So a little out of my wheelhouse here, but I'm curious what you smart-watch fans think of mechanical watches---any mechanical watches---not necessarily luxury brands like Rolex or even higher end brands like Patek Philippe (although think of those too!). I am a huge fan of these mechanical watches and own several including some higher end watches as well not for accuracy or status but merely because I love the engineering, brand heritage, tactility, etc.
This topic always comes up in the mechanical watches forums/threads ("do smartwatches mark the end of horology?", "are smartwatches responsible for the swiss watch market troubles?," etc.) and I was just wondering what the other side of the discussion looks like.
What do you guys think of mechanical watches?
Note: not to say that a person liking smartwatches and mechanical watches must have feelings that are mutually exclusive, but rather the opinions of mechanical watches from smartwatch enthusiasts (i.e. can hate or love mechanical watches!)
PS: sorry if this is a redundant thread, but my preliminary searches don't show a topic as my aforementioned questions