September 11th, 2015
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The Ultimate Mom Watch

When the Apple Watch launched, I was not an early adopter. I didn’t see how I would use it, and frankly, I didn’t like the way it looked. But I had an “aha” moment yesterday and now I fully get the watch’s usefulness.

My clubs have a strict “no cell phone” policy (they cannot be visible at any time), and in business meetings and at school events I mute my phone. Like everyone, I’ve been a victim of  strangers who yak away on their phones without any regard for those around them, so I understand why this policy exists. However, recently I came out of a lunch to a barrage of emails from the school nurse alerting me that my daughter had a fever and needed to be picked up. She’d been trying to reach me for two hours. With the Apple Watch, I would have quietly received these notifications and could have made my excuses and left.

And the best news is the Hermès + Apple collaboration, now my concerns about how the watch looks are completely null and void—sign me up!

The Apple Watch Hermès will be in stores early October.



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  • Seriously? Wow…may have to look into this one! Style and technology!

    MaryBSeptember 11th, 2015  7:55 AM

  • I have worn the classic Hermes Cape Cod wrap around watch for years. Although having information at our finger tips can be useful, I wouldn’t wear Apple anything on my wrist. My land line, cell phone, voice message, text, and laptop hopefully will suffice. Our school had numerous back up numbers for emergencies, including that of a trusted friend/neighbor for emergency pick up or closings. I just can’t imagine emails coming in through my wrist. The Hermes styling doesn’t change my mind.

    PaulaSeptember 11th, 2015  10:08 AM

  • When I’m somewhere where no cell phones are acceptable, I can put mine in a mode to only receive silent messages (phone or text) from my daughter or husband. I just keep it on top of my bag for emergencies. I don’t want more technology on my wrist, looking for less if anything. I hope you’re daughter is feeling better, you must have been frightened when you realized you missed the call!

    KathySeptember 11th, 2015  11:58 AM

  • Wow – what a game changer to take wonky technology and make it high end fashionable. It will be interesting to see where this goes. And aren’t we all supposed to be talking into our wrist watches by now and flying in our cars?

    Liz KSeptember 11th, 2015  12:27 PM

  • I am with Paula on this one. Phone on my watch is a bit much for me. I prefer to quietly check my cell phone (it’s on vibrate of course) while in meetings, luncheons, etc. Checking your emails on your wrist is not any different from taking a peek at the muted phone.

    JulieSeptember 11th, 2015  12:31 PM

  • My husband wears an Apple watch and loves, as he loves all Apple products. However, I wear a watch primarily as an accessory and utility second.

    KellySeptember 11th, 2015  12:57 PM

  • I’m with you. I had resisted, but the Hermes styling is a game changer for me.

    EllaSeptember 11th, 2015  1:11 PM

  • So, I wonder what the price of this watch is? I am dubious as to its actual functionality. Plus, given Apple’s propensity to track one’s every move, I think I would rather not have an Apple watch on my wrist-at least the iPhone isn’t attached to my body. I am quite happy with my Rolex-classic styling, waterproof, and rugged. I wear it sailing, horseback riding , and swimming. I doubt the that the Apple watch can handle those activities.

    RebeccaSeptember 11th, 2015  1:40 PM

  • . . . except the cell phone is not literally connected to my body. Guess I draw the line at electronics on my limbs. : ) Apple had to do something to improve the appearance of their watch, especially given the ridiculous price tag and it wasn’t selling.

    PaulaSeptember 11th, 2015  2:21 PM

  • I wasn’t interested in the original Apple Watch either, but the collaboration with Hermes is worth reconsidering. I’m just not sure if I’m ready for this next stage in technology, but who knows? Never say never…

    A Note On StyleSeptember 11th, 2015  2:28 PM

  • Hermes? NOW we want one! love it!

    LIsa EastmanSeptember 11th, 2015  3:11 PM

  • Hermes + Apple made me do a about face for the Apple watch. Now I want one. Love Hermes watches (have the Cape Cod) but emerging tech with luxury–I’m in. Yes, I know it means more tracking from Apple, but have you noticed Google cybertracking you.

    Rss2September 11th, 2015  7:14 PM

  • Smart of Apple to team up with Hermes … I like it and would consider purchasing one.

    jiffy lemckeSeptember 12th, 2015  9:14 AM

  • I can never find my phone at the bottom of my bag, and even when it’s on vibrate everyone can hear it in a meeting. I think this is a super cool solution.

    LeeSeptember 12th, 2015  1:20 PM

  • I like it but I agree with Rebecca. I am a Cartier fun and will definitely stay with a classical watch.

    IsabelSeptember 12th, 2015  3:07 PM

  • I was told at Hermes that it will be about $1200 depending on the strap style and will be available in the larger markets first. It will be fun to see them. I’ve been so uninterested up until now. I’ll have to brush up on the features to decide if it would be useful. I’m glued to my iPhone as it is…

    LFRSeptember 13th, 2015  2:38 PM

  • Yes the double tour is $1200, and single is $1100, but the regular leather from Apple (same color, but’s not Hermes leather) is $650!!!

    ameeSeptember 14th, 2015  10:44 AM

  • I thought my boys were joking when they yelled from downstairs “Come quick! It’s an Hermes Apple watch”. Ha, very funny, don’t make fun of Mommy and her Hermes obsession. “No, really! Hermes!”

    Laura ( 16th, 2015  8:20 PM


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