What does V8 mean?
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    What does V8 mean?

    Hi all, I can't find a related thread, so sorry if it appears elsewhere.

    What does the "V8" on Swatch cases mean? It can't refer to a movement type or case material, since it appears on plastic and Irony watches and on automatics and quartz movements?

    I'm just curious, but wondering is this curiosity the fist sign of watch-nerd status??

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    Re: What does V8 mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Botha View Post
    I'm just curious, but wondering is this curiosity the fist sign of watch-nerd status??
    Yes that is 100% a watch nerd question!

    However like you and many on here, I am also enough of a watch nerd to want to know this answer so interested to hear if anyone knows it :)

    Don't worry, you're in good company.

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    Re: What does V8 mean?

    Thanks Ukal. Yep, I'm hoping. I hope its not some kind of secret ETA watchmaker society mark that they are shy to share...

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    Re: What does V8 mean?

    This is the official identification by the
    Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH)
    for the movements produced by our supplier
    (ETA) for Swatch “Swiss Made” watches.
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    Re: What does V8 mean?

    It has a Chevy 350 in there.
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    Re: What does V8 mean?

    Chevy V16 for 24 hour time...

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    Re: What does V8 mean?

    Flathead Ford.

    Sorry, i'm not sure, just contributing to the delinquency.

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    Re: What does V8 mean?

    Thanks Edgar - increasing all of our watch-nerd trivia capabilities.

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    Re: What does V8 mean?

    So basically, it only says V8 on the case if its a Swatch. I see my 8 year old's FlikFlak is also marked V8 on the case. How cool is that...?

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