Summer Sale! Get unlimited digital access for 13 weeks for $13.
Topics

Garmin Ltd.

Will the smartwatch replace the traditional watch? Retailers, experts say no

Will the smartwatch replace the traditional watch? Retailers, experts say no

Watch display cases fill a prominent spot in the center of Smyth Jewelers' sprawling Timonium store, where groups of shoppers last week surveyed the selection, from top-of-the-line Breitling Bentleys to the fashionable Michele women's line with interchangeable straps. "It's a big part of what we do," said Josh Makowski, director of the sales for the Baltimore-based retailer. "The watch industry has done a great job of keeping up with the time. They … keep the lines fresh and moving along with the time — no pun intended." People have been shifting to new ways of telling time for years, thanks to smartphones. But even though nearly everyone...

Loading
90°