A watch expert’s take on the Apple Watch: the benefits and failures of digital

September 10, 2014 4:03 pm Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments 0

By Ben Gilbert

Despite Benjamin Clymer’s many accolades across the past several years — the New York Times calls him the “High Priest of Horology” — it’s possible you’ve never heard of his website Hodinkee. The name might not bring watches to mind, but it’s actually a Czech word for “wristwatch” (technically it’s “hodinky” in Czech). The site’s established itself as a go-to source for wristwatch obsessives, and Clymer’s its executive editor, which is exactly why we were so interested to read his thorough dissection and impressions of Apple’s first ever watch: Apple Watch.

In a lengthy piece (that we suggest you read in full), Clymer begins by setting expectations: “I’m not even sure we can call it a watch.” That isn’t to say he doesn’t like Apple’s effort, but comparing it directly to a traditional, mechanical wristwatch is near impossible.%Gallery-slideshow221380%

Filed under: Wearables, Software, Mobile, Apple

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