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[6]: Good idea, wrong producer
by MOS6510 on Fri 28th Dec 2012 12:21 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Good idea, wrong producer"
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I'm very picky when it comes to watches. Yes, I'd buy an Apple watch even of millions of others do, but I'd only wear it when I go running or the cinema (so I can peek why my phone was vibrating). Perhaps at work if it's not too heavy.

When you go to Spain or Turkey you can find many watches, from cheap to expensive. From a distance most shops seem like watch heaven, but on close inspection I don't like most watches.

The Casio one is a watch I was on the lookout for. It's retro, but it also has some history to it (and even its own Wikipedia page). Items are more fun if they have a story behind them. Most watches don't.

I really dislike watches with "fake" stuff on them, like dials that don't do anything, a fake compass or these dive timer aids that can't be rotated. What I also dislike are watches with all kinds of texts on the face, like its specs or watches that have overly artist ways of showing the time, making it more like an IQ test than just reading the time.

My watches need to be easy readable, void of any distractions, no fake functions and an established brand (the history bit). I can't say all my watches fit that description, but then again most of them I rarely wear. I have 4 I use most.

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