Dear Apple, Please Bring The Old Astronomy Watch Face Back

I love the new features of watchOS 5, but there is one change I don't like at all. The astronomy watch face loses one of its most beautiful functions. 

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In the old version you could easily fly to the moon and planets with the push of a button. Now you have to laboriously go to the settings and use the corwn instead.

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Whenever I meet Smartwatch-sceptical watch fans I show them the many small details of the astronomy watch face and compare it to the early automatons in the watch museum in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

Even the greatest sceptics usually are at least a little bit impressed and have to admit that this is not only a gadget but also a watch. And that the watchmakers in Cupertino are well aware of the watchmaking tradition.

But also children, especially my son, love this watch face. "Daddy, I want to fly to the moon again!" he demands each time.  He'll be so disappointed when he finds out that that's no longer possible. 

Therefore I very much hope that the last word has not yet been spoken, and that the old astronomy watch face will at least be kept as an option.