A few weeks ago, Nicholas Kenyon and I got into a bit of a row over whether it was a crime or indeed sublime to double wrist a mechanical wristwatch and an Apple Watch. Kenyon was firmly in the sublime camp, whereas I was, well … you can read my thoughts on the matter right here.
Anyway, we posited the question to you, the enthusiasts, on our Facebook page, and judging from the comments, I well and truly trounced Kenyon on this particular occasion.
So, sit back, relax and enjoy some of the finest, Zuckerberg-approved commentary on the interwebs about whether or not it’s OK to double wrist with a mechanical and Apple Watch:
Nic wrote: “This is a grave crime against fashion.”
Sam wrote: “Anyone that wears two watches is an a***-candle. Fitbits and fitness devices excepted.”
Rhys wrote: “Jail time.”
Quentin wrote: “Life, no possibility of parole.”
Alex also wrote: “Crime, capital punishment.”
Richard wrote: “That’s like wearing two pairs of pants, pick one for the occasion and move on.”
Pierre wrote: “Because less is often more, a single watch is enough to me …”
Michael wrote: “I did a couple of times, felt wrong and never again.”
It wasn’t all negative on Facebook, however; one chap freely admitted to rocking the two-watch aesthetic … although not in a traditional way.
We also jumped on our Instagram account to get a critical response from the larger watch enthusiast community, posting the same question with a rudimentary “yay” or “nay” poll … and the results were, shall we say, a tad one-sided. In fact, the reaction for the double wristing of an Apple and mechanical watch was resolutely damning, as evidenced with the below screen grab.
So, we now have a definitive answer to the question: “Double Wristing with a mechanical and Apple Watch: Crime or Sublime?” Next week we’ll be revealing the results of Crime or Sublime: Pocket watches in 2020 … watch this space.