Friday, May 17, 2013

Flashback Friday: Swatch watches

When I was a teenager growing up in the 80s I had no idea what a Rolex watch was and quite frankly could not give a flying fig about it. It was all about the rad Swatch watches back in my day. These watches were first manufactured in 1983 and they were colorful graphic watches you would wear as the ultimate 80s accessory - so casual, so cool, so colorful (that should be the motto of the 1980s and I'm sticking to it). 


Your personality was defined by what type of watch you had: for me the simple nerdy gal I preferred the solid colors with of course my Swatch guard. What's a Swatch guard? well, it's like a pocket protector for your Swatch watch. Have no freaking idea if it actually protected your plastic Swatch, but it looked cool and that's all that mattered in the 1980s (some poor souls who were desperate to protect their Swatches resorted to using a twisted rubber band instead to protect it. I'll give them points for ingenuity, but no points for style).


You know what makes me feel old? Is when they sell Swatch watches that I used to wear on the Internet and classify them as "vintage" - if I only had a Back to the Future Delorean to go back in time and save my watches - found out some of these babies go for over $1000 now. 

I loved my Swatch watch. Radical.

3 comments:

  1. I've been looking for a "Swatch-styled" watch for a while. Just haven't found the perfect one yet. The all-white Swatch is classic! You had a white Swatch, right?

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    1. Yeah I had the white plastic one and I had a swatch guard. The old white plastic ones are one of the ones that go for a pretty penny now.

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  2. Hi my name is Jay...would u be able to help me??? My dad had and lost the swatch in the bottem left when he was younger and i want to buy him the exact one...is there a name or number it goes buy please?

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