Swatch Jelly Fish (Conversion?)

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  1. Franklin Bruner

    Franklin Bruner Registered User

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    Hi Guys, I am new to this forum and honestly forums in general so I apologize if I post something in the wrong area. Anyway I just received this watch. It is a Swatch 1985 Jelly Fish, however this version is an automatic conversion. I just wanted to know if anyone knows more about these automatics. From what I am aware, swatch never made the jelly into automatics. Any information would be helpful! Thanks again, I'll post pictures. Underneath the label they stuck onto the sheet for the date is an original date of 7-13-97 of purchase. 20180921_165704.png 20180921_165724.png 20180921_165743.png 20180921_165801.png 20180921_165815.png 20180921_165824.png 20180921_165933.png 20180921_170300.png
     
  2. roughbarked

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    #2 roughbarked, Sep 21, 2018
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    I suppose they have to do something with old ETA movements. They don't sell them to outsiders any more.

    Swatch released its first Swatch Automatic in 1991.
     
  3. Franklin Bruner

    Franklin Bruner Registered User

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    By they do you mean Swatch and why wouldn't they sell them? And what do you mean by old ETA movements exactly?
     
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    The Swatch group is the they I mentioned, yes. ETA can be traced all the way back to Eterna. Now owned by the Swatch group.
     
  5. Franklin Bruner

    Franklin Bruner Registered User

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    So the movement is a potentially old ETA movement they put into it. Since they don't sell these movements to outsiders anymore, does that increase the value of this particular watch or no since this is not how the watch was originally designed?
     
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    The basic movement has been around a long time and has been built in a number of ways. Some a great deal more expensive than others. One can be sure that they aren't going to put a longines in a swatch. Not really rare at all. Swatch are a throwaway watch. Never meant to be repaired and cared for.
     

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