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I bought an Apple Watch on a whim.....got a good price on a used one....I thought it would be fun to dink with for a bit....and then maybe flip it.

One problem though: I love it.

I have been in the watch "game" for a while and have a good-sized collection....never in a million years would I have thought that I would like my AW so much....it's very useful....and it's fun.

I bought one of the G-Shock looking cases and some straps adapters...the adapters don't allow a lot of room between the spring bar and the body of the adapter so I'm somewhat limited....but I did find a couple of straps that will fit just fine.

I've had it on my wrist for 12 days straight...in the past I never wore the same watch even two days in a row.

So now the question is: Do I start selling my other watches....or will this wear off after a few weeks? :)






 
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I wouldn't sell out yet. The feeling may wear off. If not, the trend may change, at which point you'll want your "old school" watches, lol. But if you enjoy it, wear it. Isn't enjoyment from wearing a watch what it's really all about anyway?
 
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I also had the same reaction when I got my AW a year ago where I wore it for over 2 weeks while on vacation. Extremely useful tool, and pretty good looking to boot.

Enjoy OP! And sometimes a change of straps will make it seem like a new watch should you get tired of the look a few weeks/months down the line.
 

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I would not vsell any. In Time you may go to a new rotation of your watches, with the AW in it.
 

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I've been wearing my Rado for the past five days instead of my AW. I wanted to try to change my routine a bit, and I also wanted to check the Rado movement's accuracy.

I've repeatedly tried to check my Rado for the outside temperature, messages from my wife, any VIP emails, messages from Slack, etc -- and those are just during waking hours. Every night, I still wear my AW into bed and use it as my morning alarm.

I think I've spent enough days with the Rado to get some accuracy results. I'm going back to the AW by the end of the week.
 

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So now the question is: Do I start selling my other watches....or will this wear off after a few weeks? :)
I think selling off watches is a sad thing—but I’m the type to buy to own and not to flip.

But I will say, I wear my AW almost 24/7 and it has massively stopped my itch to buy watches. That said, I still would like add a decent sports watch (like a G-Shock) and a decent dress watch . . . eventually. Although knowing me, if I ever get the AW Hermès, I’ll prolly use that as a dress watch. As for the G-Shock, if you can make an AW as water resistant and hammer resistant as a G-Shock, let me know.
 

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This is a great post. Apple Watch has definitely changed the way I look at my watch collection. My verdict became a large sell off. Not all, but I had been wearing the Apple Watch constantly. Recently I purchased an Omega Seamster Ceramic that I have been wearing a lot and wearing the Apple Watch for sleep and exercise. I know ultimately it will go back to a daily wear. I still keep looking at my wrist for notifications and weather lol.
 

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I know ultimately it will go back to a daily wear. I still keep looking at my wrist for notifications and weather lol.
My turning point was when, for a cousin’s wedding, I wore another watch. On the way to the chapel, I stopped at Starbucks and realized, “Wait a sec. I have to pull out my phone to see how much left I have in my Starbucks account. And I have to keep my phone out to pay for this latte.”

That had never been an annoyance ever, until I got an AW.

When the next AW comes out, I am not selling my old one. The new one will be for everyday wear, and the old one will be for sleep and fitness tracking. Though ideally, I’d have three—one for sleep tracking, one for fitness, one for everyday.
 

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Msybe a new thread is needed: have you sold off any watches since you bought the AW 1?
 

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I was pretty much joking about a big watch sell off....I currently have over 50 and I like each and every one for different reasons.

However since acquiring the AW my views on my collection have started to change quite a bit.

I did wear a different watch one afternoon and I also found myself wanting to check texts, email, etc.

That tells me just how much I'm taken with the AW. :)
 

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My experience is pretty much the same as others here. I got an AW in April and haven't worn any of my other watches since. I find it to be a really useful information portal.

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My simple solution....we have two wrists yes?


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I really do also want to wear both my AW and my others watches together but having a watch on each wrist seems weird.
The reason it’s weird is because it’s redundant. Why wear a uni-tasking timepiece when you’re already wearing a multi-tasking timepiece? There’s a reason screenless Fitbits have taken off—if it doesn’t tell the time, then it’s multi-tasking bracelet necessitating a watch for the time.

What you want is something with the features of the AW, but not on your wrist. But where on your body would you put it and still get the heart tracking features yet still be convenient to read messages?

When the AW was a rumor, Tim Cook said that “the wrist is interesting.” You raise your wrist, and the device is in position to be used. You lower your wrist, and you’ve put away the device. Very few things are easier than that.
 

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The reason it’s weird is because it’s redundant. Why wear a uni-tasking timepiece when you’re already wearing a multi-tasking timepiece? There’s a reason screenless Fitbits have taken off—if it doesn’t tell the time, then it’s multi-tasking bracelet necessitating a watch for the time.

What you want is something with the features of the AW, but not on your wrist. But where on your body would you put it and still get the heart tracking features yet still be convenient to read messages?

When the AW was a rumor, Tim Cook said that “the wrist is interesting.” You raise your wrist, and the device is in position to be used. You lower your wrist, and you’ve put away the device. Very few things are easier than that.
Something like the AW operating as just a health tracker/receiving notifications while the standard mechanical as a watch. Because sometimes I want to wear both but the AW just being a low profile fitbit.

So for now it's either AW or my mechanicals. Wearing both might just invite unnecessary attention.
 

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I hear about it being "weird" from strangers about once a month....I hear about it from colleagues every day.
I don't really care...I like my mechanicals and I like my AW...so I wear them both.
 

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I hear about it being "weird" from strangers about once a month....I hear about it from colleagues every day.
I don't really care...I like my mechanicals and I like my AW...so I wear them both.
Wish I could be like you, but I just can't bring myself to wearing both. My wife will be the first to comment.
 

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I'm currently in the same boat. My collection is collecting dust. I have worn my AW for over a year now. Sell off to come soon.
 

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After a week with my AW I'm starting to feel the same way. I put on my Steinhart Nav B-Uhr yesterday and while it's a beautiful watch, I'm finding that I really enjoy the practicality of the AW and miss it when I don't have it on. I also like the ability to change out bands. Ordered 6 from Clockwork Synergy today (50% off July 4th sale).
 

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As a follow-up to my previous post, here's an update: I decided to wear some of my mechanicals for 3 days and after those 3 days were up, I realized that I didn't miss the Apple Watch at all.

First off, I'm a big fan of Apple products. I own an iMac, a Macbook Air, an iPad, and an iPhone, and I use them all very regularly. However, in the end, I just didn't find the Apple Watch all that useful. Every time I wanted to check the time, I had to make a motion with my hand and arm, and often it didn't wake up the watch. And so I'd have to do it a bit more violently. After awhile, that seems kind of silly. The exercise tracking was kind of cool, but I already work out each day, so I really don't need to know how many steps I've taken or how many hours I've stood throughout the day. All of the face options were just kind of blah to me. Having the temperature on my wrist was somewhat helpful, but I live in California. How much weather variation is there really going to be here? I thought Apple Pay would be cool, but I didn't really see how it was any faster than just grabbing my phone. In fact, it may be a bit faster (at least for me) to use the iPhone for Apple Pay. The one thing that I thought would be cool were the notifications, but after using the Apple Watch for 10 days (and then taking a break from it for a few days), I realized that there wasn't anything that crucial that I needed to be notified about. During a meeting, I received a notification and when I looked at my watch quickly to see what it was, the person asked me "Do you need to go? Are you late for another meeting?" So it seemed somewhat rude to look at my watch for notifications when I was with someone. The need to charge the watch every night was not at all a deal-breaker for me. I don't wear a watch to bed anyway, so no big deal.

Perhaps there are many people who benefit greatly from the Apple Watch. And I don't doubt that. But in the end, it just didn't do much for me. And on top of it all, I just don't find it that attractive. So I sold it and am putting the money toward purchasing a new mechanical.
 
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