What it is: The Apple Watch has ushered in the wearable computing market, but it’s also the most accurate timepiece in the world.
When people buy luxury watches, they often wear watches as a form of jewelry. Beyond the gold and diamonds used in a luxury watch, luxury watch makers also tout the accuracy of their time pieces. Now mechanical watch makers have lost their claim to accurate time keeping because the Apple Watch is the most accurate timepiece in the world.
No matter how accurate mechanical watches may be, they’re only as accurate as the person setting the time. If you set the time correctly, then such luxury watches will keep time accurately. Set the time incorrectly and luxury watches will display the incorrect time.
That’s what makes the Apple Watch different. An Apple Watch doesn’t rely on the user to input the correct (or incorrect) time. Instead the Apple Watch gets its time from GPS orbiting satellites that get their time from the U.S. Naval Observatory that houses the most accurate clock in the world.
Because the Apple Watch gets its time from the accepted timekeeping standard, an Apple Watch can always display the most accurate time without the user’s interaction. So not only can you buy luxury bands to turn your Apple Watch into a luxury item, but you also get the most accurate timekeeper in the world that no mechanical luxury watch can match.
Given the Apple Watch’s other capabilities beyond telling time and you can see that luxury watch makers have no way to compete with he Apple Watch. Highlighting the mechanical gears and the precision they’re put together is pointless if they can’t tell time as accurately as an Apple Watch. Luxury mechanical watch makers are as obsolete as 8-track tapes.
The Apple Watch shows how Apple puts care and consideration into their products while other companies simply slap together parts and sell products at the lowest possible price. Given a choice between buying quality or buying disposable junk, the choice of your products defines your personality more than you might care to admit.