Inspired by this Threads post from BasicAppleGuy, I thought I’d take a few moments to share my history with the Apple Watch.

The Apple Watch Series 0 was my inaugural step into the world of smartwatches. From the moment I synchronised it with my iPhone, its seamless integration and array of functionalities proved useful to me. It wasn’t just a timepiece; it was a miniature powerhouse of convenience, offering notifications, health tracking, and even apps right at my wrist. This fusion of technology and everyday utility was revolutionary, transforming how I interacted with my devices. I didn’t need to have my phone out all of the time, which proved fruitful in my job at the time.

Since then, I’ve had the Apple Watch Series 0, 3, 5 and now the 9. I’ve mainly had the larger form factor each time, ranging from 44-45mm, but this time around with my S9, I’ve opted for the 41mm. The reality is, I haven’t lost any real space on the watch face itself and it feels much more comfortable on my wrist, sleeves can go over it no problem and it feels much lighter in comparison.

I have dabbled elsewhere in the world of smartwatches. When I went over to the Google Ecosystem in late 2019, I brought myself a Fossil Watch Sport, which had wearOS capability and all of the functions I used on my previous Apple Watch were still there. I liked the circular watch face and the weight of the watch on my wrist, but at times often found the OS incredibly slow to use and battery drain became an issue.

2025 will see the Apple Watch celebrate 10 years of production – will we see the iconic square watch face blend in with a circular one? Who knows, but all I can say is this is a timepiece that continues to stand the test of time.