A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about the results of my asking our Field Service engineers “What happens if the products never fail?”

Yesterday I read about a new wristwatch that promises no service for 50 years.  The manufacturer is so confident in their claim that they back it up with a 50-year guarantee. Here is the picture from the article:

They eliminated the need for lubricants, which require occasional replenishment by using very low friction advanced materials. Granted that this is a one-of-a-kind situation, but it shows how technology can reduce the need for service professionals.

I believe this is not an isolated example and that as time goes by, we will see more and more of these cases.

As the Boy Scouts say, “Be Prepared.”