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Top 5 Swatch Irony Watches for Men | Men's Swiss Steel watches

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Eager to find the best Swatch Irony watch for men?

The Swatch Irony family contains all the metal-cased watches produced by Swatch, making these Swiss watches very attractive to men. Swatch has been around since 1983, yet they managed to leave a strong mark on the watch world. All Swatch Irony watches for men have something unique and you should find out which model or style suits you best. With a price range between $100-$250, you get a stainless steel diver watch, with either quartz or automatic watch movement. For more Vintage Swatch watches check out our website.


Swiss Watch Movements

Swatch has all its watches made in Switzerland and the movements are 100% Swiss-made by them. If you compare the price ranges of other Swiss watches for men and Swatch, you will get to the same conclusion: This might be the cheapest, best-quality Swiss watch you can buy.  Everything has been automatized without losing quality, material endurance, and movement precision. The Swatch Group revolutionized the watch industry

 Let's have a look at five of our favorite Swatch Irony models:


1. Swatch Irony Quartz Movement Blue Dial Men's Watch YVS423G


The YVS423G is a Swatch Irony that has been featured so many times in our articles for several reasons. First of all, it is one of the all-time best sellers Swatches and it's easy to see why. You get a chronograph watch, blue face dial, featuring a silver-tone, stainless steel case, and strap. At $150 this might be an affordable buy for any man who wants to start his watch collection. The mix of colors, 43 mm case diameter, and steel feeling make this a true men's watch. Chronograph with 3 subdials: 60-second, 60-minute, and 1/10th of a second.

I have had this exact model for almost 3 years and I always return to it. I get compliments every time and my friends already know I am a big Swatch watch fan and they also became passionate about them because of models like this one.

The stainless-steel texture gives you a good feeling and you can wear it either with a suit or a T-shirt. This is the true beauty of Swatch Irony watches: their versatility. Moreover, you get a shock resistance quality, which is very hard to find at this price.


Swatch Irony Quartz Movement Blue Dial Men's Watch YVS423G |



2. Swatch YIS401G Sistem51 Irony Sistem Boreal men's automatic watch

The Sistem51 watch was released at Basel World in 2013 by Swatch, and it is the world's first mechanical movement with entirely automated assembly. With this statement, the Swatch Group continued their watch innovations and gained even more exposure. The watch has only 51 components, all of which are anchored to a central screw, a 90-hour power reserve and we should not forget that it is 100% Swiss made. The watch sells at around $180, $30 more than our previous one. 

Given the unicity of this Swiss watch movement and assembly mode, you might ask why this isn't our top pick. Well, this automated watch movement will stop running after the 90-hours, once the power reserve is gone. That is not something convenient for a lot of people, the quartz movement can keep on going for up to two years. 

Nonetheless, any mechanical watch enthusiast should own a Sistem51 Swatch Irony watch at some point in their life. These watches will also maintain a lot of their value, maybe even become more valuable in time.



5.Swatch YIS401G Sistem51 Irony Sistem Boreal men's automatic watch |



3. Swatch Irony Camarade Blue Dial Silicone Strap Unisex Watch YWS428

The Swatch Irony Camarade blue dial is the budget watch most men are looking for. If you are looking to spend under $80 for a water-resistant Swiss watch, this iis the way to go. This is a very simple and classy watch, with Swiss quartz watch movement and a black silicone watch strap. 

This is a perfect watch for someone with an active life, and it's perfect for water sports as well. You get a mix of black, blue and silver. On top of that, the beauty of Swatch Irony watches is that you can wear them with a variety of outfits and styles.  This watch is water-resistant to 30 meters / 100 feet / 3 atm.


Swatch Irony Camarade Blue Dial Silicone Strap Unisex Watch YWS428 |




4. Swatch Irony Minimalis-Tic Silver Dial Stainless Steel Men's Watch YOS453G

Some people say the Swatch Irony Minimalis-Tic is the perfect alternative for our first choice given the identical form, but it is different in so many ways. First of all, the case diameter is 47mm, so make sure your wrist can handle that. This is a truly big men's watch. For this reason, we recommend you to go into a Swatch Store, in order to get an idea of your wrist measurements. It might look great in the photos, but might be too big for your taste.

Secondly, they call it Minimalis-Tic for the obvious reasons. The colors and simplicity of the watch dial make this a minimalist watch for men. Swatch Irony watches have so many variations, so you should rely on your taste, wrist size, budget and watch movement preferences.




Swatch Irony Minimalis-Tic Silver Dial Stainless Steel Men's Watch YOS453G |




 5. Watch Swatch Irony XLITE Chrono YYS4014 YELLOW PUSHER

In order to cater for all tastes, our last pick is the Swatch Irony Xlite Chrono: the perfect men's sports watch. Some of you might not be that much into watches, but love sports a lot. Well, this is your chance to make a change and make this Irony Swatch watch your everyday accessory. The basic features of the watch might help you a lot on the football or basketball field. The colors are very eye-catching and this is why this Swiss Swatch watch is so loved by non-watch enthusiasts.

The watch is still great for Swatch brand lovers but might not be as versatile as the rest of the above. This is why the Swatch Irony Xlite Chrono makes it to the bottom of our list.


Watch Swatch Irony XLITE Chrono YYS4014 YELLOW PUSHER |





BONUS watch:

Swatch Men's YAS100G Automatic See Through Dial Crystal Watch

For several reasons, we had to include this Skeleton Swatch automatic watch in our list. This is a perfect alternative to the Swatch Irony Sistem 51, but it has a see-through/skeleton watch dial. These Swiss watches have gained incredible popularity over the years. The Skeleton watch industry is rapidly growing and we see more and more watch brands adopt this type of design.

You still get that automatic swiss made watch movement, but the case diameter is only 38mm and the price tag is around $200. For these reasons we decided to exclude it from our top 5 list but had to make an honorable mention about it.

Swatch Men's YAS100G Automatic See Through Dial Crystal Watch |




Final Thoughts on Swatch Irony watches for men

These have been our best picks for the Top 5 Swatch Irony watches for men. I hope you have enjoyed this article and we look forward to hearing what you think in the comment section. Do not forget to check out our Vintage Swatches and also follow us on social media platforms for more updates.

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