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Design Your Own Swatch

Filed under: My Life in Swatches — Laura Moncur @ 10:44 am

Design Your Own SwatchIf you ever wanted to design your own Swatch, here is a template to do it:

When I was in high school, I never considered designing my own Swatch, but now that I have been scanning eBay for Swatches for the last two months, I wish that Swatch would allow me to design my own Swatch and enter an contest or something. They allow “real” artists to do it all the time. Why don’t they open up the creation process to their customers all over the world? It would be a great advertisement and they could have a huge selection of new Swatch designs to choose from. Sure, most of them would be CRAP, but every once and a while, a REALLY good one would come along.

Swatch REALLY doesn’t understand the new marketing, new media and crowd sourcing. It makes me kind of sad when I think about it…



  1. I concur, I have a ton of ideas for new Swatch designs, especially Halloween Swatches (and they’re pretty dang great if you ask me) but they have their designers and why would they take ideas from the people who buy them and have collected them since 1984? By the way, Love your site.


    Comment by David — 11/21/2008 @ 9:32 am

  2. Hi, David…thanks so much for posting this link…found it thru Ask.com!! :D It so happens our instructor at College has asked us to design 3 swatches for our course (Computer Graphic Design @ Reeves). I went to http://www.swatch.com and couldn’t find a template, and was quite bummed. Then after my search, I found you! God bless you for sharing something so I needed to have! lol Keep smilin’, David! From Lynn.

    Comment by Lynn — 11/15/2010 @ 2:48 am

  3. Swatch allows ordinary people (that means not part of their designing staff or some famous person) to design watches. However, these designs have to be ordered in bulk and sold by the requestor(s). I saw a few watches of companies or schools commissioning their own design for promotional (company) or commemorative (e.g. HS reunion). So not really a unique design for one person. Still, that shows they’re flexible.

    Comment by Valerie — 10/16/2012 @ 7:17 pm

  4. Hi, I have an awesome swatch from the early 90’s that does not work anymore and I have not been able to find anyone who can repair it. Apparently, it’s not the battery but an internal issue. Do you know of any one out there who can fix swatch watches?

    Thank you, G

    Comment by Giuli — 4/6/2014 @ 1:35 pm

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