Let’s be honest, nobody needs them these days, we have them because we like them.
Might be true for some, but I find it a PITA having to drag my phone out of my pocket, check to see which way round it is then check the time, especially if I’m wearing a longish coat, when instead I can just look at the timepiece I have on my wrist. TBF, at least with my current phone it has an always-on-display, so it doesn’t have to be woken up to see the time, but wrist watches were specifically developed during WW1 so that troops didn’t have to fish around for a fob-watch in a button-down pocket. Why has utility taken a backseat to fashion? Is it because then everyone can see what a superduper whizzy, huge phone you’ve got? Why not have it clipped to your belt, make it even easier for everyone to be slack-jawed with amazement… 🙄
I’ve worn a watch for around sixty years, it’s far easier to see the time with one than a phone, especially somewhere like a dark cinema or theatre, where a sudden bright light will annoy people.
/edit – the Hardex crystal on my Seiko SP043RK has some significant scratches on it, I’d very much like a decent sapphire with A/R coating fitted – who’s the best, reasonably priced option for getting it done? It’s running fine otherwise, it’s actually not been worn an awful lot, mainly because of running machinery and then working around cars a lot I didn’t want to risk bashing it, it’s a fairly large case, and a bit vulnerable. Now I’m no longer working, it’s now getting a lot more use. It’s probably my favourite, due to the Sinn-like clarity.