As Apple Watch celebrates its 5th anniversary, watch enthusiasts reflect on its impact and how its mainstream appeal brought new interest in mechanical watches (Stephen Pulvirent/HODINKEE)

Stephen Pulvirent / HODINKEE:
As Apple Watch celebrates its 5th anniversary, watch enthusiasts reflect on its impact and how its mainstream appeal brought new interest in mechanical watches  —  After half a decade, the Apple Watch’s lasting impact is clear.  —  There are certain moments that stand out as true game-changers.