The Swatch x Blancpain Scuba Fifty Fathoms watch is set to release on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Swatch boutiques worldwide. It’s projected to resell for more than $1,000 USD after initially releasing due to demand and likely limited supply.
Typically, we only dive into sneaker resell predictions, but since this watch is getting so much hype, we figured we’d weigh in.
Here’s everything you need to know about reselling the Swatch x Blancpain Scuba Fifty Fathoms watch.
Swatch x Blancpain Scuba Fifty Fathoms resell prediction
The Swatch x Blancpain Scuba Fifty Fathoms is predicted to resell for more than 1,000 USD because of its desirability and expected lack of supply. Similar to last year’s release of the Swatch x Omega Moonswatch, plastic Swatch collaborations resell quickly on the aftermarket.
However, there are a few factors that could make the resell prices of the Swatch x Blancpain Scuba Fifty Fafthoms fluctuate. Some colorways could be more desirable than others or less common. These less common or more desirable colorways could do better on the aftermarket.
Swatch x Blancpain Scuba Fifty Fathoms vs. Swatch x Omega Moonswatch resell prediction
Looking at last year’s Moonswatch release, which was the first of its kind, Swatch retailers promised supply would meet demand leading up to the release–but it didn’t. Supply didn’t even come close. There was supposed to be an online release of the Omega Moonswatch, but that never happened either because of a lack of supply.
While the Blancpain Scuba Fifty Fathoms does have a large heritage behind it, being that it was one of the first modern dive watches, it’s arguably not on the same level as the Omega Speedmaster. So, our prediction is that resell prices will be more than $1,000 after the initial release, prices will fall similarly to where the Omega Moonswatch is now, around $400 USD in new condition
Additionally, the Moonswatch was only about $300 USD at MSRP, whereas the Blancpain Scuba Fifty Fathoms is $400. The difference in MSPR could create a bit of a difference in the aftermarket for these Blancpain watches as well.
Should resellers hold the Swatch x Blancpain Scuba Fifty Fathom?
No. The Swatch x Blancpain Scuba Fifty Fathom is a plastic watch that is unlikely to appreciate in value over the next decade. The best way for resellers to flip the Swatch x Blancpain Scuba Fifty Fathom is to quickly flip it as fast as possible while aftermarket prices remain high. Once more hit the market, demand will go down.
Resellers who are looking to hold the Swatch x Blancpain Scuba Fifty Fathom for more than 20 years might expect to see an insane return on investment as it could become a collector’s piece in the future. But only if the watch is in new condition and there’s no guarantee these plastic watches will be collectible. It’s only a guess due to their rarity, hype, and the fact they are plastic and won’t last forever like metal watches.
Swatch x Blancpain Scuba Fifty Fathoms details
Created in 1953, the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms watch is known as the first true diver’s watch. Note that it’s not the first diver’s watch ever made, but it’s heritage and history recount it as the first “true” diver’s watch. It pre-dates dive watches from other well-known brands like Rolex. It was also the world’s first diver’s watch that didn’t have radium.
And now, in true Swatch fashion, it’s being turned into a colorful plastic toy.
Takeaways: Swatch x Blancpain Scuba Fifty Fathoms
Let’s face it, the Swatch x Blancpain Scuba Fifty Fathoms is just a plastic watch. But looking back at the hype and demand that we saw for the Moonswatch, we can expect these plastic watches to fly off the shelves.
Watch nerds will hate it. Resellers will make a killing if they quickly flip them online.