Ok, admit it, you had a Swatch Watch, didn’t you…..

Have you ever sat and reminisced about what was popular when you were a kid? Well…. “Then and Now” Thursdays is right up your alley.



Swatch Watches were, like, totally in, back in the 80s, weren’t they?  Like, oh my gosh, you were a total loser if you didn’t have one, right?


Oh, and remember those little plastic “guards?”





CLICK HERE to see the top 15 watches of 2008.  But, here are a couple showing on the list.


Looking kinda different, aren’t they?


So, who’s willing to admit he/she had a Swatch watch with the little plastic “guards”  over it???


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  1. Stephanie says:

    Oh my gosh. I had one of those watches! It was PINK. And it had a scent to it…strawberry. Problem was, it was NOT made of breathable material so it made you sweat. I hardly ever sweat and sweat just pooled beneath it. Ick. Then, after I took it off, my arm would smell like strawberries until I showered.

  2. This does bring back memories! I’ll admit, I was one of those “losers”…we couldn’t afford most of the cool trends when I was growing up. I’m scarred as an adult because of it. =) Kidding!
    And the guards–I remember the big thing at my school was to put on two of them, twisted.

  3. Lynn Rush says:

    Don’t worry, Alison. I was a loser too. I did eventually get one as a gift, I think. Can’t remember. But some kids, they had like three or four. Remember? They’d wear them all at once? LOL. –Stephanie, they had ones that smelled? Man, I was out of it, I don’t remember that. So, a mix of sweat and strawberries…..

  4. Billy Coffey says:

    I will admit it without reservation. I loved my Swatch. Cool then, but kinda ugly now, huh?

  5. Janelle says:

    Yes, had a swatch…it went well with the friendship pins on my shoes.

  6. gzusfreek says:

    I think I remember them, but I didn’t have one. To this day, I never wear a watch. It’s oppressive. . .okay that’s dramatic, I just can’t stand anything tight against my wrist. Now, gold/diamond dangly bracelets – Yeah!

    Thanks for the memories, Lynn

  7. Loriendil says:

    Heh — my kids had swatch watches… I was way before their time…

  8. Sarah says:

    I didn’t have a swatch, but I did wear my “slap wrap” bracelet proudly! Before they got banned from school, that is.

  9. Kat says:

    Oh my gosh! Swatches. Remember the Run DMC commercials advertising Swatches. Awesome stuff.

    I didn’t have a Swatch Watch, but I had a Glow Watch. Later on, I bought a cheapo imitation Swatch with the watch guards.

  10. Rosslyn says:

    The coolest of all Swatch watches were the Keith Haring watches. Do you remember them? At least, I think they were Swatch.

  11. Lynn Rush says:

    Billy—you’re so funny.Yeah, they look kinda plastic, huh?
    Janelle–Friendship pins. OMG…..I’m gonna have to do that one some day on Then and Now!!!! I loved friendship pins.
    Gzusfreek—Yeah, I’ve gone through phases of wearing them, then not. I do now, once in a while…. 🙂
    Loriendil—OH yeah? Were they, like, “Ahhh, mom, everyone’s got ’em.” ? 🙂
    Sarah–a “slap wrap” What the heck is that? And they got banned? What’s up with that?
    Kat–a GLOW watch? You’re kidding….I don’t remember those.
    Rosslyn—I don’t remember Keith Haring watches. They were Swatch? But hey, my memory stinks. LOL.

  12. Sarah says:

    Okay, this is hard to explain, but here goes…

    A slap wrap was a bracelet that started out stiff, and then you slapped it against your wrist and it wrapped into a bracelet. Then they got banned from my school because they made a loud snapping sound when they hit your wrist and teachers got annoyed.

    Am I the only one who remembers those?

  13. Lynn Rush says:

    OHHHHHH, now I know what you mean. I totally remember those….. SWEET!

  14. hope42day says:

    I didn’t have a swatch but I had a mood ring. Anyone rememeber those?

  15. Lynn Rush says:

    OH YEAH, mood rings…….Did they even work? If I had had one, I think mine would have been stuck on anger throughout most of high school….lol. (Didn’t find Christ until senior year…) 🙂

  16. Jennifer says:

    Count me in. I was a Swatch-wearer, too. Funny thing is, I just ran across it in my jewelry box when I was home for Christmas.

  17. Rachel says:

    My husband and I can spend 28 hours taking pix like those. So stinkin’ hilarious, and I don’t even know what you REALLY look like!!

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