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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:20 PM   #26
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I'm sure he was joking, although I'm really excited for it. It's great to finally have an Apple product coming that really has no leaks. I used to love the original iPhone and such releases, because it was all a surprise. Now everyone knows what it's going to look like even if you don't frequent sites like this.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:21 PM   #27
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Surely though there are two types of watch buyers? The practical ones who will love the iWatch but then theres the "showey" types who use a watch like wearing a necklace. Apple may make a high class iWatch but then people who buy these "showey" watches surely don't want a watch everyone else has?

I think High end watch companies are safe, its the middle range ones who are "in trouble".
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:21 PM   #28
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That's just crazy talk. I personally wouldn't consider over $500 for either an iWatch or a 'fancy' watch. Ideally, I'd like to have both.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:21 PM   #29
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For a quiet guy, that's pretty bold.

And although I doubt it would be the case, and if he actually said this, it is still exciting to see some body talk it up.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:22 PM   #30
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kinda different markets

traditional watches are jewelry that can be handed down generations.

Any watch apple makes will be obsolete after the next revision, or within a couple years.
"This watch I got here was first purchased by your great-grandfather during the first World War. It was bought in a little general store in Knoxville, Tennessee. Made by the first company to ever make wrist watches. Up till then people just carried pocket watches."
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:22 PM   #31
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Since it was something that was said internally, I'd treat it as such...
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:24 PM   #32
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Just a few more days and we'll see if they deliver on the hype
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:24 PM   #33
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I don't believe this.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:27 PM   #34
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Nobody has seen the watch or knows anything about it but let's all agree it sucks right guys?
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:28 PM   #35
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hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah ROLF hahahahahahahaha what a total idiot hahahahaha

Yeah Jony, I am 100% certain the entire Swiss watch industry will be shaking in their boots with the iwatch announcement

Makes me feel ashamed to be British that stupid comment does.

Hmm he has come out on record and said this? More like Apple are in trouble then to make a claim like that, since when have they done this....


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Ah I see, it was APPARENTLY said by Jony internally... faith restored in that case, fair enough if he wants to gloat like an utter tool like that in private, but for a moment I did think he stated it publically!
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:29 PM   #36
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Rolex is operating out of Switzerland so we are positively screwed price wise. Would have felt better if he said Casio and Rolex are screwed.
And what's stopping Rolex (and others) from making a Android Wear smartwatch? Apple best "watch" its step!
What is and what will continue to stop them is attitude, the capability to adapt, and the leadership and resources to do so.

Apple has been at it for almost three decades. Once the iPhone appeared, so did Apple's ecosystem. That didn't just happen.

Has any other company been similarly occupied? NO.

The Swiss watch industry may very well be going the way of the buggy whip, as a result.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:30 PM   #37
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"This watch I got here was first purchased by your great-grandfather during the first World War. It was bought in a little general store in Knoxville, Tennessee. Made by the first company to ever make wrist watches. Up till then people just carried pocket watches."
Brilliant. If I could do a passable Walken impression, I would learn this whole monologue and perform it at parties. The best. Thanks for the mood brightener!
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:31 PM   #38
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People that buy $10,000-$50,000 watches aren't going to not buy them because of Apple.

There was an interview with one of the luxury watch vendors CEO back when the first digital watches came out in the 70's. The interviewer asked about the threatening competition from digital watches, and the CEO gave back the answer "We're not in the watch business. We're in the Jewelry business."

The Swiss watchmakers have nothing to worry about.
You sound like Ballmer's reaction to the iPhone and iPad. Arrogance. Look what happened to him and to Microsoft.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:31 PM   #39
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Lmao. Oh (s)!! Jony talking crap...man, this Apple event is about to be amazing!!
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:32 PM   #40
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If Johnny Ive thinks that people buy high end watches aka
"Switzerland" are going to stop buying Rolexes, Breitlings or even Tag-Heuer for a iWatch then he's in trouble. People don't buy those watches for function. I think Apple may be clueless on this one. How many women wear smart-watches?
Anyone in the medical field wears a watch for function, and a lot of people buy expensive watches due to the reliability that they stand for.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:33 PM   #41
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My watch made in Switzerland has been sleeping in my drawer for 7 years now. Their trouble started long time ago.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:34 PM   #42
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kinda different markets

traditional watches are jewelry that can be handed down generations.

Any watch apple makes will be obsolete after the next revision, or within a couple years.
Agreed. Completely different. Rolex & company will continue to do just fine.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:34 PM   #43
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my 2nd favorite Apple quote..

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It is unapologetically plastic.
Bravo! That is my 2nd most favorite Apple quote with "one last thing" being #1.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:35 PM   #44
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It was a joke. Leave the guy alone. What they called the strong statement must have been F'ed.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:36 PM   #45
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Of course he's going to hype it up.... He's not going to say "well, yea, the iWatch is great of course, but still doesn't match the style of the Swiss...".

People who are going to buy Smartwatches are _mostly_ a different market to those who want a dress watch.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:37 PM   #46
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:38 PM   #47
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People that buy $10,000-$50,000 watches aren't going to not buy them because of Apple.

There was an interview with one of the luxury watch vendors CEO back when the first digital watches came out in the 70's. The interviewer asked about the threatening competition from digital watches, and the CEO gave back the answer "We're not in the watch business. We're in the Jewelry business."

The Swiss watchmakers have nothing to worry about.
You should not just read the first paragraph of an article--you might miss the point. The interview you cite happened on the eve of the "Quartz Crisis" of the 1970s, which reduced the Swiss watch industry by over 60%. The interview is cited as an example of business myopia. It actually supports exactly the opposite of the point you seem to be trying to make.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:39 PM   #48
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People that buy $10,000-$50,000 watches aren't going to not buy them because of Apple.
Not necessarily true. You can only (reasonably) wear one watch at a time, whether it is a smart watch or a high end luxury fashion item. If the former is compelling enough, you won't be buying the latter, even if they're in different product categories.
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:40 PM   #49
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Jony is my favorite Apple executive...
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Old Sep 3, 2014, 09:40 PM   #50
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I love my Omega and Rolex so I hope the iWatch is more like an accessory than actually a watch. Sorry Jony, but I don't see myself dropping my two Swiss favorites for a digital gadget no matter how cool it is.
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