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If you like watches and the Apple Watch, you'll love this. Why I’m Still Wearing My Apple Watch | TechCrunch

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"Vintage mechanical watches are among the very finest fossils of the pre-digital age. Each one is a miniature world unto itself, a tiny functioning mechanism, a congeries of minute and mysterious moving parts. Moving parts! And consequently these watches are, in a sense, alive. They have heartbeats,” wrote William Gibson over fifteen years ago. “They seem to respond, Tamagotchi-like, to ‘love,’ in the form, usually, of the expensive ministrations of specialist technicians. Like ancient steam-tractors or Vincent motorcycles, they can be painstakingly restored from virtually any stage of ruin.”

I agree with him completely. There is something magical about the purely mechanical, an object so complex that it takes an expert a lifetime to master the steps needs to build it. In an era of commodity hardware and easy interactivity that means something. But even Gibson, that cybernetic seer, couldn’t foresee the rise of another, far more enticing tamagotchi. The Apple Watch doesn’t quite respond to love in the same way – it is cold and calculated – but instead engenders love through a weird melding of design and desire, of technology and fashion, of unity and connectedness. And those meldings are exactly why Switzerland needs to watch out.
 
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Cool article. Thanks for posting. I'm a bit afraid what I will do with my mechanical watches once i buy the Apple watch.
 

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I was just about to post the same article in the "one journalist's take..." thread.
Yeah, I considered posting there, but thought it might get lost. Feel free to post over there too, I won't call you a copycat. :)
 

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Interesting comment.
 

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I found this very interesting, thank you.

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