What's for sale?
This is the Swatch "Empire State" unisex watch made by the Swiss watchmaker for their Autumn/Winter 1999 catalogue. The model number is GK309.
The dial is a lovely, graduated blue sky with a silvery grey Empire State building towering between 6 and 12 o'clock. The numerals are in the same grey, the sweep second hand is in white and the hour and minute hands are luminous white. It's a clear, easy-to-read dial.
The multicoloured strap is a summary of the Empire State building's lighting schedule: the tower lights change colour to suit certain important days in the US calendar. You can see the current lighting at Empire State Building Tower Lights.
The watch case is clear resin, which from the back reveals the ETA quartz movement inside. It's powered by a 390 battery.
Who made it and when?
It was designed by Swatch in 1998 for their 1999 Autumn & Winter Catalogue. On the face it reads:
- Empire State Building
What condition is it in?
- New-old-stock (old retailer stock that hasn't been retailed)
- In excellent condition
- Our watches are stored running with batteries fitted but a new battery will be fitted prior to dispatch
- The Swatch warranty has expired, but ours has not
This watch is covered by our 90 day warranty. Please see our Terms of Business for details.
What are the measurements?
- 34mm case diameter
- 9mm case thickness
- 17mm strap width
- 23cm strap length
- 84 grams including box
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