The Apple Watch outsold the entire Swiss watch industry in 2019
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    The Apple Watch outsold the entire Swiss watch industry in 2019

    Not really comparable IMHO but still interesting.

    I'll admit a smart watch is speaking to me as its functionality is unbeatable (maybe not the hideous Apple watch but there are some nice ones, probably a Casio).

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    Re: The Apple Watch outsold the entire Swiss watch industry in 2019

    I was surprised, Apple Watch sales had seemed to be moving along at a stable rate, but growth really accelerated in 2019 (2017: 17.7 Million units, 2018: 22.5 Mill, 2019: 31 Mill). Impressive.
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    Re: The Apple Watch outsold the entire Swiss watch industry in 2019

    I have held back so far, but I must say I am getting tempted, if only they went longer between charges.
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    Re: The Apple Watch outsold the entire Swiss watch industry in 2019

    It's all lies.

    Everyone knows more watches come out of China or Japan than Switzerland, but that is not a good headline.

    Then let's add in Germany, UK, etc. It's not really close.

    In fact, since the Apple watch is a disposable product, it would make more sense to compare it to low end watches. But again, not a good headline.

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    Re: The Apple Watch outsold the entire Swiss watch industry in 2019

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    I have held back so far, but I must say I am getting tempted, if only they went longer between charges.
    I gave one a try for almost a solid year when it was first released. Series 1 watches aren't as good as the current versions but the battery was not an issue for me. I put it on the charger before bed and woke up to a fully charged device. Maybe thinking of it as an electronically operated manual wind watch will help.

    I've been using my phone less lately so having a connected watch doesn't make sense for me and only takes away from the mechanical watches in my collection. If things change I would try one again.
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    Re: The Apple Watch outsold the entire Swiss watch industry in 2019

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    Samsung was on my wrist for whole year. Every day. I don't find these news surprising.
    Smartwatches outselling Swiss for years now.
    They don't go head to head with Rolex and such so these could be safe for now, but industry don't recognize momentum and rules gathering this segment is for a surprise.
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    Re: The Apple Watch outsold the entire Swiss watch industry in 2019

    Cool but only when they have a power reserve comparabe to an automatic worn daily I might consider one...

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    Re: The Apple Watch outsold the entire Swiss watch industry in 2019

    I'm an Apple guy (my wife and I each have a Macbook Pro, several Ipads, Iphone, etc.), but I don't consider it a watch. I think it's a smart device that also tells the time. It offers me nothing that my Iphone doesn't cover and I'd rather wear a real watch. I wouldn't wear one if it was a gift. No dirt thrown to those who wear them, just my opinion ...

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    Re: The Apple Watch outsold the entire Swiss watch industry in 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Rivera View Post
    I'm an Apple guy (my wife and I each have a Macbook Pro, several Ipads, Iphone, etc.), but I don't consider it a watch. I think it's a smart device that also tells the time. It offers me nothing that my Iphone doesn't cover and I'd rather wear a real watch. I wouldn't wear one if it was a gift. No dirt thrown to those who wear them, just my opinion ...
    I agree. It's a cool wearable device. But it's not a watch.
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    Re: The Apple Watch outsold the entire Swiss watch industry in 2019

    Not a watch really?

    It's obviously competing with the top brands and there's a possibility the Smart watches will take over the market...
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