Swatch Releases $90 Diver

Non-categorized watch related discussion
Post Reply
Ocean
Founding Member
Posts: 1146
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:00 pm

Swatch Releases $90 Diver

Post by Ocean » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:24 pm

Image
Image
Image
Swatch Releases $90 Scuba Libre Divers’ Watch
June 11, 2013 By Jason Francisco


For those in search of a dive watch who are on a tight budget, Swatch has released a line of inexpensive dive watches named Scuba Libre. Water-resistant to 200 meters, the Scuba Libre watches have bold indicators in high-contrast colors, making them easy to read when underwater. The watches also feature rotating bezels and silicone straps.
The new collection offers several models in nine different color combinations, with three of the new models featuring transparent dials to show the colorful movements inside their translucent cases. The Scuba Libra retails for just $90.

http://www.watchtime.com/blog/swatch-releases-90-scuba-libre-divers-watch/
Image
Mortuus Fakeuus

Re: Swatch Releases $90 Diver

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:58 am

I've got to admit that I kind of like the Deep Turtle, the black one with green trim, and the only one with a NATO-style strap.  It'll be interesting to see how well they do when they pop-up in a location near you...where it'll get whacked with local sales taxes and the odd mark-up, making the $90. price tag a fond memory.
kahuna74
Posts: 1491
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:00 pm

Re: Swatch Releases $90 Diver

Post by kahuna74 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:33 am

I bought a swatch a long time ago, hated it. Plating came of the crown in about two months, strap was way to short for me, and looked like something a little kid would wear as their first watch.
itfc1959
Founding Member
Posts: 44
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:00 pm

Re: Swatch Releases $90 Diver

Post by itfc1959 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:40 am

Not overly impressed, to be honest. They refer back to the disposable Swatches of the early 80s that allowed you to change strap colours, casings, etc, for about the price of a couple of pints. I didn't like them, either.
Okies
Posts: 15
Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:00 pm

Re: Swatch Releases $90 Diver

Post by Okies » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:14 am

These remind me of high school when the plastic swatch with different color crystal protectors was very popular.  I wouldn't slap one of those on my wrist now, but for a early teen this is a great way to keep them from going digital!!
Last edited by No such person on Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:15 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Spelling, duh
SemperEadem2
Posts: 17
Joined: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:00 pm

Re: Swatch Releases $90 Diver

Post by SemperEadem2 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:42 am

That reminds me of the old Jellyfish I had back in the day. Hasn't run since the mid-1980s.

I wonder if they'll be bringing back the little stretchy crown protectors we all had 30 years ago?

At any rate, those designs are clearly meant for teenagers and young adults. I turn 40 this year, so I'm too old for them. But I imagine the kids will love them.
Mortuus Fakeuus

Re: Swatch Releases $90 Diver

Post by Mortuus Fakeuus » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:14 pm

Now wait just a minute there, SF2...I happen to be 54 years old and I'd gladly trade places with you...young whippersnapper! :face:
wottime
Posts: 211
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:00 pm

Re: Swatch Releases $90 Diver

Post by wottime » Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:27 pm

Nah. Over the whole ETA and Swatch stuff. Considering you could get a G Shock or Mako/Ray for around the same price, I'd pass. Plus they look like ICE and Toy watches which ensue nausea upon viewing.
Post Reply