I've been using Apple Watch Series 2 for five years and I like it so far. However, its one day-ish battery life often annoys me from time to time. There are several occasions where I'd like to go out but I forgot to charge the watch 🤦♂️ It's not really a deal breaker and I can go out without watch. However years of using smart watch, I grow fond of having accessories in my wrist not having them feels off 😅
That my friend, is how i enters the timepiece rabbit hole 🤦♂️
Bunch of YouTube and TikTok videos about mechanical, automatic, and quartz watch later, plus some visits to local watch shop, I ended getting this Tissot quartz watch:
Since Apple watch already works best with all sporty things I need from the watch, I figure for the first non-smart watch I own, I should go with more classic simple look. Quartz-based movement so it's always ready as long as the battery hasn't worn off, stainless steel bracelet, and focuses on doing its main job without much bells and whistles: tells time and looking good on the wrist 😂
Having a "backup always on watch" aside, there are two more things that's still on my mind as the result of this timepiece burst of obsession:
First, I still fancy the idea of having mechanical or automatic watches but If I'm having totally mechanical watch that works based on springs and bunch of gears, I want to have one with see-through casing that shows off those mechanical movement. Unfortunately, I couldn't find one that I like nor one that's within my budget 😅 So.. maybe that's the wishlist for another moment. If it came with leather strap might look nice as well.
Second, apparently good mechanical watch can last for decades if it is being taken care off. I think the idea of having timepiece that you can pass down to your children sounds nice. Imagine one day your kids roaming the earth with watch that was used since the day of his father; It sounds pretty dope.