Why do people still buy mechanical watches?
To me, this is analogous to people spending three times more money to purchase a slide ruler as opposed to a calculator. Before calculators were invented, slide rulers were common, and the high end of the market produced wonderfully detailed, intricate, and useful models (and they could get expensive, depending on the features). Today, calculators are cheap, easy to use, and much more accurate and precise than slide rulers. However, you don’t see people spending $200 on a slide ruler, bragging that it is a purely mechanical device and therefore contains “old world craftsmanship”.
So why buy a mechanical watch? "