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Old 16 September 2021, 05:01 AM   #61
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There was a canary in the coal mine during the quartz crisis. Ultimately it’s song sever played out.
Agreed, but quartz was just a different way of doing a similar thing. I think the difference here is the world is now moving to digital everything. The question is really the timeline.

We know mechanical watches will be relevant in one day and irrelevant in a millennia. It's the middle that's hard to predict.
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Old 16 September 2021, 06:12 AM   #62
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Old 16 September 2021, 08:55 AM   #63
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Agreed, but quartz was just a different way of doing a similar thing. I think the difference here is the world is now moving to digital everything. The question is really the timeline.

We know mechanical watches will be relevant in one day and irrelevant in a millennia. It's the middle that's hard to predict.
Not so fast, in the end times after the EMP when all those electronic devices are rendered useless those of us with mechanical means of keeping time will be revered as gods. Electronic devices will be traded as curiosities interesting only to artisans for the salvage value of their glass and vibrantly colored cases.

Long live the mechanicals!
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Old 16 September 2021, 09:13 AM   #64
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if you want phone notification, get something smaller like Garmin vivosmart and wear it on the other wrist.

i have to say, i tried it for a while but that didn't stick.
Thatís what I do but with a Fitbit Charge 4.
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Old 16 September 2021, 01:09 PM   #65
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Agreed, but quartz was just a different way of doing a similar thing. I think the difference here is the world is now moving to digital everything. The question is really the timeline.

We know mechanical watches will be relevant in one day and irrelevant in a millennia. It's the middle that's hard to predict.
Maybe, maybe not. I mean they mostly irrelevant now. Yeah, sure they tell the time but are mostly wearable art. And that could have a pretty long career arc.
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Old 16 September 2021, 01:30 PM   #66
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Old 16 September 2021, 02:13 PM   #67
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I think that some of the Apple Watch ubiquity will erode in the future due to either more biomechncial implants and/or smart rings. The Oura ring is already out there and can track some health info apparently. If one could get the needed health aspects covered (heart beat, O2 levels, sugar levels, Fall detection, steps per day, etc), in a ring-sized package, would one still “take up wrist space” with a watch?

Likewise, if one has an artificial eye, etc. with full internet access (think Terminator), would one still want an Apple Watch? One might still want jewelry though, and that’s where a watch might still be popular? Just hazarding a guess…
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Old 16 September 2021, 04:15 PM   #68
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Integrating an Apple Watch into the Rolex clasp

I wear an Apple Watch when I work out, go biking, hiking or occasionally I just wear it like any other watch.

However, for me, itís pretty easy.

When Iím wearing a Rolex, Iím not wearing an Apple Watch. When Iím wearing an Apple Watch, Iím not wearing a Rolex or any other watch for that matter.

Also, Iím a big fan of the Apple Watch. Itís the #1 selling watch on the planet right now. However, unlike what we saw with the quartz crisis, I donít think the Apple Watch is any threat at all to Swiss Made mechanical watches. I think there is room for both to thrive in todayís economy, and thatís what weíre seeing.

A lot of guys like me will buy both. Weíll have a Rolex, Omega, Patek, etc., and weíll have an Apple Watch tooÖItís a mistake to assume itís either one or the otherÖ


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Old 17 September 2021, 12:41 AM   #69
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This is exactly along the lines of what I was talking about. Very interesting to see, thank you for sharing!

I will most likely end up wearing the Apple watch for exercise, and my sub the rest of the time, since it doesn't seem like there is a commercially available solution to do this with my Rolex.

I appreciate all the spirited replies to this message! Love the passion.

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Already happenedÖNot a Rolex though.






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Old 17 September 2021, 05:31 PM   #70
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Is that smart enough for a smart watch?
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From my point of view,
It’s just a matter of priorities...
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