Hi folks! New to watch talk. From an early age I've been enamored with watches and clocks. In general I collect Swiss automatics and Art Deco Bulovas. Recently I acquired a mint condition Hamilton Ventura on eBay for an incredibly reasonable price. Very stylish watch even if it's not what I usually go for. And at this price point, I have no problems wearing it in my day today rotation. There are so many of these out there that they will never appreciate, so a little daily wear-and-tear doesn't bother me a bit. I have the basic black and chrome analog dial with the black leather strap. What I would like to know is why newer ones say "Swiss Made" at the 6 o'clock position and many used ones do not. I would also like to know when Swatch Group began producing the Ventura with the SM designation. I've had fun researching the watch, and based on what I've seen on this forum, I'm sure most people could answer this. Thanks!