GEAR | Swatch Originals


Photo scanned from POP Magazine.

I am a Swatch addict. I love the Originals, The New Gent, and all the special editions. And I wholeheartedly believe there is no better timepiece on the planet for $50. Did you ever wear a Swatch? Would you wear one now?

Lemongrass Original on model ($50); Flaky Blue Original ($50); Striped Up-Wind Original ($50); Flaky Grey Original ($50); Just White Original ($50); Striped Rise-Up Original ($50); Green Trace Original ($50).

18 comments:

Veluwe said...

I love my Swatch! I don't know the model name, but it looks like the Once Again (Originals Gent) but without the date function. It's so simple and modern, I always feel good wearing it, whether I'm dressed up or dressed down.

Monika said...

Are you kidding! I looove Swatch! I used to have 4 when I was in school. I wore every single one of them until each one died and can't be repaired.

At the moment I wear the white pearly one with the day & date function. It's the best quality watch ever for that price!

Nomadic D. said...

I actually haven't thought about swatch in years but maybe it's time I give them another look. I had one back in the day and absolutely loved it. And then there was the popswatch phase... anyone remember that?

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D is for Dangerous said...

still rockin' a black classic one!
a best guy friend handed me down and haven't looked back since.

and I agree, dressed up or dressed down, I feel like it's a must-accessory!

the striped up-wind one looks great as well.

sara. said...

i used to wear only swatches. now not anymore. though id love to have the X-Rated one.
i remember in school there was this phase we would wear 2 swatches, one in each wrist. there was also a girl who put 2 swatches in her neck, as a necklace. oh, the 90s!

victoria / cats dreaming in keylime said...

I like to wear a couple at once ... always + forever.

Lizzie said...

Nomadic D: I totally had a Pop Swatch, those things were enormous! Rocking a white Original with graph paper at the moment though!

melly said...

I had three Swatches growing up and then got hooked onto Casios. I have been eyeing the long strappy Swatch in neon yellow tho! I tried it in the store the other day and have been thinking about it ever since!

Once Was a Girl said...

I am going to show my age but I had two Swatches back in the eighties when they were really the thing. So glad to see they still are to the younger set. It is sad to say that somewhere along the way, I lost both - and one was even purchased in Switzerland! It had a mirrored face so I could check my lipstick on the down low. I also wore both of mine at the same time.

margaret said...

Not only did I have swatch watches, I owned 2 original FlikFlak watches as a little girl. My favorite accessory was and has always been a watch. I think that has got to be the mark of serious woman.

LPC said...

I've had large pearlized pale blue ones twice. They both stopped working, mysteriously, and I had to give up my Swatch love affair.

julia wheeler said...

not just one swatch but 2 or 3! i love that you're bringing back the swatch watch!

Wendy said...

I still have my Swatch's from the early 1990's. Ommgggg, I feel old. :)

sophie said...

Of course ! I had 2 when I was a teenager. I'm wearing the new Gent warm rebel (!) - the dark grey one. Too cool for summer, with my Riviera white shoes ;-)
Kind of vintage and brand new at the same time!

(love LOVE your blog, thank you!)

MuddPuddleDesign said...

I had a couple in the 80's of course...And now, my husband travels alot brings me and both my 18 and 20 daughters a SWATCH whenever he leaves the country! I am back to collecting SWATCH Watches..;)

Mercie said...

i LOVE swatch. i had one when i was growing up and have wanted one as an adult for a while. the ones you show are fab. and now i'm starting to obsess over them...

Steph said...

I've got one my aunt gave me when I was little, sometime in the 90's. I ripped part of the band and am now too scared to wear it for fear of damaging it further.

I've been itching to get one of the New Gents for a couple months now!

Séverine said...

oh ! cool ! :)
i just bought the 'nude' and
my girl have the little black one since she is seven :)