Are you a newbie to wearing a watch on a regular basis?

mikezmac

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I'm getting the impression that many of the new :apple:Watch owners weren't regular watch wearers. Some were but it seems to me like the :apple:Watch has brought on a new generation of watch people.

I use to wear watches about 15 years ago. Wearing a watch again has been a walk down memory lane. A few of the posts put me on this train of thought. How tight or more precisely how loose is the best way to wear the watch? Breaking in the new watch's band, what's the right size and other memories of my watch learning curve are coming back to me.

I'm loving my Apple Watch. Gen1 or not. Simply as a watch it makes me happy, the rest is a mad bonus.

How many of you are new 'regular' watch wearers ? What's your experience and thought on wearing your :apple:Watch on a regular basis? Fan? Hate it?
 

Jack426

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I wore a watch everyday in 2nd and 3rd grade. (Basically after I learned to tell time.) I liked to know when I would be done with school. :D

After then I stopped wearing a watch, except occasionally, when I needed to know the time. This was before me or anyone in my family had smartphones. Then, years later I got an iPhone and never needed a watch at all. I love watches and their designs, but if I needed the time, I could just look at my phone.

Fast forward to now, I'm really enjoying my Apple Watch. It adds so many technological features that it makes wearing a watch everyday useful for me. It will never replace the beauty of traditional watches, but now it actually serves a purpose besides telling time.
 
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Nermal

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I'm the opposite: I wore a watch pretty much every day for almost 20 years... and didn't get an Apple watch.
 

Jack426

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I wore a watch most days until my late early 30s or so and then stopped for the last 15ish years. Going back is an adjustment.
I agree it's definitely an adjustment. The first week I had my watch my wrist was actually hurting at the end of each day. It wasn't because the watch was too tight, but because of the extra (minute) amount of weight. It's amazing how noticeable the small things are, especially when you haven't worn anything on your wrist in 10+ years.
 

Jb7734

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I have worn high end mechanicals (Rolex, AP, etc.) since I was 14. I'm 20 now and my Apple watch is getting delivered this week! I think it will be a tough balance of when to wear my mechanicals versus my AW
 
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ki2594

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I have worn high end mechanicals (Rolex, AP, etc.) since I was 14. I'm 20 now and my Apple watch is getting delivered this week! I think it will be a tough balance of when to wear my mechanicals versus my AW
I've always loved watches and I got my first Mechanical watch early last year. It definitely sucks knowing that it's collecting dust thanks to the Apple watch, but the fact that I now know my watch can be more functional and productive at the same size- it's hard to go back.
 

PhillyGuy72

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I've always been a total watch geek. Have had a nice collection for years. My first watch was some simple, yet nice digital for my Holy Communion over 3 1/2 decades ago (God, I feel old!) My Apple Watch came today and I felt like a kid again. Honestly I haven't been that excited to receive a watch since the old Casio Data Bank back in '85 :)
 

Cpt. Gilgamesh

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I wore cheap watches as a kid. In high school I got a Nixon Sentry. Boy, what a fantastic watch. I just adored the way it looked until I lost it in college. Then I got some Skagen thing until I eventually got an Apple Watch.
 

Shanghaichica

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I haven't worn a watch regulalry since circa 2008. So to wear a watch everyday is a relativley new experience for me. However I've had my watch since launch day and I've worn it every day. I've never forgotten it even once.
 

EDiTOR9

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I've worn a watch almost regularly for the last six years. Before that, it'd been at least ten years once I had a watch. I have two a Omegas that I absolutely love and still want to wear them but with the  watch being new I'm using it exclusively. I think I'll save the nice watches for formal events for now.
 

SHNXX

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Have almost always worn watches throughout my life.
I still do except when I'm working out or when I'm home or when I'm typing/using a computer.


I think it'd be interesting if everyone posted their watch collection
 

Mac2me

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I wore watches back when I was a teenager and until my 20s. It's been a long time since I've had one on my wrist. Only inexpensive ones but I did have a few for different outfits. I thought an Apple watch was a dumb idea when I heard it, like who wears watches any more. Course I thought music on a device wouldn't go anywhere either. I wear my AW every day since getting it and it's part of my routine now. I think I would have a hard time going back to a time-only watch. Like why would I want to? For me it really is a companion to my iPhone and I can keep my phone in my purse or leave it in the house and not feel disconnected.
 

soya

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Back in my high school days I used to wear Swatches and G-Shock. Then when I started college, I progressively switched to steel watches with steel bracelet like Citizen, Seiko then TAG Heuer and finally Apple Watch SS 42mm with Link Bracelet :D
 

MasterRyu2011

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yup, not a watch wearer normally. These smart watches have made one out of me. Now I have to watch my arm movement more carefully and deal with the inconvenience of watches getting in the way of a collar shirt's sleeves.
 

mikezmac

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Am I the only one getting "phantom" apple watch?
I was in the shower and I felt something on my wrist...(yes most likely water) but my brain said tap, haptic, alert, look and I did.
I actually wondered where my watch was for a second.

Yes, it was early, no I don't hear voices. No, this isn't the first time I looked at a naked wrist not realizing my watch wasn't there.

Please say I'm not alone.
 
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soya

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Am I the only one getting "phantom" apple watch?
I was in the shower and I felt something on my wrist...(yes most likely water) but my brain said tap, haptic, alert, look and I did.
I actually wondered where my watch was for a second.

Yes, it was early, no I don't hear voices. No, this isn't the first time I looked at a naked wrist not realizing my watch wasn't there.

Please say I'm not alone.
I woke up one morning, said: Hey Siri, set an alarm at 3PM. Watch wasn't on my wrist yet :D