your online resource for information about everything swatch
There are many interesting things to be known about Swatch. On this page please find links to a lot
of pages that tell you more about a certain subject.
Date codes (✔)
What does the year on the dial mean? What codes on the back tell you whan a Swatch was produced and how can you read them?
Country codes (✔)
Most swatches are produced for a specific country. What country codes can you find on the back and to which countries do they refer?
Product codes (✔)
Every Swatch has a unique code. How is this code made up and what do the parts of the code mean?
There are several things that can be done in order to give your Swatches the longest possible life.
Sadly alle valuable things are copied and faked. Swatches are no different. What to look for?
Obviously as a collector you don't want any rules. But maybe you will find some helpful tips here.
Not every watch battery is quite the same. Learn how to chose the best batteries for your Swatch.
The Swatch organisation has always been an interesting object of study. Read all about the people who
made and still make Swatch possible.
Please check here for a full history of the Swatch watch. From the very first sketches and prototypes to the latest innovations.
Where is Swatch going?
Prices of Swatches are an interesting phenomenon. What different kind of prices exist? Why did some Swatches
gain so much value? What is an insurance value? What does condition do to value? And much more!
When worn a Swatch does not have eternal life. When things break, what do you do? What things can be done
by yourself? And what problems can be fixed by the specislist?
Other codes on the back
Besides the date and country codes and numbering many other things can be found on the back of your Swatch.
What does it all mean?
Many limited editions have a number on the watch and the packaging. What to look for?
As a Swatch collector you cannot live without being a member of Swatch Club. Learn all about events and types of membership.
Collection booklets, folders and cards
Swatch has always introduced new collection through folders, booklets, display cards and other advertising materials.