Jony Ive Quote Switzerland is in trouble!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Hinezy, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Hinezy

    Hinezy Contributor
    Silver

    Joined:
    May 24, 2008
    Likes Received:
    63
  2. chris

    chris Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2006
    Likes Received:
    1,777
    The funny part about this story is that Ive didn't use the phrase in trouble. The NY Times says it was much more colorful. This being a family friendly forum, I won't guess here. Honestly, I think those companies stand to benefit, in some odd way. If Apple and the others bring more interest to watches, maybe it'll generate sales. Then again, anyone buying one of these iWatches, isn't likely to strap on an old timepiece or will they? I own a fairly nice watch, but it sits in the box 360 days of the year.
     
  3. Hinezy

    Hinezy Contributor
    Silver

    Joined:
    May 24, 2008
    Likes Received:
    63
    I can see this hurting Switzerland's sales somewhat. I think the average guy that wears watches but would only maybe own 1 expensive watch may buy this over something else more traditional.
    As far as the wealthy watch collectors, they'll still be buying up the traditional expensive watches.


    Sent from my iPhone 5
     
  4. Ledsteplin

    Ledsteplin Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2013
    Likes Received:
    949
    More colorful? Maybe he said, "Switzerland is in deep ****!" Or some such. If it's a great watch many will want, then the Swiss do have cause for worry. Timex ain't gonna like it either.
     
    #4 Ledsteplin, Sep 4, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 4, 2014
  5. Rafagon

    Rafagon Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2011
    Likes Received:
    1,244
    I own a fairly nice watch, too, and it was looking almost brand new last time I opened the box where it's been stored (365 days/year) for, oh, the last four years or thereabouts. It's somewhere... around... I hope.

    I would buy an iWatch someday—but not if I have to charge it every 48-72 hours. That thing better work for at least five to seven days on a single charge. I won't settle for "wireless" charging either, at least not by today's definitions of wirelesss charging. I'm not especially keen on going back to wearing watches as is, so frequent charging would just make the thing a nuisance to own.

    I wonder if the iWatch is going to be remotely-wipeable and -brickable? That ability would give me some peace of mind, especially here in Miami. I don't need strangers learning my fitness and jogging records or, worse yet, leaking these to the media... :)

    Maybe the iWatch 2s or iWatch 3 will have solar charging or charging via movement.
     
  6. JDem

    JDem Contributor
    Bronze

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Likes Received:
    27
    Mostly agree Hinezy!

    I don't see any "fine swiss watch" maker trembling over a $250 - $400 (I'm basing that solely on the Samsung gear pricing) tech watch. I can't imagine Breitling, Tag, Omega and Rolex (to name a couple) will care in the least. Now, if an iWatch is released and it IS in the $1000+ range, then yes, it may have some impact.

    If my guessed price range is accurate, the Citizen Eco-Drive customer may have a choice to make, but the guy who buys a $5k - $10k Breitling or $10k - $20k Rolex is still gonna buy that watch no matter what Apple releases.
     
  7. Ledsteplin

    Ledsteplin Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2013
    Likes Received:
    949
    It might affect the sales of Timex! :D
     
  8. JDem

    JDem Contributor
    Bronze

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Likes Received:
    27
    With the Indiglo option, of course!
     
  9. Ledsteplin

    Ledsteplin Genius
    Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2013
    Likes Received:
    949
    Yep, you won't see this anymore!
    ImageUploadedByiCafe Forums1409969266.688651.jpg
     
  10. JDem

    JDem Contributor
    Bronze

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Likes Received:
    27

Share This Page