Swatch Crushing Orange Watch Review - SB05O102

Swatch Crushing Orange Watch Review - SB05O102

My son must have really loved my Swatch Neon to the Max. When we visited the Swatch store recently, he begged me to buy him the Swatch Crushing Orange. How could I say no?

The Omega x Swatch Moonswatch and Blancpain x Swatch Fifty Fathoms appear to have successfully given more interest to the brand, as we were in the Times Square Swatch store looking for a Moonswatch when he spotted the Crushing Orange.

Swatch Crushing Orange Watch Review - SB05O102

Swatch Crushing Orange Details

The crushing orange features large, skeletonized hands with an angular shape.

Swatch Crushing Orange Watch Review - SB05O102

The dial has a subtle vertical brushed pattern. At first, it looks orange, but Swatch describes the dial as brown. An orange-tinted crystal gives it this appearance.

Swatch Crushing Orange Watch Review - SB05O102

While the Swatch brand name is printed on, the hour markers are machined down into the dial rather than pressed up. This seems like a cost-effective way to give the look of applied, machined markers, plus it's cool!

Swatch Crushing Orange Watch Review - SB05O102
Swatch Crushing Orange Watch Review - SB05O102

The large, black crown is easy to grip and sits out of the way at 2. Since it's quartz, you won't be needing to adjust the time often.

Swatch Crushing Orange Watch Review - SB05O102
Swatch Crushing Orange Watch Review - SB05O102

Wearing the Swatch Crushing Orange

Despite being 47mm in diameter, the Swatch Crushing Orange is quite comfortable. The back of the case has a built-in curve that allows it to hug your wrist. It's also very light and is thinner than the Neon to the max.

Swatch Crushing Orange Watch Review - SB05O102
Swatch Crushing Orange Watch Review - SB05O102

It's a watch that's intended to be fun. Thus I don't mind it being larger than I'd prefer in a more traditional watch.

Swatch Crushing Orange Watch Review - SB05O102

Swatch Crushing Orange Strap

The strap on the Swatch Crushing Orange is orange resin with a modeled in diamond pattern. Due to the unique Swatch lugs, strap change options will be limited.

Swatch Crushing Orange Watch Review - SB05O102

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While feeling a bit cheap, the strap is comfortable and matches the case color. 

Swatch Crushing Orange Watch Review - SB05O102

 

The Swatch Crushing Orange Movement

The Crushing Orange uses a basic Swatch 3-hand quartz movement. It doesn't have a date, and the ticking is rather loud through its bio-sourced plastic case.

Swatch Crushing Orange Watch Review - SB05O102

The case is sealed, but battery changes are a breeze with the small metal access panel. 

Conclusion

Swatch watches don't tend to offer tremendous value, and the Crushing Orange is no exception. For $115, there are better made watches out there. What Swatch does offer besides the "Swiss Made" is fun designs. There is a lot to be said for that. Plus it's gotten my son to want to wear a watch!

Swatch Crushing Orange Watch Review - SB05O102

Specifications: 

Name: Swatch Crushing Orange 
Reference Number: SB05O102
MSRP: $115
Diameter: 47mm
Height: 44.8mm
Thickness: 11.75mm
Movement: Swatch Quartz Movement
Water Resistance: 30m
Crown:  Push-pull
Bezel: Fixed
Strap: Bio-sourced material

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