Hi everyone. I'm new here. I'm from Portugal and Swatch is a big brand over here.
I've stopped using a wristwatch around early 2000s and have relied on phone to give me the time since then. I've never been much of a watch lover anyway.
My wife though, she loves watches, mostly for fashion and fun, nothing too technical. Lately I started becoming curious about watches, settled on a model and ended up getting one on ebay. The first of several, I suppose.
(edit: due to my low post count I can't post pics. It's a Swatch Irony Body and Soul with the metal bracelet)
Very neat watch, I like it alot. Toke some experiment to adjust the bracelet correctly but I got there, looks great and feels 'alive'.
Then... I found one of these Sistem 51 and gifted it to my wife: (edit: due to my low post count I can't post pics. It's a Swatch Sistem 51 green with the orange appointments) Pretty watch, very cool, but ticks much more than my B&S.
It's taking off quite nicely, this new addiction Already have quite the wishlist (all affordable watches):
- Toke a liking to Flieger type-Bs, so I would like either a Swatch Irony Arrow or a Seiko SNK809;
- Toke a liking to those URSS Raketas with the blue simple dials but only found shady deals. A Swatch Irony Fly would be a good alternative (looks great), but I also have an older Swatch coming that may fill this place;
- Something simple like a Timex Weekender 40 with the ivory dial and leather strap;
- Kenneth Cole KC3584 guess why...