If you have other watches......

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by swandy, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. swandy macrumors regular

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    will you Apple Watch totally replace them all?
    I have three "normal" watches: sporty Tag Hauer (for off days, exercising, etc.), dressier Tag Hauer (mainly for work) and a Breitling (that was a birthday present and worn when going out to dinners, affairs, etc.)
    I assumed when I decided to get the Stainless Steel Watch version that it would for the most part replace the first two - ordered with the Black Sports Band for general wearing and have a black Leather Loop for the times I want it to look dressier.
    But if you have a really nice/dressy watch, can you see yourself leaving it home - those times you are used to wearing it - and wearing the Apple Watch?
    I know it is a stupid question, but since my Watch is not arriving until tomorrow, it gave me sometime to think about it - while reading all these threads also.
     
  2. wahoo10 macrumors 6502

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    I still haven't gotten my watch (damn pink sport bands), so I haven't had time to see it on my wrist and use it, but I know certain situations that I won't use it: fancy nights out, weddings, or anywhere where I feel like someone would try to steal the watch off my wrist

    Other than that, that activity tracker will stay on my wrist
     
  3. KPOM macrumors G5

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    The Stainless Steel with Classic Band or Milanese Loop is pretty dressy. I had a Movado before that this is replacing.
     
  4. susan12369 macrumors 6502

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    I have a couple of very nice watches, and can easily see leaving them home now... except maybe for very nice occasions although maybe not even then!
     
  5. rlj1010 macrumors member

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    Related, but not really related....

    I find it quite amusing that there's a Sponsored ad from TAG HEUER on this page for me right now.
     
  6. swandy thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's funny - especially considering that Taug Heuer announced some time after Apple announced the Watch that they were working on their own smart watch - which I seriously thought about till I learned it was going to run off either Windows Phone or Android (forget which).
     
  7. Supermallet macrumors 65816

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    I'll wear the Apple Watch as my daily driver. My other watch will be used for special events, as I don't want to be getting my wrist pinged if I'm at somebody's wedding or a funeral, etc.
     
  8. rpramanik macrumors regular

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    Are any of these automatics? I have a couple and let them basically stop, and wind them when I change them around every few years. But hear that is not good for them, and had to service one for few hundred bucks once.
     
  9. boobie12 macrumors 6502

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    I also have a movado that the apple watch will be replacing when it arrives. Makes me very sad. I love the simple beauty of a movado.
     
  10. BFW122083 macrumors 6502

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    This is my dilemma. I have a beautiful Panerai that I love. I have had it for a few years and it will last MANY more. I brought this up to an apple employee in store the other week and he kept trying to tell me to look at the Apple Watch differently, blah blah blah.


    A 10k Apple Edition watch will last a year or two. A 10k swiss watch will last a life time.

    I am still on the fence. I would like to see how it fairs during workouts and glancing notifications, but I don't see how it could replace my Panerai.
     
  11. swandy thread starter macrumors regular

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    The "sporty" Tag is battery. The other two are "automatics" (though what idiot choose that term is beyond me). I have a single watch winder that I generally keep the nicer Tag on - the one I wear to work - more because it's crown is small and difficult at times to get open, wind and screw back in. The Breitling has a much larger crown, so it is easier, and I only wind it when I wear it.
    As far as being not good.....well.....I had a Rolex President (another gift) that the Breitling replaced and one time when I brought it in for service I was told that only winding it occasionally (I did not wear it a lot because it was all yellow gold and just felt uncomfortable unless I was really dressed up) was not good for it. So, I will probably keep the Breitling on the winder - but move it further from my bed as it does make some noise even in the drawer.
     
  12. MacMePls macrumors member

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    I don't see myself wearing any of mine(have about 7), unless I am doing heavy/dirty outside type work...my wife is pissy at me(2 were gifts)... I don't know what her problem is, I just bought her a Michele 6 months ago and she's getting a Apple Watch for Mother's Day (if she likes mine)...
     
  13. leeingham macrumors 6502

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    Still waiting for it right now but...

    I have daily g-shocks I wear along side my Fuelband so providing the watch activity tracker is good it shall replace both of them and the fuelband shall take up some drawer space
     
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  15. MacMePls macrumors member

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    Has anybody read anything on what to do with the Edition Watch once it's outdated? I'm sure the Billet solid gold frame is worth some coin...but how much??
     
  16. BFW122083 macrumors 6502

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    I'd be interested to know that too. I don't want to buy one but it would be cool to know what the gold is worth on the watch in comparison to the retail price.
     
  17. whatos macrumors 6502a

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    After four solid days of heavy Apple Watch use, I'm not finding a reason to allow it to displace the wonderful all mechanical precision Swiss Chronographs I love wearing.

    I will remain as open minded as I was upon ordering my Apple Watch. Perhaps in time their will be a useful purpose that brings me back.

    Apple has done a good job for what it is, they are very good at what they do. What I did learn is that for those who need or want to stay connected 24/7 the watch makes that possible.

    But working in tech as I do, and enjoying the outdoor sports and competitions like I do, SUUNTO meets those needs perfectly and I don't have to wear it 24/7. Once done with training or an event I remove it, unplug from tech, and relax.
     
  18. cwieberdink macrumors member

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    I inherited my mom's gold Rolex President watch a year and a half ago. I will never completely stop wearing it, because it was my mom's. But it is 18Kt yellow gold, and I feel self-conscious wearing it sometimes. I will still wear it occasionally, but I need to get a winder when my Apple Watch comes because I'll forget to wind the Rolex.
     
  19. BFW122083 macrumors 6502

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    Right? Hard to beat a nice swiss watch.
     
  20. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I have no interest in wearing any of my other watches any more, though granted nothing in the multi-thousand dollar range. I do have a rather nice stainless & gold Concord Mariner SG, though I think I'd rather wear the .
     
  21. MacMePls macrumors member

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    If the gold was worth say....$9k (current USD)....than maybe it could be an investment....?
     
  22. BFW122083 macrumors 6502

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    That's something that the Apple Watch can't replace, sentimental value :). You'll always love that watch. You can get some pretty decent winders on Amazon.

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    You might be pulling them out once the apple watch's guts get outdated. Or just buy a new apple watch lol.
     
  23. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe someone can start a kickstart project... to turn obsolete Apple Watch into a dumb watch for sentimental value.

    After all it's only the case and band that'll be worth something when internals are absolutely obsolete!
     
  24. whatos macrumors 6502a

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    Actually in that form factor the gold is devalued significantly. Plus there's not much gold content to begin with. Not worth it.
     
  25. swandy thread starter macrumors regular

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    I never loved Rolex's, but when my brother and I went partners in a family owned business, he decided he wanted a gold Rolex President - so of course I said then I should get one also! (Fortunately our wives were smarter and refused.) But like you, I always felt self conscious when wearing it. The Breitling that replaced it is stainless steel with rose gold accents, so it is much more casual looking and I love it. But I think I might miss the Apple Watch too much to wear it very often. I guess only time will tell.
     

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