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    Apple Watch, I tried to love thee...

    So, I turned 31 last week, and on my 31st birthday decided I was going to sell my Apple Watch and return to my watches that I felt I was "cheating on" because I never wore them. I wore my Apple Watch every single day because it was rather useful, but at the same time, I found myself missing the "character" of my other watches. Did anyone else go through this? Or are you going through it now?

    My father-in-law, who has an amazing watch collection himself, told me I was absolutely nuts, and that his Apple Watch was one of his "top 10 material possessions" and he doesn't wear any of his beautiful watches anymore. (I gladly said I would "look after" his watches if he wanted me to)

    Anyways, anyone else going or have gone through this?! Am I making a mistake getting rid of the apple watch?
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    - Longines Heritage 1954 Chronograph
    - Baume et Mercier Classima
    - Tag Heuer Aquaracer Quartz
    - 1948 Omega Bumper Automatic
    - Seiko SNZH53
    - Seiko Orange Monster
    - Swiss Army Officer


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    - Omega Speedmaster Professional "Moon Watch" 3570.50 cal. 1861
    - 1969 Omega Speedmaster Professional cal. 861
    - Omega Geneve
    - Breitling Colt Auto
    - Tag Heuer Formula One Grande Date Lume Dial
    - Kadloo Ocean-Millenium
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    - Orient Mako
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    Apple Watch, I tried to love thee...

    I went through it. I didn't feel like I was "cheating" on my traditional watches though. It was the slowness of the AW that eventually drove me away (also the benefits slowly diminished over time).

    I'm thoroughly enjoying my traditional watches now. I figure I'll revisit AW when it hits revision 4 or 5.


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    Re: Apple Watch, I tried to love thee...

    I think of it as a watch in the rotation, not the One Watch.
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    Apple Watch, I tried to love thee...

    "Cheating"? No clue what you're talking about.




    Hehe, naw I can totally relate.
    The problem with getting rid of the Apple is that I would miss filling in circles, weather at glance, pinging my phone, txt / email notifications, Auto unlocking my MacBook Pro, setting quick timers / alarms.... The list goes on and on. Imagine what version 4 or 5 will add to that already crazy list.

    See you back then (Zetaplus) and happy birthday, OP!

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    Re: Apple Watch, I tried to love thee...

    If you're doubting yourself enough to come on WUS and ask, yeah, you're making a mistake. ;)

    Three of my earlier threads:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f586/co...y-2699457.html
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f586/po...s-3311098.html
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f586/ap...s-2217986.html

    One important thing to note is that I've gotten a new job since I wrote the above posts, and we can't bring personal electronic gadgets into the building -- so on the days when I go to the office, I need to wear my regular watches anyway.

    Because I'm wearing the other watches more often now, I'm remembering how it's a little more fun to choose a different one each time. I could buy more straps for the AW and change its style, of course, but it's a little hard for me to justify doing so these days.

    BUT -- I telework a lot, and whenever I'm at home, I put on the AW because of how useful it is for me. I don't need to even touch my phone as much anymore because the AW lets me know if someone needs to get a hold of me.

    Most of my opinion in the first linked thread still applies, then. The AW has firmly established a place in my rotation.
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    Re: Apple Watch, I tried to love thee...

    I think a lot of people who got the Apple watch here have the same feelings. I got the gen 0, I was so excited for that watch. I never wore any of my mechanicals for a long time, for almost a year. The flow of information was too powerful, I got everything to my wrist and it was awesome. Weather, 3 timezones, stopwatch, date, steps all on one face ugh it was amazing. Going to the gym with it as a tracker was also really cool.

    But ya know, I did miss my other watches. The apple watch felt half baked at gen 0 but sometimes you just have to have the shiny new toy. Now, the series 2 nike is awesome, and I dont regret getting THAT.
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    Re: Apple Watch, I tried to love thee...

    Yep! Now that they made it water resistant and gave it a GPS, it's become an invaluable tool! Not anywhere near as sexy as a speed master or sub however. Can't have it all unless you wear a watch on each wrist. :)



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    Re: Apple Watch, I tried to love thee...

    I briefly contemplated wearing my apple watch on the right, and then one of my mechanicals on the left.. very briefly. Well, mostly when I tried it and it was stupid.

    Thats a really nice combo with the stainless steel and white band. And the bmw haha.
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    Re: Apple Watch, I tried to love thee...

    Quote Originally Posted by aeolianmode View Post
    I briefly contemplated wearing my apple watch on the right, and then one of my mechanicals on the left.. very briefly. Well, mostly when I tried it and it was stupid.

    Thats a really nice combo with the stainless steel and white band. And the bmw haha.
    I have contemplated getting rid of the Apple Watch and going back to a Fitbit on one wrist (smaller, more minimal) and a regular watch on the other. Less obvious that I am technically wearing two watches.


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    Current:
    - Jaeger LeCoultre Master Control Ultra Thin
    - Longines Heritage 1954 Chronograph
    - Baume et Mercier Classima
    - Tag Heuer Aquaracer Quartz
    - 1948 Omega Bumper Automatic
    - Seiko SNZH53
    - Seiko Orange Monster
    - Swiss Army Officer


    Gone but not forgotten:


    - Omega Speedmaster Professional "Moon Watch" 3570.50 cal. 1861
    - 1969 Omega Speedmaster Professional cal. 861
    - Omega Geneve
    - Breitling Colt Auto
    - Tag Heuer Formula One Grande Date Lume Dial
    - Kadloo Ocean-Millenium
    - Swiss Army / Victorinox Ambassador Automatic
    - Oris Automatic
    - Tissot Automatic
    - Orient Mako
    - Steinhart Ocean

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    Re: Apple Watch, I tried to love thee...

    Thanks, I tried wearing the AW on my right wrist. Felt so wrong..

    Quote Originally Posted by aeolianmode View Post
    I briefly contemplated wearing my apple watch on the right, and then one of my mechanicals on the left.. very briefly. Well, mostly when I tried it and it was stupid.

    Thats a really nice combo with the stainless steel and white band. And the bmw haha.
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