Is Sistem51 good?

If you are used to a steel mechanical watch, the Sistem51 is so light that you’ll to forget that it is there. The case finishing is about as good as one could expect for a $150 plastic watch. I was expecting seams from the molding process. However, the plastic was smooth and had a uniform texture.

Can a Sistem51 be serviced?

All in all, the Swatch Sistem51 Irony Arrow is a great looking, moderately sized pilot’s style watch with a really interesting movement, now made even better since it can be serviced.

How long does Sistem51 last?

The plastic and rubber degrades and exposes the movement to the environment, causing failure. The longest I’ve had a Swatch was about 4-5 years, and that was in rotation with a few Swatches. I give the Sistem51 about the same useful life, about 2-3 years if worn everyday, and a bit longer in rotation.

Is Swatch Sistem51 waterproof?

The results were that the Sistem51 is perfectly water resistant, whether tested under pressure or not. Then, the Sistem51 underwent a whole series of precision tests: after the first winding, after 24 hours of wear, after 24 hours of rest, after 72 hours of rest, after full winding and waiting 30 minutes.

How long does a Swatch watch last?

Swatch watches don’t come designed for repair. They expect it to last for a minimum of 10 years, but in reality, they can last longer. After that period, the watch will likely begin to show problems. And usually, it is a battery problem.

Can Swatch Irony be serviced?

They have standard ETA movements and can be serviced by any competent watchmaker (though an official Swatch service may be best).

Can I wear my Swatch in the shower?

Every Swatch watch will remain water-resistant provided that the crown, pushers, glass, case and gaskets remain intact. Don’t wear your watch in the shower. They are not designed to withstand warm water. When your watches cools down after the shower, moist air gets sucked into the case.

Can you swim with a 3 bar Swatch watch?

Watch Information and History 30 meters/100 feet/3 bar: General water resistant watches can withstand minor moisture from splashing, but should not be worn for swimming, diving, bathing, or showering. These watches are the most misunderstood.

How much water resistance does the Swatch Sistem 51 have?

Swatch claims 30 meters of water resistance and various versions of the Swatch Sistem 51 come on various styles. Despite the plastic case and funky design, the Swatch Sistem 51, in most all variants, is remarkably elegant and refined.

How many parts are in the sistem51 automatic watch?

The Sistem51 is a revolutionary of some sort. The 51 parts of components are the least number of parts in any automatic or mechanical watch ever! Typical number of parts for a basic automatic watch is around 100 to 200 by the way so to design a watch with only 51 parts is nothing short of extraordinary.

What makes the Swatch sistem51 automatic movement so good?

Automatic Movement: The Swiss automatic, self-wind movement means that there’s no need for batteries with the Sistem51. Scratch Resistance: The acrylic mineral crystal material the face is made from means that you don’t have to worry about scratches.

What’s the difference between a Seiko 5 and sistem51?

Start with what the Sistem51 is: an attempt to fuse the Swiss automatic and the fashion watch, landing squarely on the side of being a disposable trinket. It costs more than a Seiko 5 but you can’t fix it, regulate it or improve it. It looks cheap, even in its metal-cased varieties.