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Simple form and function
on 13 March 2011
I can easily cast my memories back to my very first Swatch watch, when they were a rare, almost 'novelty' design item in the UK. The first watches were clean, simple, effective, realatively cheap (actually it was good value for money, rather than 'cheap') and it was so very different from everything else that was around at the time.
Things change though, and much like that old plastic watch, I'd almost forgotten that sometimes the simpler the design the better it can be. (I almost hate to admit it), but I'd given in over the years and bought a 'premium' wristwatch. Something for superb accuracy and weight (you know the sort of thing?) that all the right features, functions (not to mention the price tag). What I'd really been hunting for, was something 'cheap', fewer frills, certainly 'fewer worries', but also something that I could wear anywhere, with anything and not worry about it.
The 'Swatch Warm Rebel' is the one that caught my eye and I'm so very glad that it did.
It's very light (plastic body, plastic casing) and has just enough information (day / date / time) that's needed from a working timepiece (I get a certain comfort from knowing the date, when in the workplace).
The face / markings are simple, effective and easily registered (unlike some of the other combinations in the 'Rebel' range).
The strap is just that little bit wider than the less expensive, 'revival' models, that Swatch has released as well, so it doesn't look out of place or badly proportioned with my 'bloke' wrists (that's not to say that it's not a perfect uni-sex watch!) It's very comfortable and, so far, hasn't picked up any marks that can't easily be wiped away with a little water.
What can I say, it's a great piece. I actually 'adore' it and I finding myself wearing it more and more, even beyond the original intentions of garden, garage and generally pottering about. It's a perfectly acceptable, perfect functional, a relaxed thing to wear.
It's worth shopping around, as prices do seem to vary quite considerably. I'm almsot tempted to buy another!