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My Life in Swatches: eBay Finds

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

Swatch eBay Finds by LauraMoncur from Flickr

I found this group of Swatches on eBay and they couldn’t have gone to a more happy home.

I bought a collection of watches for Golden Tan. New in the box, this watch is worth $250, so I was willing to bid pretty high for the group. I ended up paying ten bucks for all four watches, so I’m VERY happy with the set.

They actually photograph very well and look much better in person than they did on the eBay listing.

GoldenTan 1985 Spring/Summer Collection

GoldenTan 1985 Spring/Summer Collection

Vasily 1986 Spring/Summer Collection

Vasily 1986 Spring/Summer Collection

Spiga 1987 Fall/Winter Collection

Spiga 1987 Fall/Winter Collection

This watch reminds me so much of my Beauchamps Place watch. They are both brown and I’ve put the Spiga in the same band and I used to have on my Beauchamps Place, so it’s hard for me to tell them apart.

Ibiskus 1991 Spring/Summer Collection

Ibiskus 1991 Spring/Summer Collection

I still need to get an original band for this one, but for now, it looks good in this cheery yellow band.

It’s funny, but my favorite of this group so far is Ibiskus. I haven’t even worn the Vasily or the Golden Tan because I don’t want to hurt them. The least precious of the group has won my heart and I’ve worn it three times since getting these. Isn’t that ironic?

Update 09-22-08: I bought a brand new band for Ibiskus and it looks lovely. I took the time to photograph it. Here it is now:

Ibiskus by LauraMoncur from Flickr

Seeing it look so good made me want to stop wearing it and keep it in a box. Once I realized this, I took off the floral band and replaced it with a blue one. Now, I have no qualms about wearing it.



  1. Ive been enjoying your Swatch stories. I think they could be a book! One of my aunts favorite little books is a book by a lady who remembers her life as she thinks back about different dresses she wore.


    (The above line, but longer, was written by the stray cat who wondered in tonight and jumped up on the keyboard.)

    Comment by B. — 9/19/2008 @ 12:37 am

  2. B.

    I LOVE cat poetry! BTW, we just adopted a kitten that was going to go to the Humane Society if we hadn’t. We’re having new cat in the house fights with Maggie. I guess it’s going to take a while until they get used to each other.

    Good to hear from you!


    Comment by Laura Moncur — 9/19/2008 @ 4:12 pm

  3. Wow. Good job.

    Got a few Swatch watches, and want to save their bands/straps as well. What tool do you use to change the straps?

    Btw, nice blog you got here. More power!

    -r1chard from ON, Canada

    Comment by r1chard — 6/1/2009 @ 12:38 am

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