Hey folks, I'm not an Apple person. In fact, I have staunchly refused to buy into the Apple system for many, many years because of their proprietary closed system and compatibility issues I have faced. In the 90's, Quicktime took over every single media process on my high end IBM and slowed it down like molasses on a snail. When I tried iTunes on a later PC, it kept crashing the system. The iPod, although seemingly cool, required that blasted iTunes and also needed a proprietary cable for connection. And the iPhone? More of the same. But the Apple Watch might draw me into their pervasive empire. I love watches almost as much as cameras. At least 15 years ago, I dreamed of a watch that was sleek and stylish, with a LED screen that could be customized with any dial or display that you might want. Beyond the LCD displays of years before, I wanted a watch that could be a digital today, a classic analogue style tomorrow, dual time when I'm traveling or anything in between. The unveiling of the Apple Watch punched all the right buttons for me. A clean and simple design with a myriad customizable displays and multiple interchangeable straps. Heck, I'd buy one for the watch functions alone. As I looked at the design, I was reminded of the Ikepod watches of the 90's. Created by Marc Newson, Ikepod watches were very smooth and rounded objects with clean looks and innovative, contemporary aesthetics. By the commentary on the internet, I am not the only person who was reminded of Ikepod, and I was (not) surprised to learn that Marc Newson has joined Apple's design team. The ability to change from an beautifully clean analogue dial to a full featured digital chronograph is amazing. That Apple did this is not a little perturbing. Will this be the product that brings me to their clutches???