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KensaiMage

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I do have an apple watch but Im wondering whether I should buy this classic piece or not? With leather/woodwn strap it looks nice.


an apple watch can be very dressy

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Do I need anything welss than an apple watch with gold milanese loop, black leather loop and sport band? Do I need a classic watch? What for?
 
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JBaby

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Prior to getting my Watch I hadn’t worn a watch in over 20yrs. So now I don’t wear a traditional watch now. I don’t see why anyone would except for dressing up. But then you miss out on having a useful watch. That watch is ugly. For that price it needs to look way better IMO.
 

limebook

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Sep 22, 2019
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I favor my traditional watches over my Apple for daily wear as I don’t like to feel connected all of the time. Although today I was eager to test out the new OS


I also like the feel and history of traditional watches there are many unique styles and technical feats in my collection.
I own around 30 different watches from the 1950’s to new.
My total collection is under the price of most Single Rolex’s
I also prefer to wear a traditional watch to bed with lume hands as it tells me the time without waking me up when I want to know what time it is.

I would definitely encourage you to follow your gut and at least try one of those Victorinox’s on. They are a great company that is affordable and offer a similar quality to Tissot or Hamilton with a very interesting history.

I think there is joy to be found in looking for, finding and wearing a watch that you like. It’s also fun to wear a watch for different occasions.
Considering your photo I think a dress sports watch like the Victorinox’s range would suit you.

Here are my 2 Victorinox’s that I regularly wear.
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MsRandall

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I wear my AW daily and my Rolex only if I am going out or on vacation. I sold my AW and shipped it yesterday. I said I was going to wear my Rolex to work yesterday but didn’t. Looks like I won’t be wearing a watch for a couple of days until my new AW is delivered
 
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bluegt

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Haven't worn a traditional watch since I got my first Series 0. As I type this, I'm thinking I should sell my classic watches (gathering dust) and put the proceeds into buying Apple stock!
 

bbates123

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Haven't worn a traditional watch since the original AW came out but I'm surprised at how many people still do. I recently re-discovered a bunch of quartz and automatic wrist watches that I had packed away for a move then lost track of. Mostly Hamilton brand. Sold them on Ebay and they all sold quickly, and for way more than I was expecting. So I more than paid for my new AW6 and the upcoming iPhone 12. :)
 

batristain

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only you can answer that :) ....... I have 3 amazing Rolex watches that I rarely ever wear now because I always wear my AW.
Me too my hubby was so pissed when I ditched the Rolex he gave me for an AW. I have had an AW since series 0. I still wear my Rolex when I can't wear a smartwatch (like taking certain cert exams or going places where I will have no connectivity for vacation)....
 

deeddawg

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With very rare exception, I've not worn an old-school watch since fourteen years ago. Switched to an early Polar running watch, then a progression of Garmin models, then Apple Watch beginning with the S2.

There's been a small number of times I'd wear my Citizen ecodrive for dressy occasions, but since switching to SBSS with the S4, I've not worn it.
 

KensaiMage

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What do you guys think about this? :)

Do you like the look "for offline time" as a switch combo vs the apple watch?

Carbon fiber case, leather strap.

PS. I'm still not sure if I should keep the victorinox watch or use my apple watch as the only one. But I guess I might need a nice not-interrupting watch for some special and serenity moments :p What do you think?
 

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limebook

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Based on the audience here so far, I don’t think your going to find the support your looking for.
The only responses so far have been yes I wear my Rolex occasionally or no I sold all my Rolex’s and think people are weird for wearing anything but an AW

This particular watch would unlikely appeal to anyone in those two groups.

Is there any chance you could see it in the flesh or would you be buying it online.

It’s definitely a sports watch. Not for dressing up.
 

Picapau21

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Apr 26, 2015
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80% of the time it’s a smart watch as I cycle to work and use it to track my Workouts Etc

20% traditional watch, mainly on weekends. Looks much better and is also smarter. Not interested in closing rings etc as I do enough non walking exercise so step count rarely reaches 10,000+ unless I go for a run.
 

douglasf13

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I sold off all of my Rolex and other watches years ago after getting my AW 0. Since I’m really into mechanical devices, and even took watch making classes, I did keep a single hand-wound watch from 1969 to admire or wear on occasion, though. I doubt you need to bother with it.
 
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The-Real-Deal82

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I do have an apple watch but Im wondering whether I should buy this classic piece or not? With leather/woodwn strap it looks nice.


an apple watch can be very dressy

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Do I need anything welss than an apple watch with gold milanese loop, black leather loop and sport band? Do I need a classic watch? What for?

That’s a nice looking watch that’s for sure. Some traditional classic aesthetics there and way more interesting from a design perspective over an AW. I still wear my mechanical watches sometimes when I want to look stylish. The AW is useful for day to day use but if I go to an event or have a day at work where we have to dress smarter, I always opt for a nice looking watch over a wrist screen lol.

Go for it and perhaps this isn’t the best place to ask this question as most of the geeks here won’t understand the appreciation of a traditional watch lol. :)
 
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Mousse

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I wear only traditional/classic watches.
I am conservative in this regard.
Man's only jewel is his watch.
Same here. But I only wear mechanical (either hand wind or automatic), no quartz nor atomic nor digital. I find the sweeping second hand relaxing when I've stressed.? The tick-tick-tick of a quartz watch stresses me even more.? One of my many, many quirks.
 

douglasf13

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Ultimately, people wear all styles of watches with all style of apparel these days, from $40K Patek Philippe dress watches with jeans and a t-shirt to $80 Casion G-Shocks digital watches with suits, so you don't really need anything different. It's just about what you like.
 
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KensaiMage

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Would you keep the victorinox I bought? I am not sure if I'll use it often snough, but knowing that the thing is quite stylish and INDESTRUCTIBLE makes me feel as if I had Thor's hammer bound to my wrist. :D
 

Infinite Vortex

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I think I'm in the small minority here that wears a traditional watch. I simply can't bring myself to buy yet another thing that requires daily charging irrespective of what it does. I only want to know the time, everything there's my phone.
 
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George Ambler

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I have four “luxury” watches, 2 Omega’s, a Breitling Navitimer and a Tag Heuer.

For this reason alone I haven’t purchased an Apple Watch until today (series 6) I’m afraid I will never wear the others again. I’m telling myself I will but I know it will get less and less. I’ve started playing golf more so wanted the AW for this as well as sleep tracking, other fitness and for when I shoot weddings (for discreet notifications etc) but that’s leaving not a lot of times to wear my “proper watches”

We’ll see how we go!
 

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Dstopsie

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Haven’t worn my rolex since buying my Apple Watch. Sadly. have worn Cartier and Rolex watches fo years, and now my Rolex just sadly hasnt been worn. it just sits on a winder.
 
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ZipZap

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I favor my traditional watches over my Apple for daily wear as I don’t like to feel connected all of the time. Although today I was eager to test out the new OS


I also like the feel and history of traditional watches there are many unique styles and technical feats in my collection.
I own around 30 different watches from the 1950’s to new.
My total collection is under the price of most Single Rolex’s
I also prefer to wear a traditional watch to bed with lume hands as it tells me the time without waking me up when I want to know what time it is.

I would definitely encourage you to follow your gut and at least try one of those Victorinox’s on. They are a great company that is affordable and offer a similar quality to Tissot or Hamilton with a very interesting history.

I think there is joy to be found in looking for, finding and wearing a watch that you like. It’s also fun to wear a watch for different occasions.
Considering your photo I think a dress sports watch like the Victorinox’s range would suit you.

Here are my 2 Victorinox’s that I regularly wear.
c1347d98d24531a8d7a851784adc514d.jpg

That Apple Watch screen protector looks terrible.
 
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