/2017/04/double_down_on_mechanical_watches

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anonymous:
It's not a smart decision, but that's that because smart watches are stupid.

No one wants them.

Stop trying to make smart watches happen. It's not going to happen.

12:52 am — Tuesday, 11 April 2017
anonymous:
i think you're wrong. time will tell.
3:30 am — Tuesday, 11 April 2017
piece of kit:
`</martini-glass>`
4:08 am — Tuesday, 11 April 2017
piece of kit:
`/martini-glass`
4:08 am — Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Heinz Gruber:
>No one wants them.

Incorrect.
4:30 am — Tuesday, 11 April 2017
anonymous:
Time will tell. Love it.
5:45 am — Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Heinz Gruber:
>Time will tell. Love it.

It's already a profitable market. People like them. Just not on the scale that Tim Cook was probably hoping for.
6:30 am — Tuesday, 11 April 2017
anonymous:
The people who love them is a smaller group than the people who buy them because they buy everything Apple produces.
6:56 am — Tuesday, 11 April 2017
anonymous:
>It's not a smart decision, but that's that because smart watches are stupid.

>No one wants them.

No one except the millions of people who keep buying them.
2:52 pm — Tuesday, 11 April 2017
catfood:
i support hundreds of mac users, and i have yet to meet this mythical person who 'buys everything apple produces.'
3:56 pm — Tuesday, 11 April 2017
anonymous:
Original post:

>The Swiss Watch Industry Should Double Down on Mechanical Watches

>Monday, 10 April 2017

>Jean-Louis Gassée penned a good column a few weeks ago on the Swatch Group making their own watch OS:

.................

Why the need to update the post with a superfluous sentence without a period:

>The Swiss Watch Industry Should Double Down on Mechanical Watches

>Monday, 10 April 2017

>Jean-Louis Gassée on the Swatch Group Making Their Own Watch OS (<-----no punctuation Drunk Grubnut)

>Jean-Louis Gassée penned a good column a few weeks ago on the Swatch Group making their own watch OS:

Come on drunk Gruber. Is putting a period at the end of a sentence so hard?
4:55 pm — Tuesday, 11 April 2017
anonymous:
Fucking markdown.
4:56 pm — Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Cheese Head:
You know, internet morons are the ones who were all "the apple watch will never take the place of my Rolex or Patek, nor will it last for 50 years."

Who the fuck cares? It's not meant to be a family heirloom, it's a fucking Apple Watch.

Most of those guys replace their iPhone every cycle. What do they care about the disposability of consumer electronics?
5:43 pm — Tuesday, 11 April 2017
anonymous:
Considering the price of an Apple Watch Edition, it was a valid argument.
3:16 am — Wednesday, 12 April 2017
FFS:
"Who the fuck cares? It's not meant to be a family heirloom, it's a fucking Apple Watch."

Uh, those "morons" were right - Apple no longer sells 10k watches:

http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/7/12839686/apple-event-2016-smartwatch-luxury-watch-market

"Apple tried, apple failed." What they did do was prove you can sell a lot of $350 to $400 watches - well NO SHIT. But they literally failed at the high-end market, and gave up. Smart!
3:53 am — Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Make peace, not liberals:
So let's trash the whole idea because the high-end didn't sell?

Nobody though the high end would sell.
4:44 am — Wednesday, 12 April 2017
To Be Fair:
>Nobody though the high end would sell.

Except for Gruber, who went to great lengths to explain how the Edition series was a great bargain that luxury watch buyers would flock to.
12:22 pm — Wednesday, 12 April 2017
elbowroom:
@Cheese Head

> Who the fuck cares? It's not meant to be a family heirloom, it's a fucking Apple Watch.

I do wonder, are mechanical watches really a heirloom like jewelry made out of rare metal and gems? Rolex watches are fairly common and they mostly have very little intrinsic value, even at the practical level. When wearing a wrist watch is no longer considered fashionable, will mechanical watches hold their value?

On the other hand we have used Leicas and other vintage film cameras still holding a niche in the used market with decent resale value. But that's a small market and I'd reckon it'll slowly decrease as baby boomers pass away.
7:05 pm — Wednesday, 12 April 2017
high end:
The high-end premium market was just to establish a quality aura around the apple watch. And because Ive wanted to play with gold as a material. It makes the standard models look like bargains.

Cachet established, job done. could always return as a later limited edition if there's a radically new design that needs to get that level of exposure.
2:49 am — Thursday, 13 April 2017
heirlooms:
when you are sold something of little or no functional value, you are told it is a heirloom.

diamond rings, cartier tiaras, expensive wristwatches...
2:50 am — Thursday, 13 April 2017
double down?:
what, exactly, is a mechanical mechanical watch watch?
1:12 am — Saturday, 15 April 2017
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