Thanks to CT for the comment on the last post and reminding me about this!
The swatch, and 80s watches in general were brilliant. Todays watches are rubbish. The 80s ones were a fad that caught on around the playground pretty quick in the 80s.
There were basically two types of people. The digital watch people and those that had swatches. Both types of people would routinely wear 2, 3, sometime four or five watches at a time. Why? God only knows. But it seemed like the right thing to do back in 1985.
I personally loved the digital watches. First of all the calculator one came out by Casio. Brilliant. Then, you had the one with the A to Z keyboard and a slightly angled screen. This was my favorite, and it still looks futuristic today. I want one again! They were so cool.
In addition to the calculator and computer watches from Japan, you had the game watches. Well ahead of their time, you would usually have two buttons, and the only one I ever owned was a football game that I swapped with my mate Kevin for the computer watch. A very simplistic game where you could go left, right, or pressing both buttons you could shoot for goal. Yeaaaah!
Swatch Watches, as with punk rock, leg warmers from Flash Dance, charm necklaces, jelly bracelets up and down both arms, neon colors, Flat tops, the swatch watch was a relic of the 80s.
Quite why we all used to feel the need to wear 4 at a time I dont know. But I loved it. I am off to EBay to buy one and go Retro!
Thanks CT for reminding me about this crazeâ€¦ Iâ€™d totally forgotten!
His blog is a great read, check it out here
Good swatch website here too
I love the 80s. Anyone else got something they remember that they want to see here, just post a comment!
Posted by Life in the 80's at 2:35 PM