I collect watches and I have a nice selection. The watches I collect are the “classic” styles. Among those watches, I have a fondness for an old gold Longines that my father wore when he married my mom in the early 40s, a few Omegas (I like Speedmaster), a Rado, Cyma, and my favorite, a Tutima FX-UTC two time zone. I liken the watches to jewelry for men and while many younger people have shed their watches because they can tell time (assuming they have to) with their smartphones.
Enter the i-Watch. Let me say this- I want one. And unfortunately I have to wait for a few months to get one. I already told my son that he can buy it for me for my birthday. I want the stainless steel black with Milanese band. What I like about it is the simplicity and elegance. It sort of looks like my Rado watches which I like- simple elegance with functionality. See the following pictures.
I don’t need edginess per se. The functionality, the ability to mate it with my IPhone 5s and my iPad make it perfectly suited for me. I like the fact that I can adjust the face to the persona I have each day. For example, during the work week I would like to have a face that shows time and next appointments. On the weekend, when the amateur athlete kicks in, I want to show energy and heart rate as I play tennis, swim, or workout. And did I mention, it looks good too!!
I am an Apple shareholder and I really like where Apple is going. What is next for them? I don’t know but I trust that they won’t relax on their laurels and I believe this product will continue to evolve. Just for kicks, and thinking about the art of the possible, perhaps Apple will come out with a new i-Pen, a fountain pen (my preference since I collect classic fountain pens too) or gel pen that links with your iPad or iPhone or iMac so what you write is transcribed into a document and stored. All voice commands by the way. How about an i-Home, a totally home automation system a la NEST with more options? And with Apple buying Beats, why not a series of i-MEDIA for total entertainment and control in your house? Google has their car so why not have an Apple i-Car or maybe a manufacturer works with Apple to embed the i-Car concept into their new automobiles? All this is possible Mr. Cook. I believe that the smart people at Apple are already thinking about these ideas. And that bodes well for their stock and for this economy. Very exciting times indeed.