At the third stroke
"When you get down to it, lifting your wrist to your face is not much more convenient than reaching into a pocket."
When I get down to it, yes it is. Reading my wristwatch is easy. If I'm standing it's left arm up, glance at analogue display, left arm down. I'm typing this on my laptop and I can see the display if I just tilt my head to the left.
If my phone is in my pocket it's reach into pocket, extract slippery phone, rotate phone around several times to put the screen at the front and the power button on the left, press the power button, wait for that slight delay while it fires up and then read the time. Put phone back in pocket.
Still it's not as if people get mugged flashing expensive phones in public.
Oh and the Apple watch looks boring.