Did Apple Watch Announcement

Crosspjc

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Make you more interested in traditional watches?

I have been looking at antique watches since the announcement. I am now very tempted to buy a 1960s Omega seamaster deville as well as an apple watch.

Anyone else experienced the same?
 

JayLenochiniMac

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I did think about digging out my battery-depleted watch that I've not worn in years thanks to the iPhone, but figured why bother if it'll be relegated to the drawer again once I get the Apple Watch. Buying a new traditional watch makes even less sense because we'll all have become accustomed to a smartwatch and can't function without it.
 

Crosspjc

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That is what is holding me back. Will I be so dependent on the AW that I won't want to wear another watch? Don't want to buy a traditional watch just for it to sit in a case.
 

AngusW

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I'm still going to keep a couple of real watches as back up. One for sentimental reasons, the other because pocket watches are cool.
 

cleirac

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When I was into watches and dreaming about getting one, it was always during the period I cannot afford it. And whenever, I have the chance or can afford it, it was always, I have had to make a choice and went the other way. In short, not a must-have and I can live without it.

When I became a full-time wanderlust traveling the world and a minimalist (except for my Apple gadgets fixes and clothes), no more dreaming of a grand house or fancy, luxury race cars or watches or any material things (again other than my travel accessories - which are my iGadgets and clothes). AW is the only reason why I am going to wear a watch again. It is a must and fits in perfectly with my passion and principle in life now.
 
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Flow39

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If I buy a watch, I want it to be functional. I don't want some expensive jewelry watch, I would rather have a $50 Timex or a smartwatch of some sort.
 

al256

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