While a great many of the best watches unveiled in 2019 were vintage-inspired homages, there were also plenty of timepieces released that were resolutely modern and quite eccentric. And, while we'd like to mention all of them, we've narrowed down it down to these, the five quirkiest watches released in 2019: SWATCH FLYMAGIC The Flymagic is apparently a Swatch. But beyond the branding, the strap- fitting, the box, and the fact it is available in the Swatch shop, it's not very Swatch at all. While it seems at first glance to be surprisingly expensive for a Swatch, the specs stack up. A Nivachron balance spring tops the bill, reputedly reducing the impact of magnetic fields on the watch by a factor of 20. And the mechanical movement has 66 parts. You get what you pay for, after all. Ref No: YHS100 / Case size: 45mm / Case material: Steel / Movement: Flymagic / Price: CHF1500 GUCCI GRIP While Gucci is primarily a fashion label, the brand occasionally produces watches of stylistic note. While this quartz-powered, cushion-shaped timepiece is not going to take home any awards at the GPHG, it is actually pretty interesting. Yes, it looks like bathroom scales, but…

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