Because the Apple Watch is an electronic device, I have no attachment to it. Contrast this with the uniqueness of the Tudor Pelagos LHD. The Pelagos LHD has the crown on the opposite side for lefties, a helium escape valve for diving, an in-house movement, beige dial markings, an auto-adjustable buckle, and a date indicator. Sure, it’s more than 10 times the price of an Apple Watch, but it’s at least 10 times more special. Did I mention that, despite the Pelagos LHD not being super limited edition, each watch is numbered? I’m not getting paid for this, unfortunately.
I will keep my fancy watch (not a Pelagos LHD, but another nice watch) forever. My Apple Watch will likely go the way of my other electronic devices: in a drawer, never to be used again. Electronics are inherently ephemeral. Collector’s watches have proven themselves to be quite the opposite. What they lack in features they make up for in longevity.
I like that watches generally work against the fast-paced world of tech and exist in an unashamedly slower world. It’s a pace I’m more comfortable with, more relaxed in. It’s deliberate and stable. Having a piece of that on my wrist every day is a friendly reminder to fully soak in each glorious day.