瑞士钟表业应该在机械表上翻倍

几周前Jean-LouisGassée写了一篇好文章在斯沃琪集团制作自己的手表操作系统

Nick Hayek’s father triumphed against Japanese quartz watch makers by playing on his own turfTrying to defeat the established smartwatch players by playing their game won’t workIs there something in Swatch Group’s culture that predisposes it to be competitive with Google and Apple software engineers?

Just as Nokia should have embraced Android in 2010, riding on its proven combination of Design, Supply Chain, and Carrier Distribution prowess to keep a leading role in the smartphone revolution, Swatch could use its native — but circumscribed — cultural and technical skills to create beautiful, fun smartwatches … that run on Google’s softwareBut just like Nokia’s culture and success prevented it from seizing the Android moment, similar factors will keep Swatch from being a powerful player in the smartwatch world.

我同意。如果斯沃琪集团希望制造智能手表,他们几乎肯定会选择Android Wear,他们几乎肯定会注定他们预先宣布的本土操作系统即使他们成功创建了自己的操作系统,也很疯狂,他们认为不需要经常更新和修复错误这不是计算机平台如何工作,并且毫无疑问,智能手表是计算机平台。

但我认为瑞士制表业应该坚持使用机械枪他们应该把它留给计算机化的小工具来制作智能手表,并专注于制造经得起时间考验的机械手表(没有双关语意)我喜欢电脑(duh),但我发现机械手表是一种快乐的源泉,是对抗一切不断侵入的计算机化的堡垒。

高端手表公司的面包和黄油是拥有多个手表的爱好者几乎没有人使用多个智能手表人们可能在抽屉里有旧的,但就像手机一样,只有一个智能手表才会方便积极使用一次Apple知道这一点:这就是为什么他们可以轻松换掉皮带 - 多种外观可以看到各种各样,但只有一只手表对于实际上想要多个手表的手表爱好者智能手表,除了一个智能手表之外的每一块手表都可能是机械手表。

我不认为瑞士钟表业有机会从事计算机工程的Apple相反,他们应该专注于他们一直以来所做的事情:设计和制作出色的机械表 - 在更加数字化的世界中创造出一股模拟新鲜空气。