Things That Outlive Their Owners

I stumbled across this article today about a software developer that bought an Apple Watch and actually ended up buying a mechanical watch to replace it. The article ends thusly:

As software creeps into ever more objects in my daily life and makes them more capable yet more disposable and less reliable than ever, it’s nice to have something that does less, always works, never needs a software update, requires no cables, doesn’t need to be charged, and whose useful life will probably be longer than mine.

This echoes my own sentiment about my mechanical watch, an Omega Speedmaster Professional.