Today I want to talk about Swatch watches for men and specifically the Swatch Irony series of watches. I know what you’re thinking – “I don’t want one of those plastic watches in crazy colors” – trust me – I don’t want one of those either. So let’s look at the Swatch Irony watches – they are all watches in metal – some chronographs – nice finishes and overall just nice looking watches. Also – Swatch Group makes is the leading global supplier of watch movements (the guts that make your watch work) – they sell these movements to other companies. So – you’re also getting a quality watch that will function for a long time when you buy a Swatch.
My Swatch Chronograph
What inspired me to write this article is my own Swatch Chronograph that I’ve had for years. It’s also a watch that many people have stopped and commented that it was a nice watch. It has definitely seen its share of wear and tear – but still functions perfectly. Check out the pictures below.
So – based on this watch – I decided to check out the current Swatch Irony lineup to see what is available and what I would recommend for you to check out – and hopefully purchase one for yourself.
First up – Swatch Irony Chronograph – YCS564G – Blustery Black – check out the picture below.
Swatch Blustery Black – YCS564G – MSRP $175
I like this watch a lot – it’s very similar to the watch that I own – I’m thinking that this could be a great replacement. The black face against the silver case and band really looks great – I like the sub-dials with their different texture. Also – on this watch I like the fact that there are no other colors – just black, white and metallic – on this watch it works really well. This is a great watch – if you like it – go buy it here.
Swatch Caterhblack YWS403C – MSRP $120
On this watch I think the black and white contrast is great – especially the black leather band with the contrast stitching. The other feature to note – the red second hand, red outline on the date window and the red bezel marker at 12 o’clock – these details set the watch apart. The white face – simple black markers and black hands all make this a classic watch that you can wear for years. If you have to have this one – go get it here.
The last one to talk about:
Destination London YVS410C – MSRP $180
This one has me sold with the blue face – I think I would buy every watch I see with a blue face – but there ‘s more to this watch than just a face. The silver case and sub-dials, subtle markings on the face (notice how the markings on this one is different than the first watch above – gives it a different feel) and the dark brown leather band. This is a great looking watch – and they really nailed the name – Destination London – this has a very English feel to it. Put on this watch – jump in your Jaguar and drive the English countryside. If this watch speaks to you (in an English accent) – click here to make it yours.
Swatch recently introduced a new series of mechanical watches that use an innovative internal movement. The collection is called Sistem 51 – I wrote a full review on the Sistem51 watches that you can check out by clicking here.
That’s it for now on Swatch watches for men – hopefully I’ve opened your eyes to Swatch – beyond the plastic watches you may have always associated with them.
You can also check out all my other reviews by clicking here.
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