Swatch "Dada Traces" Unisex Watch

A Dada-themed Swatch watch from 2003, celebrating the birth of the art movement at Zurich's Cabaret Voltaire. Model number GZ184. New old stock. 90 day warranty.

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What's for sale?

This is the Swatch "Dada Traces" unisex watch made by the Swiss watchmaker for their Autumn/Winter 2003 catalogue. The model number is GZ184.

The Dada movement of art and literature was born at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich during the First World War. The movement embraced chaos and irrationality, rejecting the values which they believed led to the Great War. Swatch feel an affinity with the movement and see it as one of their predecessors.

This watch is a striking design. The black dial has been painted as if it's been wiped away to reveal the inner workings. On the dial are typewritten numerals and the hour, minute and sweep second hands are all bright red. It's clear and easy to read.

The strap is a cut-up of text from the movement's launch.

The watch case is clear resin and inside is a reliable ETA quartz movement powered by a 390 battery.

Who made it and when?

It was designed by Swatch in 2003 for their 2003 Autumn & Winter Catalogue. On the face it reads:

  • swiss
  • swatch ag 2003

What condition is it in?

  • New-old-stock (old retailer stock that hasn't been retailed)
  • In very good 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 width
  • 9mm case thickness
  • 17mm strap width
  • 23cm strap length 
  • 90 grams including box

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21st century (2000 on)
Stock ID:
Out of stock.

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