Thing with Apple Watch (or any other smart watch) is they become obsolete after a few years. I find Japanese watches like Automatic Seiko and Solar Casio’s go on for years without needing any service or battery change.
Don't blame you. I could have got the wife and kids an apple watch each and had money to spare if I had purchased a smart watch instead for myself....have decided that next time, that's the route I am going.
See that’s what puts me off about automatic Chronograph watches. They cost a lot to service. I’ve decided to get quartz chronograph for that reason
I'm moving in across the road next week. I wouldn't mind an Omega watch to welcome me into the neighborhood.
Yeah, the only 'symptom' was that it had got slower and slower and was losing over a minute a day. Apparently the oil gets too thick as it ages and slows it down. They take the whole thing apart, clean and oil it and put it back together, with new parts as necessary. It was away for 6 weeks. Still keeping excellent time 3 years later (was slightly fast when first returned to me) but I don't think I'll follow their advice of a £500+ service every 3 years! (shock) . The watch only cost £1100 new back in 2002. I do still love it though. It's a special edition Michael Scumacher World Champion Speedmaster Racing with carbon fibre face and it's a sensible size, unlike some later ones. When I got it as a 'big birthday' present I decided it wouldn't be hidden away but would be my everyday watch and so it is. Still not as accurate as a £30 quartz of course!