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Do you have a good suggestion on how to rotate Apple Watch and mechanical watch with ease?
I am a long-time enthusiast for smart watches. Recently, I got into mechanical watches, and one-by-one, have replaced all my smart watches with mechanicals. Except for the Apple Watch. This one is difficult, because it's just so good. I don't foresee me getting rid of this any time soon.

I have a particular soft spot for the Apple Watch because its gentle nagging about activity prompted this former lard-arse to get off his butt, and lose forty pounds in the last year. I still use it every day for exercise. Possibly when (if) the honeymoon period is over with mechanicals, I may reverse the rotation and use the Apple Watch as my daily wear, and mechanicals for special occasions. Who knows?

When I wear my mechanicals, I'm aware of missing the hugely useful notifications on the Apple Watch; when I wear the Apple Watch, I'm aware of the "coldness" of the computer and miss the soul of a mechanical. It's quite tough to reconcile the two.

Anyway, I'm not sure I have any earth-shattering advice for you, but, at least for me, this is how it currently fits into my rotation:
Mechanical during the day and at work (I'm a pianist, so have a solar quarts dress watch for that), Apple Watch for tracking exercise. Apple Watch at night so that I can easily see the time in the middle of the night, and I use it to track my sleep.

Either way, if you're on the fence about the Apple Watch, I can't recommend it enough—provided you can accept that it won't have the "soul" of your mechanical watches. This is offset by its utility.
 

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If I get the Apple Watch, I'd use the Apple Watch during weekdays when I work, for notifications. I would use my mechanical watches during weekends.

Because of the discount, I probably will get the Apple Watch Series 3 without LTE. If I don't like it, I can give it away. If I like it, I think I will buy watch winder for my mechanical watchews. Looks like I can get an average watch winder for $100-$125.
 

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I have converted to wearing the apple watch 24/7.
Sleep and activity tracking is very interesting
I have a constant daily struggle about that. I love my mechanical and analogue watches, but I’m always acutely aware of the functionality I’m giving up to wear them—especially as I wear it to work out every day. Beauty or brains.
 

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I held off buying an AW for a long time... mostly because I was worried it would take over. And I do agree that it’s at its best when you wear it daily. That said, I’ve settled into a routine that works. I wear my mechanicals mostly during the work week and the AW at the gym and for kicking around on Saturdays. I probably sacrifice some of the benefits that way, but it seems to be working for me.


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I have a constant daily struggle about that. I love my mechanical and analogue watches, but I’m always acutely aware of the functionality I’m giving up to wear them—especially as I wear it to work out every day. Beauty or brains.
I think I will be wearing my AW3 even when I go to opera or concerts in my suit and tie. I will just wear the Apple watch with nice leather strap when I am dressed up.

The silent taptic engine is also genius.
 

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I think I will be wearing my AW3 even when I go to opera or concerts in my suit and tie. I will just wear the Apple watch with nice leather strap when I am dressed up.

The silent taptic engine is also genius.
I have to wear a tie to work. First year it felt weird wearing the AW in professional attire, then I relegated my dress watch to things like weddings etc. Now I just don't care I wear it with everything haha and I sold the dress watch. Sometimes I think about getting another one of those +/- 5 sec p/y citizens, but I don't know when I would wear it.

First AW and the old daily wearer. Citizen CTQ57-0954 high accuracy quartz.

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Why do you call that wrist-computer a watch?

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Why do you call that wrist-computer a watch?
Well, the time display is just an app. I call this product a "wrist phone".
However, this is an Apple product. Apple gets to name it, and Apple
named their product the "Apple Watch". So, that is what we call it here.


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The main function of a watch is the main function of the apple watch.
The apple watch does whole a lot more in addition to its main function and that's why i wear it.
 
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