If you bought an Apple Watch last year...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by OllyW, Feb 19, 2016.

?

My Apple Watch was bought...

  1. instead of a $0-$100 traditional watch.

    2 vote(s)
    1.2%
  2. instead of a $100-$500 traditional watch.

    7 vote(s)
    4.2%
  3. instead of a $500-$2000 traditional watch.

    13 vote(s)
    7.8%
  4. instead of a $2000+ traditional watch.

    2 vote(s)
    1.2%
  5. because I had no plans to buy another watch but I couldn't resist the Apple Watch.

    61 vote(s)
    36.5%
  6. because I'd already got a rival smartwatch but I couldn't resist the Apple Watch.

    16 vote(s)
    9.6%
  7. instead of a rival smartwatch.

    8 vote(s)
    4.8%
  8. because I never saw the need to wear a watch before the Apple Watch was released.

    45 vote(s)
    26.9%
  9. as a gift.

    8 vote(s)
    4.8%
  10. none of the above.

    5 vote(s)
    3.0%
  1. OllyW Moderator

    OllyW

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2005
    Location:
    The Black Country, England
    #1
    An interesting question was bought up by @hiddenmarkov in the Apple Watch Sales Estimated at 5.1 Million in Holiday Quarter, Swiss Watch Sales in Trouble news discussion thread...

    So did you buy your Apple Watch instead of a Swiss made traditional watch (or even one made elsewhere) or would you have not purchased a traditional watch of any description last year if Apple had not entered the smartwatch market?

    Other smartwatch owners have who moved to the Apple Watch can also join in.
     
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor

    AlliFlowers

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2011
    Location:
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    #2
    I hadn't worn a traditional watch in years. When the rumors started coming out about the Apple watch, I knew I would be getting one on launch day. (Which I eventually did.) It just makes so much sense!
     
  3. BarracksSi, Feb 19, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2016

    BarracksSi macrumors 68040

    BarracksSi

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2015
    #3
    This is what I nearly bought for myself in 2014. If the AW hadn't been announced, I was ready to pick one up sometime last year. It's just above the $500 mark* for the sake of the poll, but I wouldn't put it in the four-figure category.

    * add-on edit: I just realized that the price for this Hamilton at the shop in the pic was the same as what we paid for my SS AW with AC+.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

    b0fh666

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Location:
    south
    #4
    weared watches since forever, had two pebbles (original and steel) at that point, but wanted to give the apple a try - so far I like it, battery could be better tough.
     
  5. geekiemac macrumors member

    geekiemac

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2016
    Location:
    Switzerland
    #5
    There's an option missing: "It was a present, I did not choose it, but still love it anyway" :D
     
  6. OllyW thread starter Moderator

    OllyW

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2005
    Location:
    The Black Country, England
    #6
    Now fixed. :)
     
  7. jasie02 macrumors 6502a

    jasie02

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2014
    #7
    Neither, because it is 1st gen Apple new product to work 100% with iPhone. Never consider any Android phone or watch, regardless how many watch is already in the market.
     
  8. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

    gwhizkids

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2013
    #8
    This would almost make 2 good polls: what you got it in lieu of and how you got it (planned purchase, spontaneous purchase, gift, etc...)
     
  9. IJBrekke macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2009
    Location:
    Long Beach, CA
    #9
    Received as a gift to replace a 2 year old Pebble that was working fine.
     
  10. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    #10
    Already own more than a couple Swiss watches, and am (was?) a mechanical watch enthusiast. I bought the Apple Watch to try it out, and it's too useful not to wear, at this point.
     
  11. mattopotamus macrumors G5

    mattopotamus

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2012
    #11
    I already had a pebble and wanted a better smart watch. That is not really an option, so I went with "
    because I'd already got a rival smartwatch but I couldn't resist the Apple Watch."
     
  12. DougFNJ macrumors 6502a

    DougFNJ

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2008
    Location:
    NJ
    #12
    I have a watch collection mixed with G-Shocks, Seiko and Citizens, and some nice Swiss pieces from Tag Heuer, Omega, and Doxa. I originally bought the Space Grey Sport which that cash would had went towards a G-Shock. When Apple released the Space Black on Sport band which went on sale for the Best Buy $100 off deal around the holidays, I sold the Space Grey and upgraded which is usually how my watch collection works, 1 in 1 out. I then purchased the Link bracelet off Ebay which ultimately this whole sale would had went towards a Citizen Signature Automatic.

    I will add, since I got the Apple Watch in Space Black, my watch rotation has stopped rotating. This watch rarely leaves my wrist except when doing work around the house or going out with my wife. It now has me seriously considering reducing the size of the collection.
     
  13. tperry macrumors member

    tperry

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Location:
    East Texas
    #13
    For me, watches have always been a tool (was in law enforcement/corrections for almost 20 years then got into computers). I currently have for my "work" watch (I'm now retired) a Traser H3 Commander (P5606 Titanium) that I use for my 'heavy lifting" type stuff around the house. It's been a VERY reliable watch and was only around $500 when I got it. I was given my current SS SB Apple Watch by my local Dr's (married) that I do free computer work for at their clinic as a "thank you" gift for the recent job I did. They know I'm into "geek" stuff, and figured since I had a Mac, an iPhone and an iPad I might as well have the watch to go along with it.
    I honestly would not have purchased the watch for myself (I normally wait until the second release of stuff like this) but I wasn't going to offend them and turn it down. ;)
     
  14. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

    AFEPPL

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2014
    Location:
    England
  15. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #15
    I did too, twice. Third one is sticking and I am even wearing it today!
     
  16. cambookpro macrumors 603

    cambookpro

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    #16
    Essentially replaced a ~£150 Casio watch. Hadn't planned to buy a new watch before the Apple Watch, but wanted to try a smartwatch. Still love the Casio, but it's definitely used a lot less.
     
  17. Seamaster macrumors 65816

    Seamaster

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2003
  18. geekiemac, Feb 19, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2016

    geekiemac macrumors member

    geekiemac

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2016
    Location:
    Switzerland
    #18
    Mine was a Christmas gift from my significant other... I was waiting for version 2 before deciding on an Apple Watch. Now I've gotten so used to it that I couldn't be without. It has replaced the little Tissot I'd been wearing for many years now, as well as a Polar for running and a bunch of Swatch watches :D
     
  19. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    #19
    Same here. I'm embarrassed to admit it, but my wife and I even have matching Aqua Terras, and we don't even wear them when we go out anymore. It may be time to start unloading some Swiss watches before the price bubble pops.
     
  20. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

    BarracksSi

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2015
    #20
    I'll give ya three-fifty for 'em!
     
  21. nicho macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2008
    #21
    i'll see your bid, and raise it to four dollars.
     
  22. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

    BarracksSi

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2015
    #22
    Drat!
     
  23. Flow39 macrumors 68000

    Flow39

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2014
    Location:
    At the Apple Store
    #23
    I had a Pebble and was considering buying a Moto 360 to go with my Moto X, but went with an Apple Watch instead. I just couldn't resist being part of the first gen Apple Product bandwagon to be 100% honest!
     
  24. spriter macrumors 65816

    spriter

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    #24
    I wore a traditional watch for work - often needing to check the time and time things. Then when fitness bands came about I wanted that function. I tried a Fuelband first then a Vivosmart. However, cheching the time and timing things was clunky.

    The Apple Watch allowed me to combine these and it does most of what I need. First tried the Sport but it didn't really work with formal wear so went with the SS Link and a Sport band for exercise.

    I will say I've jumped around other smartwatches (360, Urbane, 360 v2, Gear S2) but felt they were less polished than WatchOS and didn't handle basic notifications as well. They also lacked some features like a speaker to make/receive calls when driving or bluetooth headphone compatibility when running.

    I guess the AW does the best of most of what I want whilst looking decent too.
     
  25. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    #25
    I've had a few G-Shocks and multiple random stainless steel watches. I think this watch has gotten me more into watches, in general. Though it has gotten kind of hard now to go without the functionality of this one, I think I might get more watches.
     

Share This Page