Following an overwhelming response to our Swatch contest, we needed a little more time than expected to sift through your recollections and, ultimately, decide upon three winners. The jury has now spoken and, with somewhat of a preference for contestants who went that extra mile, here are the contest’s three winners, complete with their submissions:

1. Benoit Berben (full disclosure: Benoit used to work at The Word which, normally, should make him ineligible to win but have a look at the care he put in his response and tell us if you think he shouldn’t be Number One).

2. Maud Watine

3. Nina Clayton

The sheer passion and attention for detail that came through in the three nostalgic tales above, as well as the use of visual references, is really what swung it. Winners will be notified individually.