After not wearing watches for the last 4-5 years, I dug up my two old watches with the intent of going to a local jeweler who said they replace watch batteries. I had saved up for years for an old Swiss Army watch when I was in high school and my wife gave me a Fossil watch back when we got married. I stopped wearing watches because my weight ballooned after getting married (always changing the band) and the Fossil watch went through batteries like crazy. Finally went to Apple Watch in Nov 2017 - for my wife and I and we haven't been happier. We've run more in the last 3 months than we have in our entire lives. Just thought I'd share my experience today --- went to a local jeweler who was happy to see us and didn't seem at all disappointed that I was asking for watch battery replacements. He asked what I did with the bands - used them with my Apple Watch with adapters - we then had a nice chat about Apple Watches. He said his daughter, his daughter's daughter and everyone he knew was getting them but he liked <pointing to his watch> the mechanical ones better. He then talked about how fake watches from China and India were bankrupting him - people opt for those over the real watches. He couldn't believe people like my wife and I would use an Apple Watch that we had to charge every few days (was shocked that we could charge to 100% during a quick shower). So for $22 ($11 each) I got new batteries in these watches. He said he liked the Swiss watch and could tell it was older - didn't mention anything about the Fossil watch. I have the second hands synced up with the Apple Watch. Going to be interesting to see how these things keep time (or don't). I definitely like my Apple Watch but I have a huge fascination with mechanical watches. I'm finding that AW has rekindled my hobby of watches - spending tons of time on Youtube watching https://www.youtube.com/user/watchfinder and this old gem: I won't be able to afford $2k+ watches anytime soon but I definitely would like to have one someday. Though, with the Apple Watch, I don't know if I could justify buying a $2k+ watch and not wear it (because I'd be wearing the Apple Watch all the time). And After So far the second hands are staying in sync . Apologies for the bad CFL light pics. The swiss army watch is a Victorinox SWISS ARMY model #24037 Summit XLT. Makes me want to get one of those massive mechanical alarm clocks and take it apart and put it back together again.