1. TLD1's Avatar
    This is a funny question...but, here goes. I am a "watch guy". Not really a collector...but I enjoy wearing a really nice watch. I have several Tag Heuers, a couple Breitlings, a Panerai & a Rolex. They aren't brand new, and lest anybody thinks I'm a rich or arrogant jerk...I shop hard, and only buy if I can get a "deal"...and that's because I'm not monied enough to pay retail for these things!

    My question is for fellow "watch guys"...since there's a lot of us out there. Do you find that your other analog watches sit & gather dust now that you have an Apple Watch? I am on the fence about buying the AW, and a huge reason is because I'm afraid I'll get so "attached" to it that I won't use my other timepieces.

    If I do end up going to the AW, my choice is definitely going to be the 42mm SS model just so I won't compromise too much. Lol!

    Thanks for humoring me.
    Last edited by TLD1; 11-28-2015 at 08:37 AM.
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    11-28-2015 08:19 AM
  2. bboykin87's Avatar
    Yes my other watches sit and gather dust after I've got the apple watch. The only time I use a different watch is when I go hunting I use my G shock. My girlfriend is mad because she purchased most of my watches as gifts and they just sit there.
    11-28-2015 08:29 AM
  3. Agpe17's Avatar
    So far, yeah. I now have three bands for my Apple Watch, and they take care of each scenario (casual, active, formal, etc..)

    Pair the different bands with changing faces from casual to formal, and it's all I need!
    11-28-2015 09:00 AM
  4. TLD1's Avatar
    You guys are not making a great case for me buying an AW, you know that? Lol!
    11-28-2015 10:24 AM
  5. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    I just ordered my AW but I'm kind of afraid of the same thing. I have about 10 watches that I currently rotate through and I'm sure they won't get much use unless I have an important meeting for work... And even then I think I might be able to slide by with a nicer band. Maybe on a date I would wear a normal watch lol
    11-28-2015 01:02 PM
  6. Terb's Avatar
    My story sounds almost like yours, TLD1. Since the day I received my Apple Watch, I have yet to wear any another watches.
    Sure that will finally change, but for now I plan on sticking with Apple Watch
    11-28-2015 02:42 PM
  7. Agpe17's Avatar
    You guys are not making a great case for me buying an AW, you know that? Lol!
    Haha I know it. I was on the fence about getting one for quite some time. I decided to treat myself (for once). Haven't looked back.

    Make sure you get at least one or two more bands if you get an AW. It really does make all the difference!
    11-29-2015 10:12 AM
  8. bigdad84's Avatar
    All my other watches collect dust now. The thought of wearing a "dumb watch" doesn't even appeal to me. I tried it one day after having had my Apple Watch for a couple of weeks and every time I felt my phone vibrate I had the urge to look at my watch and see what it was. Definately not going back now!
    11-30-2015 12:16 PM
  9. Algus's Avatar
    I really like pocket watches but mine are just collecting dust now that I have Apple Watch. I've seen a few people do mods to their smart watches to make them pocket watches and I suppose I should look into that.
    11-30-2015 12:30 PM
  10. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Do you find that your other analog watches sit & gather dust now that you have an Apple Watch?
    No. In fact, my Apple Watch makes me appreciate the beauty of my other watches even more. I pay much more attention to the craftsmanship of my Rolex now than I ever did before I got an Apple Watch.

    I don't miss my Apple Watch at all when I don't wear it, either--like today.
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    11-30-2015 01:03 PM
  11. runner7395's Avatar
    I don't know if I'm a watch guy or not but I do own a couple Rolex watches. My first, GMTII, I wore every day for over 10 years not matter what I was doing. From scuba diving to wearing a suit the Rolex always looked that part which is one of the reasons I love it. Then I purchased the Rolex "Hulk" because you know, I love green! So I went back and forth between those 2. Being an Apple guy I had to get the Apple Watch as soon as it came out so the Rolexes went into the safe, at least for a couple months. Then it seemed the Apple Watch wasn't doing it for me, as a watch that is, I missed my Rolex. The thing is, I love the notifications & the fitness aspects of the Apple Watch. So I put down the A/W and put back on the Rolex and boy did it feel great again. The only thing I missed was the getting notifications and trying to close those circles every day! So here is my solution........ I wear 2 watches, yes you read the correctly, I wear 2 watches. (My wife thinks I've lost my mind) So now I get to wear my Rolex which I truly love wearing and get my notifications and the fitness recording with the A/W. I'm just glad it's winter so I can wear long sleeves so nobody really sees me wearing a watch on each wrist.

    For that reason, I really wish Apple would come out with a Apple Band, or whatever they would call it. That way for those of us who have other watches that we like better we can wear those and still get all of the benefits provided by the Apple Watch. I still remember being disappointed when they unveiled the Apple Watch, I wanted all of the benefits of it just not in a watch.

    So I guess I will carry on like today with the "Hulk" on one wrist & my Apple Watch on the other
    12-01-2015 12:15 PM
  12. TLD1's Avatar
    I don't know if I'm a watch guy or not but I do own a couple Rolex watches. My first, GMTII, I wore every day for over 10 years not matter what I was doing. From scuba diving to wearing a suit the Rolex always looked that part which is one of the reasons I love it. Then I purchased the Rolex "Hulk" because you know, I love green! So I went back and forth between those 2. Being an Apple guy I had to get the Apple Watch as soon as it came out so the Rolexes went into the safe, at least for a couple months. Then it seemed the Apple Watch wasn't doing it for me, as a watch that is, I missed my Rolex. The thing is, I love the notifications & the fitness aspects of the Apple Watch. So I put down the A/W and put back on the Rolex and boy did it feel great again. The only thing I missed was the getting notifications and trying to close those circles every day! So here is my solution........ I wear 2 watches, yes you read the correctly, I wear 2 watches. (My wife thinks I've lost my mind) So now I get to wear my Rolex which I truly love wearing and get my notifications and the fitness recording with the A/W. I'm just glad it's winter so I can wear long sleeves so nobody really sees me wearing a watch on each wrist.

    For that reason, I really wish Apple would come out with a Apple Band, or whatever they would call it. That way for those of us who have other watches that we like better we can wear those and still get all of the benefits provided by the Apple Watch. I still remember being disappointed when they unveiled the Apple Watch, I wanted all of the benefits of it just not in a watch.

    So I guess I will carry on like today with the "Hulk" on one wrist & my Apple Watch on the other
    Hmmm...never heard of a Rolex "Hulk". Are you talking about the 50th Anniversary Submariner with the green face and bezel?
    12-01-2015 04:23 PM
  13. phreddyl's Avatar
    It absolutely makes the others sit there and collect dust.
    12-01-2015 04:30 PM
  14. runner7395's Avatar
    Hmmm...never heard of a Rolex "Hulk". Are you talking about the 50th Anniversary Submariner with the green face and bezel?
    Here it is:
    Does your AW cause your other watches to sit dormant?-rolex.jpg
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    12-01-2015 05:49 PM
  15. TLD1's Avatar
    Here it is:
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    Yep. It's the 50th Anniversary Submariner. It should have a ceramic bezel. Nice watch, bud! I just never heard it called the "Hulk" before, lol!
    12-01-2015 05:53 PM
  16. TLD1's Avatar
    Here it is:
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    Yep. It's the 50th Anniversary Submariner. It should have a ceramic bezel. Nice watch, bud! I just never heard it called the "Hulk" before, lol!

    Is that clear plastic I see covering the clasp cover that is sticking up behind the watch face because of how it's sitting?
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    12-01-2015 05:54 PM
  17. firstborn80's Avatar
    I have 6 watches and I only wore 2 regularly. Since I got the Apple Watch, I've only worn one on one day. My AW is my go-to now.
    12-01-2015 05:58 PM
  18. runner7395's Avatar
    Yep. It's the 50th Anniversary Submariner. It should have a ceramic bezel. Nice watch, bud! I just never heard it called the "Hulk" before, lol!

    Is that clear plastic I see covering the clasp cover that is sticking up behind the watch face because of how it's sitting?
    No it just looks like it in the photo. I didn't realize it had a nickname until I got interested in getting one and doing some research. Obviously the name suits it well :-)
    12-01-2015 06:14 PM
  19. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Yes, to the thread question. I have several watches, but I've not worn any of them since getting the Watch back in May.
    12-01-2015 06:44 PM
  20. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I'm was on the fence for this same reason but I need that Hermes edition bad and I don't think it'll make my other watches sit dormant. I'm so detached from my device nowadays that I couldn't care less about a notification. I also only care about my BP, HR & steps during certain workouts. I'll give y'all an update once I get it & have used it.
    12-01-2015 11:28 PM
  21. TLD1's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies...although most make me more on the fence now than I was!

    I can get a stupidly amazing deal tomorrow on a 42mm SS AW locally from a friend of a friend, and that even has Apple Care added...so my investment will be less painful than if I jumped out and bought a new one. So, I think I'll take the chance.
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    12-02-2015 09:48 AM
  22. dictoresno's Avatar
    i use my apple watch while at work, serves a utility purpose. i have my favorite 3 casio g-shock squares in a window keeping charge in the sun (solar powered). I'm gonna start using them on my days off and let the apple watch take a break i think.
    12-06-2015 12:57 AM
  23. ultravisitor's Avatar
    I just spent about a week and a half in Rome with no watch other than my Apple Watch. When I got home, I didn't even want to wear my Apple Watch for a while as I missed my others too much.
    12-06-2015 01:13 PM
  24. TLD1's Avatar
    I just spent about a week and a half in Rome with no watch other than my Apple Watch. When I got home, I didn't even want to wear my Apple Watch for a while as I missed my others too much.
    Just curious...do you have the aluminum Sport or the SS model?
    12-06-2015 03:36 PM
  25. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Just curious...do you have the aluminum Sport or the SS model?
    Aluminum. I think the stainless steel is a waste of money. I think it's way too expensive for what it is and how it will be quickly outdated.
    12-06-2015 04:36 PM
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