Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Dec 2012 15:50 UTC
Apple "According to Chinese gadget news site Tech.163, Apple may be in the process of developing its own smart watch that connects to your Apple devices via Bluetooth. Based on the report, Intel will be working with Apple to create the smart watch, with a 1.5-inch PMOLED display made by RiTDisplays with ITO-coated glass." It must be the holiday lull. I'm this close to putting this in the joke category.
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RE[5]: Good idea, wrong producer
by Laurence on Fri 28th Dec 2012 12:07 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Good idea, wrong producer"
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Apparently men didn't wear wristwatches, but used pocket watches (I guess mobile phones compare to those now). Wristwatches were for women. This changed during the war, don't know which one, I guess the first world war.

I didn't know that. Interesting stuff (I'd rep you just for that if I could).

I don't know about England, but here in The Netherlands most people still wear watches. Personally I have a number, each for certain occasions. Most of the time I wear a Casio F-91W:

It's the cheapest watch I have, but I wear it because it's small, light and complete. In other words: you don't feel it, it doesn't get in the way and has an alarm, stopwatch, backlight.

When I wear an Apple shirt I have 3 Apple watches to choice from. If its a Formula One weekend I have a F-1 watch. On holiday I have a water proof (swimming pools and sea) watch with a button to switch between local and back-home time. For meetings I have 2 expensive watches, for musicals and stuff a classic looking watch and for weddings I have a few pocket watches. And a couple of others.

That's a great deal more coordinated than I think I'd ever bother to be, but if you enjoy watches / have the income to afford such treats then good for you ;)

I'm still hunting around for a replacement to a watch I broke 15 years ago and yet to find anything I like ;)

Watches, like most fashion accessories, are very personal items. So finding even just one watch to match my personality has been a trick affair (though I'm glad to see you've had better luck there). Where as I think most people see phones more as gadgets, so are more motivated by function (and I guess a degree of form too) more than pure aesthetics and owning something individual to them.

Maybe I'm way off the mark here, but I'd imagine even someone like yourself who enjoys Apple products would feel a little strange about wearing a generic Apple wrist watch which (for arguments sake) 1 in 10 of the population could buy. Or are you not as bothered about having more individual items when it comes to watches?

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