A Conversation for The History of the Digital Watch
DammedIfYouDo Started conversation Apr 30, 2003
I know that the Swatch watches contain no technical innovations, but I think they deserve a mention as I pretty certain that they could claim to have made digital watches stylish, fashionable and affordable.
Sea Change Posted Apr 30, 2003
Are Swatches all digital nowadays?
I remember when they first came out. They were supposed to be cheap and disposable, and succeded in this by locking the whole mechanism with its power source in a plastic solid body and a plastic wristband.
Because they were cheap to produce, Swatch was able to make many different and contemporary styles and demand went through the roof. I thought they looked horrible, but they were definitely unique. The ones I remember folks bragging about all had dials. You can't get a disposable Swatch nowadays.
Demon Drawer Posted May 5, 2003
Swatch are not all digital. I am actually working on another article about Swatch actually as we speak.
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