I'll take my Breitling over a smartwatch any day

When I got married in 2003, my father gave me a Breitling watch to commemorate that special day.

I take it out of its special case every now and then, clean it, wind it up and put it on for that special dinner or day out with the family.

After that, it gets cleaned again and placed back in its own special place in my room.

For everyday use, I have several other watches, although nothing as precious, that I use to tell the time.

And that is all I ever need from a watch.

Sometime last year, a rash of Android smartwatches were launched, along with a variety of tech companies looking to kick-start a wearable technology industry from head to toe - from Google Glass eyewear to a pair of shoes which displays tweets.

However, for the most part, they focus on smartwatches and smartbands.

Excitement escalated last week, when Apple announced its Apple Watch, simply because some have been led to believe that anything with the Apple logo on it simply works better.

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