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The Swatch Sistem51 Blue Edition for HODINKEE is the Perfect Entry-Level Automatic

If you’re looking for an affordable, entry-level automatic watch, this special collaboration between Swatch and Hodinkee is an excellent candidate.


Following on the heels of the Swatch Sistem51 HODINKEE Vintage 84 from 2017, HODINKEE has teamed up with Swatch once again to offer the Sistem51 Blue Edition. An ode to Swatch’s brightly colored watches from the 1980s and 1990s, the Blue Edition features a 42mm translucent blue plastic case, a Sistem 51 automatic, 19-jewel movement with hours, minutes, seconds and quick-set date, a transparent case back, grey-blue dial, lumed hands, 90 hours of power and 30 meters of water resistance.

Because the Sistem 51 movement’s assembly is automated, these watches are incredibly affordable. At just $150, you’re getting a comfortable, robust everyday watch with a matching silicone strap and a display case back that shows off a colorful, interesting movement.

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