Thursday, 19 July 2012

Swatch GX128 A/B "As Time Goes By" - Black Rotating Dial watch

On the surface, this watch looks like a normal dial watch, but it is much more weird than that!
The watch has hands pointing to what would normally be 10 past 10, but that doesn't match the numbers...
The way the watch actually works is quite simple, you look at what number the hands are pointing at. The only difference is that the hands stay fixed, but the numbers rotate (like a normal rotating dial/disc watch, but the point you read against is not a single line). For info, the time shown is 1:31

The watch is called As Time Goes By, and was part of the 1997 Spring/Summer collection. It's model number is GX 128 A/B

It has the numbers 709 and 6131 on the back. which suggests that it was made in Japan (although it does say Switzerland on the back). The strap was made in the USA.


10 comments:

  1. WOW! That's a really cool concept, I've never seen something like that before, I would love to see a video of this in action if you have one!

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  2. This watch was hard to find... with all the patience, got mine just this year.
    First saw this watch 15 years ago, and wished of owning one ever since.

    cool watch, i would say.

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  3. where did you get it??

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  4. May I know where you got that? I've been looking for the exact same watch for a very very long time now... it's almost impossible to find it.

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    1. I have one of it! It's new, with original box and tags!
      If you are interested, contact me: gianni_lui89@live.com

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  5. Hi,

    Glad to find this page. :)

    I was in love with this watch! I was a kid when I bought this watch in Giresun, Turkey in 1997. I used it for about 15 years. It broke twice but I struggled to keep it alive. But last year it couldn't survive a very busy day! I was shocked when I saw the two discs which rotate to show the minute and the hour were gone!

    Once I even bought another watch of the same motor set to plant those two discs to continue using that!

    One thing to note is that it was very funny to see the confused faces of strangers in a public environment where they are close to check out the time by looking at my watch. Hehe but they couldn't get it! :)

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  6. This is the coolest watch I've ever seen!! I bought myself one for my 21st birthday in 1997 in South Africa. It got water in after 2 years and stopped working - I was heart broken! Found one in Barcelona in 2000, and bought it again. This time it lasted for about 10 years. Would love to find one again....
    Any ideas as to where to find one?

    PS. I loved offered my wrist if someone asked for the time and seeing the confused looks on faces...

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    1. I have one of it! It's new, with original box and tags!
      If you are interested, contact me: gianni_lui89@live.com

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  7. I love this watch ~ used it all through high school, but then it got put in a jewellery box and forgotten about until a few years later.

    It's almost 20 years old and still ticking away. The hinges holding the straps broke a couple years ago and I miss having my arm yanked by strangers confused by my watch.

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  8. I am in Brazil, I want to buy this watch

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