No, it's not a Rolex. I's a Steinhart. German engineered with a Swiss movement, but that's not the point.
I have not worn a wristwatch in years but coincidentally have been thinking about going back to one. And admittedly I was looking for something rugged that did not require batteries.
Why do I not like the Apple Watch (Isn't it interesting that it's not 'iWatch'.)?
- It's not first and foremost a watch. It'a a computational device that also happens to tell time. By initial appearances, time display is a few taps or presses away. (I have the same complaint about the iPhone, BTW)
- If I don't remember to plug it in at night it is dead
- Frankly, it looks cheap.
Do I think the Apple Watch will ultimately be successful? Yes, but not because of anything it can do today. It will be successful because some entrepreneur will create a to-die-for app that runs on it.