The buckle did break once, but Swatch promptly gave me another buckle, which was easy to fix back on.
Unfortunately now, the strap has completely snapped in half. But it's only happened after four years of constant, constant use.
Plus points are: really nice classic design and I love how large the face it. It looks much better on a man's wrist than most other Swatch models.
no date of watch production
For me the last swatch
Angus 16 South Africa
Overall a good classic EZ reader with day/date and nice glow. Think about the size twice before u buy it.