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swatches experts?

I bought one from the latest range Irony XLite and it has a 'misprint' on the dial.

Looking at the others in the various shops they are all different . But online publicity shots look same as mine.

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Left hand small dial should say : 60 - 15 - 30 - 45
But mine says : 60 - 35 - 30 - 45

So do i have a rare collectible item? All the others I've seen in store are different to mine but mine is same as the swatch.ch website .. so confused.
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Old 01.04.2015, 12:44
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Re: swatches experts?

that or a poor quality fake
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Old 01.04.2015, 12:54
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I bought one from the latest range Irony XLite and it has a 'misprint' on the dial.
Oh the irony!
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Re: swatches experts?

Sorry, I vote fake too. There is a "fan picture" on the Swatch US website showing the incorrect dial, but I don't think that we can say for certain that the watch in that picture is genuine either. Where did you get it?

So many watch threads today...
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Old 01.04.2015, 13:06
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Re: swatches experts?

It's not a fake.

http://www.swatch.com/de_ch/irony-xlite

Click the fourth grey blob thing on their shitty website.
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It's not a fake.

http://www.swatch.com/de_ch/irony-xlite

Click the fourth grey blob thing on their shitty website.
Hmmm, fair enough. Mental note to self - don't ever buy a Swatch watch. Not with QC like that...

To the original poster, probably not rare and collectible then. I'd take it back and get a watch with correct numbers rather than hope for a huge resale windfall in the future...
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So do i have a rare collectible item?
Absolutely, and for more than one reason: All the others watches I've seen in stores have a big dial which should say : 12 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11
But yours says : 12 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11
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Absolutely, and for more than one reason: All the others watches I've seen in stores have a big dial which should say : 12 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11
But yours says : 12 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11
Actually it says 12 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 4 - 5 - u - 7 - 8 - 9 - 1 - 11
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Old 01.04.2015, 13:26
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Re: swatches experts?

The first watches off the line are usually used for photos for advertising (or sometimes pre-production samples are used for photos) so you probably got one of those.

Someone must have spotted the error later and it got fixed in subsequent production runs.
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Re: swatches experts?

It's from the Flagship swatch store on the Rue de Rive in Geneve so we can be pretty sure it's not a fake

I'm guessing maybe an early production model since the "wrong" face is on the swatch website but actual watches in stores are correct.

I bought it on the day this model was released, popped into the store for a battery for the wife's watch and they were assembling the display and unboxing the watches.. Just an impulse purchase but hey, they gave me the battery free.
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Re: swatches experts?

I'd hang on to it. It makes it a bit more quirky and could be worth more to a collector in a few years.

Keep the receipt to show place and date of purchase.
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Re: swatches experts?

Dear John,

Every Swatch comes with a 2 years worldwide warranty, you can probably bring it to any swatch outlet for query.
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Old 01.04.2015, 13:51
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Re: swatches experts?

If the numbers aren't required to help tell the time, or record elapsed time, then keep it.

Things with errors tend to attract collectors.


I licked a dodgy Penny black, once.
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Re: swatches experts?

Could it be an elaborate April fool's watch? http://www.bbc.com/news/technology
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If the numbers aren't required to help tell the time, or record elapsed time, then keep it.

Things with errors tend to attract collectors.


I licked a dodgy Penny black, once.
That's the plan .. It'll go into the watch drawer and appreciate
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