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In 2 years Apple will have convinced everyone that they invented the watch.
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Dude, they are awesome watches. Don't be mad because you can't afford one.
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I wish this forum had a - rep or do no like button because I'd be spamming it on you right now. If you don't like his (very nice thumb.gif) watches, keep it to yourself and don't be a jerk about it because you can't afford one.

This argument is terrible, and could be applied to any expensive item that one could have a complete lack of interested in, whether it's Alienware computers, designer clothes, Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, Coach hand bags, etc.

Is there anything in the above list that you think would be a waste of your money? Well then, I guess it's too bad you "can't afford them."

See how ridiculous that sounds?
post #73 of 108
The level of narcissism in this thread is up there. I feel very poor. tongue.gif
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In 2 years Apple will have convinced everyone that they invented the watch.

The only thing Apple has claimed to invent was the computer mouse and the tablet (Apple Newton - 1993). However they do claim to innovate, which is very different to invent.
    
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lol here i am with my $17 Casio.

but the level of double standards is high in this thread.

cheap watches vs. watches that cost several hundreds if not thousands of dollars? Both achieve the same thing. Same with Windows based PCs and Macs? Oh but then the quality and engineering are much higher in expensive watches, disregarding actual performance? isnt that the same with a Mac (having opened both prebuilt PCs and Macs, i would definitely agree)? Trying to make a statement with your watch? People are forbidden to do that with their computer? lol "dont be mad cause you cant afford one" is the phrase so many non Mac users get so worked up about.

or is there no comparison?

it all boils down to: if you like the products, you'll buy it regardless of competition, and you dont care what people think (or you do, and you buy it for that reason). In the end, who cares about other peoples' tastes. I buy what I like/want, which is why i have a SB i7 macbook pro 15", my sig rig, and a $17 casio.

and that completely grey citizen watch..looks nice but i'd imagine it to be hard to see in anything but direct sunlight. I mean that seconds hand is nearly invisible just from that picture. Just saying from a practical perspective.
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I saw a guy with an ipod nano watch in a sushi place once, and I practically laughed out loud at how stupid it looked.

The only way I could imagine using a companion watch, would be a vibration function on a regular watch. Notifications/or calls I receive on my phone vibrate my watch instead or in addition to my phone. Just a thought.
    
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Nintendo did this with the Game & Watch decades ago! Silly Apple... tongue.gif . Seriously though, it's been done before... but yet again people are going to pretend it's something "revolutionary" and "innovative" despite them just rehashing prior work and slapping a fruit logo on it.
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Nintendo did this with the Game & Watch decades ago! Silly Apple... tongue.gif . Seriously though, it's been done before... but yet again people are going to pretend it's something "revolutionary" and "innovative" despite them just rehashing prior work and slapping a fruit logo on it.

i borrowed my cousins starfox game watch when i was a kid...fried it when i brought it with me into the bathtub redface.gif
 
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OK then where??

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That is a nice looking watch and if you didn't break the bank to get it, I say good on you.
Simpsons, no? Rosebud, 1F01

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Well Burns isn't getting this back cheap. He's gonna have to give me... my own recording studio.

He imagines himself singing with a brass ensemble.

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Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame-seed bun... (starts to drool) oh...

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Homer, you're drooling on the mike again.

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um...what?

ever heard of 6th gen nano watch bands?

https://www.lunatik.com/

They just need to add heart rate monitor...wifi and bluetooth to that and it's golden.

Sure it's not the most fashionable accessory...but it's very handy for running
     
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