The pros and cons of digital v traditional

Traditional and digital watches are competing against each other for a place on the wrists of our modernised society, but which watch will stand the test of time? Both have their own set of advantages and disadvantages, which will be discussed here.
Traditional Watch Pros and Cons
A traditional analogue watch displays the time with a classic clock face, clearly showing the 12 hours, an hour hand and a minute hand. The good side to this simplistic design is the fact that there is no unnecessary fuss. You can simply set your watch and get on with your day without worrying about accidently changing the time zone or setting the wrong alarm etc. Classic watches such as those available via Tic Watches use either roman numerals or traditional numbers on their faces. They are available in a wide range of styles and prices.
On the other hand, traditional watches are often replaced with their more modern cousins of the digital variety. Can traditional watches compete with such technology? An analogue watch can often be lacking in terms of functions and features in comparison to digital watches. However, according to www.luxurydaily.com, ‘smart watches won’t harm traditional watches, but will force traditional manufacturers to remain even more focused and innovative in their craftsmanship’. This gives the impression that perhaps smart and digital watches will only provoke watchmakers to improve their craft in order to compete.
Digital Watch Pros and Cons
Digital watches come packed full of great features and useful functions. The time is displayed electronically on the screen with many versions tracking time down to the very second. This means that you get a very accurate reading. Many digital watches include features such as GPS, alarms, alerts, stopwatches, calendar functions and calculators.
Digital watches are particularly beneficial for people who are into sports as they are often extremely water resistant.
Some people believe that digital watches are easier to ‘break’ in comparison to the sturdier and durable traditional watch. With so many features, it can often seem as though they are unnecessary. They are definitely not suitable for those who want a simple watch that tells the time and nothing more. Adjusting the time and date can be quite a nuisance if you are new to the digital watch era. According to the New York Times, smartwatches suffer from several major drawbacks including limited battery life and being ‘trackable by the National Security Agency and other intelligence services’.
The Verdict
Deciding which type of watch is the best is really down to personal opinion and preferences. Both watches have their own list of advantages and disadvantages. If you are having trouble deciding which one is more suited to your individual needs, decide firstly if you need a watch that does exactly what it was made for and tells the time in a simple, no fuss manner. If you would prefer a watch with more functions available then choose a digital watch because this will be more to your taste.
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