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In Honor of Nicholas Hayek, late founder of Swatch

Recently a fashion icon, Nicholas Hayek, founder and chairman of the Swatch Group Ltd, passed away from heart failure at the age of 82.

Called a “genuine business celebrity,” in his New York Times obituary, Hayek was the mastermind behind the quirky, affordable Swatch watches that have been popular since their inception nearly 30 years ago.

Hayek will be replaced by his daughter, Nayla Hayek. In honor of the late pioneer, here’s a round-up of some fun summer watches that won’t break the bank.


1.     Casio Pink Resin Purple Dial G-Shock, $140.25

2.     Timex 80 Watch Electron Blue, $45

3.     Swatch Fancy Me Watch, $150

4.     Swatch Sliding Waves Watch, $105
5.     Nixon Time Teller P Watch, $60
6.     Timex 80 Classic Gold Metal Watch, $99
7.     Michael Kors Chronograph Watch, $195

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