For the sake of convenience, uh, yes. I hate yanking my phone out of my pocket/holster just t check the time. I prefer analog watches with high contrast, easily visible Arabic numerals. Preferably glow-in-the-dark numerals. If digital, it's got stop watch/timer (and sometimes other stuff) functions. I've been fancying a chronograph;/diver's watch--but those are stupid much. I've seen cars on my list for that much....Durability. Today's smart watches are barely better than the phones themselves. I've seen a lot of smashed screens and busted devices. I have an Armitron, Timex, and Victorinox. The Armitron (digital) has been exposed to chemicals (including bug spray, which washed away some of the printing on the body) and has been on my wrist when I fell off a horse, and the Timex--I lost count. Worst it's gotten is the crystal has a spot that I can't recall what caused it. Battery Life. All but cheap POS watches will typically last about five years (if not more). Smart Watches--stand by is a couple of weeks at best; in use, hours. Mechanical watches never need batteries.....Cost: Decent smart watches are $150-200; and most are way more than that. If you screw them up, you're SOL. Decent watches. Most clothing stores and department stores will have a ton of good options at $50 or less. Cheap Casios are $10-15; my old Armitron was $15; and my Timex $35. At $150-200 for watches, and if I had that to spare, I'd be going with Citizen. I am soon getting a G-Shock. Always wanted one, might as well get one.
Just get a smarsmurfch with a bevel (e.g. from Samsung). And yes, they are more fragile and need more maintenance (though not more than my pocket watch that needs to be wound up daily). That said, they also add a lot of other features (notifications/fitness tracker). It makes no sense to wear a smarsmurfch if you don't care for those, but is a great addition for people who are medium to light smartphone users (no point for a smart-watch if you have the phone in your hand all the time).I think this is one of the weaknesses of this study is that they do not differentiate between watches as watches can be so many things: jewelry, status symbol, time-keeper, fitness-tracker, notification center.
I stopped wearing watches until Apple Watch series 2 has been issued to me at work. Been wearing Apple Watches since. It’s a really neat sturdy and useful device. Though recently I bought a different traditional watch without all the fancy stuff - it’s for those days when I just need to take a pause and leave some time for myself. Smart watches are great for getting things done on time and if you do any distance/calories depending activities, but sometimes I just need to rest from all this notifications