Watch Insider: My Top 10 Swatch Watches Of The Year


Who says we don’t cover affordable watches here? In this top 10 Swatch watches article from my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I reveal to you my top 10  Swatch watches released in recent years. (Incidentally, some of these Swatch watches are also among the best selling models at retail). All of them are priced at 130 Euro or less, many of them are unisex watches and can be worn every day, as dress watches, sport watches. Enjoy my top 10 Swatch watches for this year, and I look forward to learning more about your own favorite top 10 Swatch watches as well.

So, without further ado, here we go. WatchTime’s comments to Alexander’s list: the selection on page 1 of this article includes the Swatch Skybond, Swatch Garosugil, Swatch Chrono Plastic White Speed, and Swatch Nitespeed – all of which can be considered sporty unisex watches that can either be worn as dress watches or everyday timepieces. They’re all typical Swatch watches in that the dial is immediately recognizable as a Swatch watch.
Swatch Skybond
Swatch Skybond
Swatch Garosugil
Swatch Garosugil
Swatch Chrono Plastic White Speed
Swatch Chrono Plastic White Speed

 

Swatch Nitespeed
Swatch Nitespeed
13 Responses to “Watch Insider: My Top 10 Swatch Watches Of The Year”

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  1. Forsberg

    I agree with Hormazdiyaar. I had a Swatch in the 80’s and now I have owned a Sistem 51 black for 6 months. The watch is in my rotation and one notice is that when it just lay face up it will go faster with ca 15 sec a day but on the wrist it’s only 2 to 4 sec a day. But I don’t agree that it’s the novelty of the decade. It’s still a plastic watch with plastic scratch glass. In this price range you can get for example a steel Seiko with mineral glass and not so much plastic in the movement…. But still it’s a very nice watch in its class :)

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  2. Bert Allen

    The System 51 is simply spectacular.

    It’s inexcusable to not be in every serious watch collector’s wardrobe.

    Feather weight. Marvelous comfortable band. 90-hour power reserve.
    Accurate. Maintenance free. Immune to magnets.

    And, a dynamite low price point.

    What are you waiting for?

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  3. Peter

    I love my Sistem51 Blue. I have several expensive mechanicals, but I find myself wearing the 51 almost daily. It’s just a fun watch, and it gets a lot of nice comments and questions from others who see it on me. All around great watch for the money.

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  4. Monico Rabara

    The Sistem51 is a fun Swatch to use. I have collected different models of Swatch watches since the 90’s and no watch afficionado should be without one in his collection. If you are afraid to mess up with a Rolex, Panerai, Breitling, Omega, or any of the less affordable (or delicate) models, don’t be afraid (or embarrassed) to strap a Swatch on your wrist.

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  5. Hormazdiyaar

    My favourite is the 51. I only collect mechanical Swatch watches with the exception of the first Swatch and Goldfinger.

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    • WatchTime

      Great comment, Hormazdiyaar. We have just updated the post and the Sistem51 is now included.

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    • ateli3r

      I started collecting swatch since in Japan. My favourite is the swatch first automatic RedHead and of course Goldfinger is the best..
      System 51 is interesting but prefer wait for Irony system51
      Cheers..

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  6. Great review but with the Sistem51 finally being sold widely in 2014 including it’s USA launch this summer, it’s the first Swatch on my list. But, I loved the way your earlier review of it is the first link showing up on this page!

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  7. Trent

    I can’t believe I am going to say this but I actually like the orange one. (blushing)

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  8. Robin Henry

    Swatches are quite nice and as you say, affordably priced. My wife has had two or three and bought one recently for work. She is a midwife and finds the plastic easy to clean and maintain in a hygienic state. They are also stylish for anyone who is interested in being colour coordinated etc.

    They remind me of the watches the Australian Army used to issue that were plastic, military green, commonly referred to as “Mickey Mouse” watches. Occasionally there were stories of the watch bodies popping out of the watch cases.

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