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My Life In Swatches: Swatch Simply Retro

Filed under: My Life in Swatches,Personal History — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

Swatch Simply Retro by LauraMoncur from FlickrWhen I bought my Heracles and Strawberry Jam watches, they said I could get another watch for half off at the Swatch store, so I picked this one. I’ve only worn it a couple of times in the last two months.

It’s a Skin Swatch, so it’s incredibly thin. It feels like I’m wearing nothing on my wrist.

So many of those gears and parts look like they are for show, but when I pull out the crown and move the hands around, all those gears move. They are actually working parts of the watch.

It reminds me of the Jelly Swatches from so long ago. Swatch never really stopped making the Jelly Swatches, they have just changed over the years. Now, it’s a Jelly Swatch that’s golden or maybe a Jelly Swatch that is incredibly thin. I kind of wish they would release the old watches again. I would buy 100 Sir Swatches if they did.



  1. I love the style of this watch – so “steampunk”!

    Comment by Vivian — 8/10/2009 @ 10:01 pm

  2. hi would have one of those watches for sale ? thanks !

    Comment by joe — 4/22/2012 @ 12:11 pm

  3. Joe,

    No, I’m not selling any of my watches. Thanks for asking. You can always find good Swatches on eBay, though, so check there.


    Comment by Laura Moncur — 4/30/2012 @ 2:19 pm

  4. This is my favorite Swatch, ever! I owned one until the gears froze and it wouldn’t turn anymore. Alas, the downside of such thin, affordable watches is that they are laser-sealed and can’t be opened for repair. So now I’m watching eBay like a hawk for a replacement, and drooling over everyone else’s photos of my beloved Simply Retro. You have a great collection!

    Comment by Sara — 10/12/2012 @ 1:11 pm

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