Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th May 2017 22:45 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Micah Singleton:

The past few years haven't been great for the luxury watch market. Economic downturns, currency devaluations, and the development of the smartwatch - once poised to be the next major tech sector following the smartphone and tablet - helped usher in two years of declines in sales and profits for the Swiss watch industry. The common narrative was that the watch industry was being killed by smartwatches and was ultimately doomed. But much like the introduction of quartz watches in the '70s, which nearly decimated the luxury watch market, Switzerland rebounded and is now growing once again.

It was kind of cute to see 20-something Apple bloggers predict the end of mechanical watches because of Apple's wrist calculator.

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RE: Comment by snorkel1
by gan17 on Fri 12th May 2017 18:27 UTC in reply to "Comment by snorkel1"
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Also they will survive an EMP event man-made or otherwise.

Survive only up until they'd need to get serviced, that is. Good luck making an appointment with that Panerai technician in the post apocalyptic world.

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