“The Apple Watch poses a potential problem for traditional watch companies: your wrist is extremely limited real estate,” Darrell Etherington reports for TechCrunch. “It’s something that even smartphone makers don’t face to such an extreme extent, since it’s very possible to carry two phones, even if it’s not the norm, and in fact many people do have one phone for work and one for personal use already.”
“Original Grain, which found Kickstarter success two years ago crowdfunding its stainless steel and natural wood collection of timepieces, is hoping to work together, rather than against the Apple Watch’s momentum with a new collection launching on the crowdfunding site,” Etherington reports. “The Original Grain Barrel is the new lineup, which uses wood reclaimed from whiskey barrels inlaid within a stainless steel structure to build on its now-signature look; the Duo is a special clasp for the Barrel that includes custom lugs for mounting an Apple Watch that then sits on the underside of the wrist, ready for notifications, Apple Pay, and everything else the smartwatch can do.”
Etherington reports, “That’s right – your Apple Watch can reside on the underside of your arm, letting you flip it up to view just as if you were a cool kid from the 90s wearing your Swatch in direct contradiction of the conventional method.”
Read more, and see the photos, in the full article here.
Here’s what makers of Swiss or any other watches should do: Push the idea of wearing of two watches, one on each wrist or two on one wrist, into vogue. Because once people start using Apple Watch, they aren’t going to want to leave it at home. Ever. They won’t want to go to dinner parties without their Apple Watch. And that’s bad, bad news for watchmakers not named Apple. Watch and see.
And, BTW, as MacDailyNews reader Mac Plus reminds us:
“…The sensors will work only if you wear Apple Watch on the top of your wrist.” – Apple Inc.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Planetary Paul” for the heads up.]