The most interesting thing about owning an Apple Watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Srbell67, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. Srbell67, Sep 17, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2016

    Srbell67 macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2010
    Is that I just picked up my Series 2, 42mm Space Black stainless w black sport band and...

    Put the Rolex away in my closet.

    Only Apple can make someone do that.

    Anyone else do the same?

    I kind of feel guilty.
  2. nrvna76 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 4, 2010
  3. PTVMan macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2012
    Thanks for sharing that you have a $20K Rolex. Maybe sell it and donate money to hungry families?
  4. thepro8 macrumors member


    Aug 30, 2009
    you can get nice ones for $5k
  5. JOHNGAETANO macrumors 6502


    Jan 3, 2002
    Akron, Ohio
    How about you do the donating first and let him live his life.
  6. sean000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 16, 2015
    Bellingham, WA
    Lots of people have articles of clothing or jewelry (including watches) that they wear only on special occasions. The Apple Watch makes sense for daily wear because it provides much more information and also offers health/fitness tracking. You can always keep your Rolex to wear as something special.

    I did not have this issue because I was not a watch-wearer before I owned the Apple Watch. I think the last watch I had broke back in the late 90's and I never fixed it or replaced it because it cost less than $100 and I carried other devices with the time (palm pilot, cell phone, and pager before I had a cell phone).

    If I had owned a really nice watch, I probably would have continued to wear it even after I no longer needed it. Since that was not something I had, I just went without until the Apple Watch. For me it's a watch that can be sporty, casual or even dressy depending on the band I pair it with. It's not in the same category of timeless elegance as a Rolex, but I'm not really either ;)

  7. johngwheeler macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2010
    I come from a land down-under...

    I also have a (vintage, inherited) Rolex (not worth $20,000!) and I will continue to wear it on my left wrist with the Apple watch on the right wrist. I was doing this before with a Garmin Vivofit and find the combination works well. I'm still attached to the mechanical watch mostly for sentimental reasons (it belonged to my dad) and it does have a timeless elegance (and never runs out of battery power :) ).

    For exercise or any activity with a risk of impact, I remove the Rolex.

    The combination of excellent mechanical craftsmanship and hi-tech innovation works well for me. I may look odd with two watches, but generally they are covered by my shirt, so few people will ever see them.

  8. Cosmo M3 macrumors regular

    Cosmo M3

    Sep 4, 2010
  9. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    Lol I respect the cojones on you sir. I also have a Rolex I've been having the hardest time giving up for a smartwatch, probably been through several already but not an AW yet. I definitely considered wearing one on each wrist, but am not that brave. I also saw a double strap somewhere that holds a watch on one side, and the AW on the other side, maybe it can be modified.
  10. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    You might be joking but I think in a year or two geeks will find it's super hard to pick Rolex over smart watch.
  11. Srbell67 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2010
    I'm not joking. I'm just saying that I feel guilty about not wearing the expensive Watch that I worked so hard for over the last several years for the new Apple Watch. I might just wear one on each
  12. PTVMan macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2012
    How about you gain some perspective on a clearly boastful post.
  13. Srbell67 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2010

    Easy, guys. I wasn't trying to brag about the rolex and I realize that it came out that way. I apologize.

    I just love the AW so much, but feel like I'm neglecting my little kid back at home.
  14. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
    What is it with guys like you? Insecure? Seriously, I saw no boasting at all in his post, zero. It's a thread about watches, what else do you expect? Why ruin this thread with such pettiness? /rant
    --- Post Merged, Sep 17, 2016 ---
    No it didn't come out as bragging whatsoever IMO. No need to apologize at all.
  15. orbitalpunk macrumors 6502


    Aug 14, 2006
    I didnt see this as bragging at all. Its a valid observation to share and probably very true for a lot of owners with luxury watches. some people are just jelly and can't handle it and act out with rude comments like a 5 year old would. People should be able to talk about things they own no matter its value because its just fun to do.
  16. telefono macrumors 6502


    Dec 17, 2007
    I did exactly the same when I got my 42mm SS with link bracelet when it first was released. I haven't worn my (?????? Watches) since I put on my Apple Watch. One is still spinning in my watch winder and the others are sitting in my watch case having a rest :) Its truly sad after decades collecting, wearing and enjoying these ????? watches to just have them resting.

    I added ???? marks instead of brands because some people here seem angry that some people are able to do what they desire. And before you tell me to sell my unused ???? branded watches and donate the money, I regularly donate and wasn't told to do so, it is my choice to donate and it gives me pleasure to do so :)
  17. fel10 macrumors 68000


    Feb 2, 2010
    Woodstock, GA USA
  18. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Who are you to judge.

    Everyone now hates people with money.

    When did you last work for a poor person?
    --- Post Merged, Sep 18, 2016 ---
    You need not apologize to these people.
  19. Srbell67 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2010

    Tough lives of ours. Haha
  20. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    I've got a few watches, too, and am glad I didn't buy a couple more, because my AW gets probably 90% of my wrist time.

    On the other hand (pun noted!), I've become much more focused about what I would get for a nice special occasion/weekend/personal milestone watch. My "shortlist" has gone from maybe a dozen down to three or four (and, yes, a couple Rolexes are on the list).

    [add-on] I wrote a thread last year comparing my AW to all my other watches. The key point for me was, the AW does something better than each of my other watches, which is why it's so useful so much of the time.
  21. SUMIMASN macrumors member


    Sep 15, 2016
    Brooklin, Ontario, Canada
    Well said. Totally agree.
  22. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    Do you have link to your thread?
  23. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
  24. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I think I can tell you what may have happened here. The Apple Watch is being purchased by people from all walks of life. There are those who are happy and proud to spend thousands on a Watch and those who are not. Previously, the "Rolex buyer" wasn't really finding themselves in the same line as the "g shock buyer" (I am sure there are exceptions).

    I can't imagine spending thousands in a Watch. I had a hard time dropping $400 lol. On a Watch. Because to me it's still just a Watch.

    Having just read the first post, it didn't come off as hostile, but I think the problem was also perpetuated by subsequent responses. I think it's easy to "hate peoples with money", particularly in this political climate, but that doesn't make it right. Some of the most generous people I've met were those wit way more money than I have. Maybe the OP has already donated more money than critics ever will.

    Enjoy your Watch. I know I am. I'm in the boat where I didn't like wearing watches for everything (my nicest Watch prior was a $300 tissot) and it got me to wear a Watch so... there's that.
  25. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    Great thread. Why I never think about doing this before.
    And I can't believe how poor iPod nano screen is compared to first gen AW. Such an improvement.

    Think this is a main point. People shouldn't be quick to judge. If his critics can dig OP history to show he's a dick then fair point but from his first post nothing show he's showing off.

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