There is some speculation that the automatic watch is going to be extinct in the near future. That notion was probably borne out of the advent of smartphones in that these new devices not only tell the time, but it does more things than a watch couldn’t.
While smartphones do have their place in modern society, their presence alone is not enough to make wristwatches go away. In fact, there are still some solid supporters for the watches of old, so I see no reason why you should worry too much about wristwatches becoming extinct in the coming years.
In this article, I will go over a few reasons why it is still best to wear a watch in the modern age.
There is a reason why watches are called timeless and that is because their functions are there forever.
Sure, a smartphone can be quite useful and does provide a lot of meaningful features to its user, but are you really going to be able to use the same smartphone for, say, 25 years? I don’t think so.
The problem with these new devices is that they are always subject to new hardware and software implementations. To put it simply, a smartphone doesn’t scale well or doesn’t age really well, unlike your casual watches.
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Look at all of the successful people out there and you will find that they always wear watches. Sure, they might also be using a smartphone, but can you really see them utilizing one, especially if they are in the drawing board?
There is a reason why successful people do not use their smartphones too much and that is because it can be a huge distraction. People wanting to be more productive will be better off using a classic timepiece than a device that can prove to be too distracting.
Wristwatches come with additional features other than being able to tell the time. Watches with moon phase calendars, for example, will provide you the most accurate date for the next century.
Sports watches typically come with a stopwatch and a timer that will help active people gauge their timings and whatnot.
Do you know why heirloom watches are quite expensive on the used market? Aside from it being really old, that timepiece actually holds a lot of history behind it.
You might say that people are overreacting about this but the horological value of a watch can never be understated. This is also precisely the reason why watches can be great investments.
Sure, you can save your smartphones and sell it later but you are only going to be selling it for a cheaper price. If it is going to be sold at a higher price than its original tag, it is only because it also holds a piece of history.
But, if you want a timeless accessory that even your great-grandkids will love, nothing beats a classic watch in that regard.