How do I identify my Swatch watch?
Swatch watches do not come with model numbers stamped on them, which makes it tricky to find the correct strap. If you cannot find the model number on your box or warranty booklet, you will need to measure the Swatch watch case (excluding the crown) and the width between the lugs as shown in the images below.
Are original Swatch watches worth anything?
An original model from 1985 was sold for as high as $1,100, and we’re sure that Swatch collectors nowadays are just as eager to get their hands on this Swatch model.
How much did a Swatch watch cost?
The watches retailed for $30 to $40 apiece, so buying more than one was financially feasible. That was the concept, anyway. Some U.S. retail stores received their Swatch inventory and didn’t know what to make of what was—on the surface—a cheap plastic watch.
How many Swatch models are there?
As of 2020, there are about 17 (active) brands under the Swatch Group producing watches and jewelry, and they span everything from affordable fashion accessories to esoteric, high-end horology. Unlike Richemont and LVMH, the Swatch Group’s products are primarily watches.
What do the numbers on the back of a Swatch watch mean?
You find the reference number on the box or the guarantee of your Swatch article. These stand for the production code (month / calendar week and year of production), country-code (country where the clock was sold) and sequential numbers with a limited series.
When was Swatch watch invented?
When was the Swatch watch popular?
In a sea of neutral-colored watches, Swiss watchmaker Swatch revitalized that segment of the accessories industry when they came out with a bold and vibrant analog quartz marvel, sparking the colorful watch craze of the 1980s and 1990s.
Who is Swatch owned by?
The Swatch Group Ltd is a Swiss manufacturer of watches and jewellery….The Swatch Group.
|Headquarters||Biel/Bienne , Switzerland|
|Key people||Nayla Hayek (Chair) Nick Hayek, Jr. (CEO)|
|Products||Watches, Jewelry, Electronic systems|
Are Swatches good quality?
From personal experience, the overall finishing and build quality is, without a doubt, better than the likes of MVMT and Daniel Wellington and the resale value for some models is higher too. So, I think these Irony models make for pretty good fashion watches overall.
What is the Swatch Group?
The Swatch Group Swatch Group is an international group active in the design, manufacture and sale of finished watches, jewelry, watch movements and components.
What is a swatch Caçula?
Similar to last years, a special gent Swatch called Caçula (GZ213) was released in NOV-2009 in Portugal. The watch comes in a very nice colorful box .
How much do Swatch watches cost in Singapore?
For the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore (14 to 26-AUG), two special gent Swatch watches are available for sale: Power Position (GZ223, limited to 1500 pcs, in a nice paper sleeve) and Climb the Top (GZ224, limited to 1200 pcs, no paper sleeve). Each watch costs S$82 (~$59 US).
What kind of Watch is the Swatch All Blacks?
The truck manufacturer Iveco has released a special Swatch All Blacks (SVDK1011C) in 2009. It is the Irony Diaphane Automatic Eyes Through (SVDK1011) with a special imprint on the strap. Iveco is the official sponsor of the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team. Thanks to Alain Choisy for the picture. Colourful Irony THE Chrono watches.