, catering to divers and watch enthusiasts alike.

Incorporating gold accents, this timepiece adds warmth and charm, making it a stylish tribute to the divers of the 1960s while infusing a touch of Louisiana’s bayous into your wrist. A choice between a stainless steel bracelet or rugged seat-belt fabric NATO strap completes the package for today’s adventurers.

This piece was developed in collaboration with our customer Evan M. His initails EM are on each dial. Thank you from the Monterey team!

40mm width

12.5mm height

20mm lugs

Sapphire crystal

Date function with or without magnification  

White dot indices with gold detail

Black matte dial with gold accent

Sword skeleton hands in gold with white lume

60-click unidirectional bezel

Black ceramic bezel insert with lumed  pip and tan numbers

Surgical stainless case 

Riveted stainless steel bracelet or seat belt nylon NATO strap

Fold over clasp

Available with either flat or magnification crystal for date function  




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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Gabriel Cappozzo
Dark Bayou EM; Buy It!!

Bayou, along with Great White JTR, arrived quickly in a quality presentation box. Upon opening the box the visual esthetics of the Bayou is better than I had imagine, and that's only superseded by the build quality when in you hand. Solid feel in the bracelets, rotating bezel is utterly smooth with just the right amount feedback, and the ceramic bezel looks fantastic. Dial details present flawlessly, the lume is bright, and this combination of colors works for both days in my suit as well as casual wear when out. I couldn't be happier with this timepiece; especially for the cost! I have a box full of automatics and I'm shocked with the accuracy compared to my Omega, Tag Heuer, Oris, and multiple Tissots. I rolled the dice and bought the Great White as well unsure if I would prefer one over the other and I'm keeping them both. Customer service is as awesome as you've read from others, and the personal touch of a message hand written upon receipt of the timepieces was above and beyond. Monterey has a customer for life!!! If your thinking about buying, DO IT!!!

Matt B.
Really Cool Watch!

I like everything about this watch. It feels great on the wrist, looks even better with the subtle gold accents. Its everything I was hoping for, great value and quality, I immediately ordered another watch from Monterey the same day I received my first. Very happy with this purchase!

Beautiful Timepiece

The Dark Bayou EM is an absolute stunning timepiece. Exquisite dial, stunning weight and appearance, just an overall beautiful timepiece.
It will be envied by many of my friends and colleagues.
‘Thank you,’ to the entire staff at Monterey Watch Company and especially Tim for making my purchase experience seamless.
I will most certainly be a repeat customer.


Amazing Time Piece!

Absolutely beautiful and classic design. Evan M did an incredible job bringing a classic dive watch into the modern era. I can wear this in jeans and a t-shirt or while dressed up for a formal event. Whether in uniform or at the bar, whether I’m SCUBA diving or skydiving, this watch is fantastic!!!

Scott A.
Fantastic watch! High quality and beautiful design.

I just received my Dark Bayou watch and man, is it beautiful! The pics on your site do not do it justice - this watch is attractive and is very well finished. After a few adjustments to the bracelet, it fits perfect. I am also buying a high quality tropical rubber strap for it, as I plan on wearing this watch while doing just about everything. Thanks for such a great piece - it is amazing that I can get a wtch of this uality at this price and it is made in the USA.

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