Swatch

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What does Swatch stand for?

Swatch (stylized as swatch) is a Swiss watchmaker founded in 1983 by Nicolas Hayek and a subsidiary of The Swatch Group. The Swatch product line was developed as a response to the quartz crisis of the 1970s and 1980s, in which Asian-made digital watches were competing against traditional European-made mechanical watches.

What is a Swatch beat?

What is a Swatch .beat? We have divided up the day into 1000 .beats. So, one Swatch .Beat is equivalent to 1 Minute 26.4 Seconds. Skip to Content (Press Enter)Skip to Footer (Press Enter)

How long is one swatch in seconds?

We have divided up the day into 1000 .beats. So, one Swatch .Beat is equivalent to 1 Minute 26.4 Seconds. Skip to Content (Press Enter)Skip to Footer (Press Enter)

Why did Swatch start making watches?

The Swatch product line was developed as a response to the quartz crisis of the 1970s and 1980s, in which inexpensive, battery-powered, quartz-regulated watches were competing against more established European watchmakers, focused on artisanal craftsmanship producing mostly mechanical watches .

What is a swatch?

Definition of swatch 1a : a sample piece (as of fabric) or a collection of samples b : a characteristic specimen

What is the history of the watch company Swatch?

Swatch (stylized as swatch) is a Swiss watchmaker founded in 1983 by Ernst Thomke, Elmar Mock, and Jacques Müller. It is a subsidiary of The Swatch Group.

What does it mean to Swatch Your Eyes?

Swatch means in general - to have a brief look. Girls have been using that word lately as an expression for testing make up products. So, when someone buys some new make up, they swatch it - try it out, put on one time on their face, eyes, lips.

What kind of movement does a Swatch Watch have?

The automatics have a 21J/23J ETA 2842 movement. This movement is exclusive to Swatch and is derived from 2824-2. Irony Chronograph was introduced in 1996 (type/code: YCS101). The Skin family contains two sub families: Original Skin and Skin Chronograph.

How long is one Swatch beat in seconds?

So, one Swatch .Beat is equivalent to 1 Minute 26.4 Seconds. Skip to Content (Press Enter)Skip to Footer (Press Enter) Alert icon Your browser currently is not set to accept Cookies.

How much did the first Swatch watch cost?

The first collection of twelve Swatch models was introduced on 1 March 1983 in Zürich, Switzerland. Initially the price ranged from CHF 39.90 to CHF 49.90 but was standardized to CHF 50.00 in autumn of the same year.

What is the difference between Swatch Skin and Swatch Chronograph?

Swatch Skin. It is ultra thin, standing at 3.9 mm, hence the name Swatch Skin. The Swatch Skin later went on to enter the Guinness World Book of Records as the worlds thinnest plastic watch. The Swatch Chronograph is simply the Swatch Skin with a chronograph function, adding two additional buttons on the side of the watch.

What makes Swatch watches unique?

This combination of marketing and manufacturing expertise restored Switzerland as a major player in the world wristwatch market. Synthetic materials were used for the watchcases as well as a new ultra-sonic welding process and assembly technology. There are families under the Swatch brand: The Originals are plastic-cased watches.

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