pika2000, 07 Apr 2016Insult? Hermes is selling regular watches for $12000+, and they are just regular watches. $340... moreDifference is that expensive normal watches(not smart) are so hilarious expensive because they are hand made from amazing small and complicated parts. Even their leather bands are hand crafted.
Those watches are made to be for life.
Because this premium finish is not made only for luxury look, but to withstand 50-100 years if not more.
In terms of smartwatches like apple watch with their expensive bands made by Hermes we have device that probably gonna live for max 5 years before its gonna dle . And I'm not talking about internals like battery or screen, that would probably end life really quick, but external parts/look that beside luxury look and price have nothing to do with premium label, because this premium is also quality of making, and those things don't have it. It's just high price and material that take less than 30 of that price.
Dead Words, 07 Apr 2016Anybody who's buying a proper, high-end watch probably doesn't even give the Apple Watch a fir... moreActually, only nerds will think about "first generation" this or that. The luxury segment looks at the brand, and Apple brand is up there for consumer electronics. For these people, when they are thinking of buying a smartwatch, Apple is probably the only brand they would think of.
Sure, not all people will buy an Apple watch. That's not the point. The point is for those in this segment that do want to buy a smartwatch, they will buy Apple watch, not Huawei or Asus. Those brands are not in these people's mind.
Ridiculous, but whatever. Nothing Apple does or sells surprises me anymore.
pika2000, 07 Apr 2016Insult? Hermes is selling regular watches for $12000+, and they are just regular watches. $340... moreAnybody who's buying a proper, high-end watch probably doesn't even give the Apple Watch a first glance, let alone a second. The Apple Watch is a generic, buggy, square behemoth of a first generation product. 99% of people that actually care about their watch doesn't have an interest in a smartwatch that will be outdated in a year and be completely dead a year or two after that.
To pay such an amount of money for only a band, then there must be something terribly wrong in your head
Anonymous, 07 Apr 2016LOL! Unfortunately there'd be people buying this. Huawei Watch ftw!Huawei is selling their smartwatch starting at $350, kinda same price points as Apple watch.
Mos Costache, 07 Apr 2016This is an insult to the intelligence,common sense and progress of average humans. How can you... moreInsult? Hermes is selling regular watches for $12000+, and they are just regular watches. $340 to add Hermes brand to any Apple watch is "cheap" in comparison.
Any watches is expensive for people that don't wear watch. For people that are used to spend $5k and up for regular watches, the Apple watches are a bargain.
LOL! Unfortunately there'd be people buying this. Huawei Watch ftw!
This is an insult to the intelligence,common sense and progress of average humans. How can you throw 500 $ on a very very little strip of leather just for showing off ?? Nobody sees that few centimeters of leather at your hand, maybe some mad people obssessed with fashion accesories and even those fashion obssessed people will think it is leather band of 50-80$ or a fake. Will be for sure millions of fakes Hermes leather bands for Apple watch at 10 $.