Let me preface this by saying I won't be talking about anything confidential about the Watch. These are my own feelings and observations.
That said, I was never a watch guy. I never had an appreciation for watches, period.
When the Watch was announced I was excited. I wanted one. I didn't know why exactly but I did. So I got one. The most expensive one outside of the Edition. I got the Space Black DLC version.
When it (finally) arrived I was over the moon. I couldn't stop wearing it and looking at it. There was something about the bracelet and clasp that was fascinating to me. It was extremely well designed.
I wore it on its DLC bracelet for a long while, proudly showing it to anyone that would listen.
Naturally I started buying more bands for it. Mainly exercise bands because I was using it more often as an exercise tracker.
Then, out of nowhere I got mollywhopped by the automatic watch bug. I don't know if the Apple Watch triggered something deep inside me but out of nowhere I had an addiction.
Next a Pelagos. Next a Submariner 114060. Now to full-on WIS.
While this was happening my Apple Watch sat unused, unless I was running. It felt 'dead' to me compared to a living, breathing mechanical. My $1200 Watch sat dormant. Rarely charged and given life.
This lasted for about 6 months. During this time I'd given up on 'computer watches.'
Until today. I dusted off the Space Black DLC band and clasp. I replaced the exercise strap with it, snapped the clasp shut and appreciated it for what it was. A unique and extremely well-engineered time piece.
For the first time I was appreciating it as a lover of watches, not as a lover of trendy technology. It started to make sense. I felt like I could justify its place in my watch box along with my Rolex and G-Shock.
It it felt like it belonged - for the first time.
Anyhoo, I hope I didn't misspell any words or butcher grammar too impressively.
It was was a story I felt compelled to share given my laying here appreciating my Apple Watch in a new way.