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LoveToMacRumors

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I used to wear it a lot when working in the office every day, i don’t use it for fitness, only notifications. Also wore it as a fashion piece (SS version).

Nowadays, i don’t take public transport anymore, i work mostly at home. And i stopped wearing it completely.

Anyone else in the same situation? Im curious about your reasons
 

Darre80

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I’m addicted to tech hehe so I switched back to AW Ultra when it was released just because of the nice integration with Apple ecosystem. Before that I was wearing my Garmin Epix 2 because I’m a runner. Now I’m using AW for everyday usage and running with AW and Garmin ;)
 
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chiefs1968

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Two years ago I purchased the Garmin Fenix 6X and loved it BUT would still have to carry my phone with me while walking a trail and I wanted a free hand and did not want to walk without it in case I got an emergency call so I sold the Garmin and now have my series 6 with cellular and its quite a peace of mind.
 
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sam_dean

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Bought one for ECG... I stopped wearing watches since 1998 when I received my 1st 2G phone as it had a clock.

So a major adjustment to be wearing one again in 2018 just for the ECG.
 

Jackbequickly

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I had to give up my solid gold Rolex for Apple. It’s OK as it was a bit much and a liability to wear these days

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bruinsrme

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I used to wear it a lot when working in the office every day, i don’t use it for fitness, only notifications. Also wore it as a fashion piece (SS version).

Nowadays, i don’t take public transport anymore, i work mostly at home. And i stopped wearing it completely.

Anyone else in the same situation? Im curious about your reasons
Same circumstances, exact same
 
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Fleetboy

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Just the opposite here.

I was heavy into mechanical watches for near 40 years and had (have) an extensive collection. But since the Apple Watch I can't wear a "regular" watch for more than a couple of hours without having to put the Apple Watch back on. And believe me, I've tried many times.

The Apple Watch is just too convenient, functional, comfortable, and durable.
 

BSG75

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Just the opposite here.

I was heavy into mechanical watches for near 40 years and had (have) an extensive collection. But since the Apple Watch I can't wear a "regular" watch for more than a couple of hours without having to put the Apple Watch back on. And believe me, I've tried many times.

The Apple Watch is just too convenient, functional, comfortable, and durable.
Same here! I have a nice collection of mechanical watches, but can only wear one for a couple of hours and want to go back to my Apple Watch. Now that I have the Ultra, it's even harder to wear a mechanical watch for an extended period. However, I do try to wear a mechanical watch while my Ultra charges.

With that being said, I still appreciate the skill and craftsmanship that goes into mechanical watchmaking. It truly is an art.
 
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Thirio2

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I’m not addicted to my watch. I recently started wearing my mechanical watch daily because it is self winding and needs to be worn. I still use my AW4 for workouts daily, but don’t worry about closing rings. For a few days I missed the convenience of Apple Pay on my watch, but got over that quickly. I sometimes miss texts since I keep my phone in a back pocket but I am old enough to remember when there was no instant communication unless someone was home to pick up the landline.
 
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stanza.richi

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I used AW series 2 and series 4 from 2017 to early months of 2021. Than my grandfather give me his old gold manual Longines watch. I started searching information about it and ended buying at first a Orient Kamasu and at least a 124060 Rolex Submariner to celebrate the birth of my first son. Now I use most of the days the Submariner, wearing AW only during workouts. Sometimes thinking about going back to AW at least at work, to don’t miss notification from my wife but I can’t resist to the beauty of my Submariner.

Maybe this honeymoon will end and I will came back, one day, to wear my AW during regular day and reserving my Submariner for ”special“ day.
 
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raab

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I had a series 2 then stopped using it not long after, then bought the series 4 when they had the ecg functionality so started wearing it again
 

GlenK

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Just the opposite here.

I was heavy into mechanical watches for near 40 years and had (have) an extensive collection. But since the Apple Watch I can't wear a "regular" watch for more than a couple of hours without having to put the Apple Watch back on. And believe me, I've tried many times.

The Apple Watch is just too convenient, functional, comfortable, and durable.
Same here! I looked in my watch box a few days ago and all the batteries are dead!!!
 

jimmy_uk

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Oct 19, 2015
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My SS Series 0 battery swelled and pushed the sapphire screen off the body. It's too expensive to fix being the watch is so old so it's been thrown in a draw. Shame as the SS on the link bracelet has been the most comfortable watch I've ever worn. After a year+ of wearing a standard watch I don't miss having another device I have to charge every night. Now I find myself getting back into G-shocks especially as it's their 40th anniversary so hopefully some special pieces are coming this year.

The Ultra is tempting as I really like the large, chunky style and I can pull it off on my 7.5" wrist, but I have questions over the durability of the softer titanium and bead blasted finish being able to withstand nicks and scuffs.
 
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vroom2

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My SS Series 0 battery swelled and pushed the sapphire screen off the body. It's too expensive to fix being the watch is so old so it's been thrown in a draw. Shame as the SS on the link bracelet has been the most comfortable watch I've ever worn. After a year+ of wearing a standard watch I don't miss having another device I have to charge every night. Now I find myself getting back into G-shocks especially as it's their 40th anniversary so hopefully some special pieces are coming this year.

The Ultra is tempting as I really like the large, chunky style and I can pull it off on my 7.5" wrist, but I have questions over the durability of the softer titanium and bead blasted finish being able to withstand nicks and scuffs.
Lots of videos covering durability on Ultra, it is tough as hell, very minor dings happen around tiny chamfered bezel only from what I have seen, other than that rock solid. Bonus, that pricey SS link bracelet you have in a drawer pairs really nice (from photos I have seen on MR).
 

12CTCT12

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Oct 27, 2017
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I wore mine solidly for several years, but lately I'm moved to mechanical watches during the work week and just use AW for exercise and occasionally during the day on the weekend.

I went through a phase of feeling I was too distracted/engaged in technology and not the real world, so found that not having instant notification of every little message or text has helped to switch off a bit.

I still like my AW and am tempted by an Ultra, but that's more to do with liking technology than any practical need for it, I think.
 
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CharlesShaw

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Been working from home for a couple years, so was also thinking about what happens someday when my Ultra needs to be replaced. If I‘m still WFH would I just re-learn how I lived before AW?

I’d have to turn on phone notifications again (been off since Series 0), but I”d mostly miss having Apple Pay on my wrist. Not the end of the world, but I do enjoy leaving my phone at home whenever it’s convenient to do so.

Oh, fall detection is reassuring since I bike frequently.

Oh, I also enjoy the added security of having my heart monitored, since I’m old enough for fall detection.
 
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