Does Anyone Know What Time It Is?

Ah my weekend begins….time to step away from the keyboard and live a bit….

It is 5:30 am or if you prefer 0530 hrs (my preference) and if you are a Trump supporter then Mickey’s little hand is on the 5 and the big is on the 6……let’s get started shall we?

Speaking of time……

You know to be stylish and a man about town one must invest in a Rolex…a magnificent timepiece….I have one and NO I did not buy it it was my late father’s….he did not buy it either it was given to him as a present by a friend when we lived in Spain….. and NO I do not wear it out in public for you see I am an old fart and time is all I have left so I really do not want to watch it fly by for any reason….but I digress…..

But this post is for all those suckers that buy a Rolex…..I know what the Hell am I going on about, right?

Could the end be near for luxury watch brands like Rolex? Probably not anytime soon, but the explosion of smartwatches represents the biggest threat to Swiss watchmakers since Seiko introduced its landmark Quartz watch in 1969, Business Insider reports. Classic analog watches can’t match the technology of wrist computers that do everything from play music to turn on your air-conditioning. Contenders such as the Apple Watch represent the new battleground for watch makers, and Swiss brands “may soon see a large portion of their business threatened,” says Andrea Squatrito. A report by his company, RE Analytics, says high-end makers like Rolex have a lot to lose, with 45% of the company’s business coming from their “lower end” watches with a starting price point of about $2,700.

With those upmarket customers in mind, Apple turned up the heat when it teamed up with Hermes to introduce a sleeker version of the Apple Watch with a choice of stylish leather bands, starting at $1,500. But the future of the smartwatch hasn’t always looked so rosy. A steep drop in sales late last year had analysts questioning the future of do-it-all timepieces, per CNN. Consumers surveyed called smartwatches too expensive, big, and ugly, per Computer World. Still, the new year began with a flood of new smartwatches in stores—and more on the horizon—ranging from upmarket versions by Tag to old standbys like Casio, per Wareable. Countering the “ugly” rap, upmarket brands like Kate Spade and Michael Kors introduced hybrid versions blending the look of traditional analogs with smartwatch features

Really?  A smartwatch will replace a Rolex?  Next you will tell me a driver-less car will replace a Ferrari….NOT IN MY WORLD!

Maybe one of IST more tech savvy visitors could explain just why this is so to us old farts….makes little sense to us.

But smile the weekend has begun…..a little music from the past…..when music was about the sound not the glitz…..enjoy.

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10 thoughts on “Does Anyone Know What Time It Is?

    1. The one I got from father was a Submariner….been ticking away fro 40 years…..the problem is the maintenance is kinda expensive…at least it was until I put it in the safety deposit box….they are absolutely marvelous watches….have a great Saturday…hopefully the idiots have the internet connection thing worked out….been a bummer for a couple of days…LOl chuq

      1. Have to understand about Rolex “Kinetic” watches. If you take them off and lay them aside you usually have to reset the time when you start wearing it again. It is an inconvenience but I tolerate it.

  1. I’m glad it came to you as a legacy; I hate to think anyone with sense would pay the equivalent of a down payment on a house, or the price of a new car, for something to wear on their wrist, which tells them the same thing as looking to see where the sun may be in the sky. Especially when one can get a timepiece just as reliable as a Rolex for about $200. My first wrist watch was one my dad gave me when he got a new-fangled self-winding Timex… Mine was also a Timex, & worked just fine for another ten years after he gave it to me…& only died because it took a dive into a toilet…

    The tale does remind me of one of those men/women jokes, though. It goes like this: If you give a woman a million dollars to spend, she will come back with about a thousand articles purchased, each of which was a ‘bargain’… Give a man the same million, & he’ll come back with four things, each of which is top of the line, for which they paid top dollar, without a flinch….

    Personally, I’ve always liked pocket watches. I now have one I had created & put into a nice Celtic design case I picked up in Scotland. The batteries kept dying, & it never kept good time, so I took it to a watchmaker, who found a wind-up works, which he then put in the case, with a nice, elegant face. It works great, as long as I wind it at the same time each day, & cost me about $185 total for the work… and, I now have a great legacy to pass on to my grandson or daughter, that will only gain value, both sentimental and monetary, as time goes by.

    Good tunes today, amigo…. Have a peaceful day; shouldn’t be too hard, if you’re offline for most of it….

    *grin*

    Be well, brother…

    gigoid

      1. Not merely cool, either; I prefer not to have anything on my hands or wrist, or, for that matter anywhere. They just get broken, as I am too active for them to survive long, or they’ll get caught on things. Kind of an extension of “keeping hands free” theory…

        But, being cool is enough for me, too…I just like them better…

      1. I would say you are. Too active, that is, to be comfortable with a wrist watch, or rings, & such…. Just an impression, but, accurate, I think….

        *smile* You don’t need the decoration, anyway, milady…. To my mind, competence and spirit are more attractive than any decoration, which is merely visible…. ‘Useful’, &/or ‘smart’, is preferable to ‘decorative’, in my estimation…always…. I think it goes along with preferring substance over style.

        gigoid, still dubious after all these years….

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