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    Ordered an Apple watch due to physical disability and safety concerns - thoughts?

    I have nearly crippling arthritis in both hands, elbows, wrists and just about everywhere else - meaning that in the Winter in Maine, whilst wearing a turtleneck, LL Bean Chamois shirt, heavy sweater, lined pants and a six inch thick Goose Down parka I miss about 50% of my calls and alerts on my phone simply because I can't reach it in time or fumble with my useless hands.

    If I'm carrying it in a coat sleeve or inside pocket? Since I screwed my hearing in the Army (it's a really bad idea to wear hearing protection during actual combat...) I frequently can't hear it ring, or feel the vibration. So the whole "wrist poke" notification is actually handy.

    So, today I found a Stainless/Black on eBay for what seemed like the very good price of $371 and (since I am a watch and strap nutter) also ordered and bought a pile of accessories - having absolutely no clue which I will actually use or resell.

    I'm a bracelet only guy - so naturally I ordered a stainless steel bracelet from Amazon. Also ordered a pair of Armorsuit screen protectors - if I use them on my phone and two iPads? Why not?

    Added a spare magnetic charging cable so I can charge on my nightstand or next my comfy chair without moving the cable. And for nightstand I got a bamboo "Aerb" brand multi device stand (hoping to finally retire my 40 year old red LED radio alarm clock and use the watch for that purpose - and since I read and listen to CSPAN on my iPad Mini? I can also have that charging and stored on the same device at night.

    Finally, I bought a gray Lunatik Epik and am getting a heavy 28/22 bracelet to use with it...it looks to be the watch equivalent of the time honored Otterbox - minus the water resistance. (And the silicon strap is removable so I can replace it with a proper watch bracelet)

    Even my 21 y/o daughter agreed that Dad being able to answer his phone on his wrist, and actually see texts and notifications while driving is a vital safety issue...and no 20 year old EVER agrees with Dad...

    Yeah, I went a bit overboard on accessories, but if I'm right about the "disability factor"? This might end up being the last watch "style" I ever wear. My hands look like claws which have been smashed with a sledgehammer and the reason I use an Otterbox on my phone is the fact that I drop it about 30% of the time I try to hold it...if this bloody watch actually allows me to answer the phone and read email and texts? It could actually be a life saving device.

    Pictures from the eBay listing of the one I have incoming and the various "loot" I got today...I figure that with the eBay price? All the "extras" just bring me up to normal retail for the SS watch anyway, and I saved the receipt.

    Did I miss anything mission critical?













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    Re: Ordered an Apple watch due to physical disability and safety concerns - thoughts?

    Looks like you're all set. I want to know how well the bracelet works out.

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    Re: Ordered an Apple watch due to physical disability and safety concerns - thoughts?

    Well i hope it all works out for you i also like the steel strap and the wooden holder plus looking at your former watches list you have had some beauties in your time.
    Good luck with the Apple



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    Re: Ordered an Apple watch due to physical disability and safety concerns - thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by pr1uk View Post
    Well i hope it all works out for you i also like the steel strap and the wooden holder plus looking at your former watches list you have had some beauties in your time.
    Good luck with the Apple
    Peter
    It is a rather melancholy milestone - I'm wondering just how silly it would look to keep wearing a mechanical on one wrist and the apple on the other. I haven't gone a day without a good quality Swiss mechanical on my arm in over 15 years....except whilst working on the furnace or the car.

    It feels a bit like turning in my drivers license due to age.
    Current - 1978 First Edition 17013 Rolex Oysterquartz, Tag Heuer WK1111 Chronograph, Apple "Dick Tracy" wrist radio

    Former watches - Sinn 142, Rolex 1503, Rolex 17013 Oysterquartz, 16803 Transitional TT Rolex Submariner, Omega GMT, Yellow Superocean, Navitimer A23322, Breitling Colt Chrono auto, Omega Flightmaster cal 910, Breitling Chronomat 13050.1, Omega Speedo reduced, Breitling Colt II SQ, 2 Omega Speedmasters Mark II (racing dial),T Serial 16613 TT Black Sub, Z Serial 16610 Rolex Sub, 18KT Rolex President 18078, 2 Rolex TT Datejust 1601, 4 Rolex TT Datejust 16013, 2 Rolex TT Submariner 16613, 3 Omega Seamaster Chronos 2599.80, 2 Rolex TT GMT Master II E 16713, Breitling Steelfish, Doxa 5000T Seaconquerer, 5 Omega SMP Bonds, Omega Speedmaster Mark 40, 2 Omega Speedmaster Triple Dates, Heuer Carrera cal 12, Breitling TT Chronomat, Breitling Jupiter Pilot, Breitling Superocean, Breitling Colt II Auto, Omega Planet Ocean 45mm, Two Sea Dwellers, and a bunch of crap

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    Re: Ordered an Apple watch due to physical disability and safety concerns - thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by rscmaine View Post
    It is a rather melancholy milestone - I'm wondering just how silly it would look to keep wearing a mechanical on one wrist and the apple on the other. I haven't gone a day without a good quality Swiss mechanical on my arm in over 15 years....except whilst working on the furnace or the car.

    It feels a bit like turning in my drivers license due to age.
    I am the same i can't remember when i was first given a watch but it was a long time ago and i have always wore one but for the last 3 weeks or so i have only wore my Vector Luna smartwatch and i do love it. Can't live without the usefulness of notifications for now at least will i grow out of it not sure but it is so helpful.
    My driving licence needs renewing this year and as i am retired and have no need for a car now i am not going to renew it can't see the point now only ever needed a car for work

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    Re: Ordered an Apple watch due to physical disability and safety concerns - thoughts?

    I enjoy my watches and have decided to wear both. On my left wrist I have the analog to track time, and on the right the Applewatch to do the rest...date, schedule, reminders, heart, and activity. I am fine and I've gotten minimal attention paid to it.
    I say wear them both in good health.

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    Re: Ordered an Apple watch due to physical disability and safety concerns - thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by hm1time View Post
    I enjoy my watches and have decided to wear both. On my left wrist I have the analog to track time, and on the right the Applewatch to do the rest...date, schedule, reminders, heart, and activity. I am fine and I've gotten minimal attention paid to it.
    I say wear them both in good health.

    Hector
    I would love to wear both but my AW SS is on Milanese, maybe have to switch back to the black sport band.
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