I stopped wearing a wristwatch on June 29, 2007

I love watches. I have a collection of all watches I’v worn. Some utilitarian & technical (a variety of G-Shocks) and some more dressy (Raymond Weil W1 and my dad’s 1980s Rolex). My collection stopped growing on June 29, 2007.

I’ll never forget that day. My brother helped me stand on-line at The Grove Apple Store waiting for my turn to purchase the iPhone (original). For the 3.25 hours we were there Andrew held our place in line while I walking back and forth handing out business cards to Apple fans. I even got to meet one of my heroes, Kevin Smith. Kevin, also a huge Apple fan, stood there waiting with the rest of us! Meeting Kevin almost made it all worth while. What really made our efforts pay off was how the iPhone changed my life.

The iPhone replaced my first “smart” phone, Palm Treo 650, which I loved. The iPhone, however, is such a beautifully simple device, I wanted to go simple too. No more watch. Since then it has developed into a tool that helps run my business, and life. Since then I have purchased each iPhone the minute it become available for pre-sale. Now, I rock a iPhone 5s with Apple’s brown leather case. The case is wearing-in beautifully.

I’m in love, 6 1/2 years and going strong.

The day iPhone was announced, 7 years ago yesterday http://www.mactrast.com/2014/01/today-marks-7th-anniversary-debut-iphone/