The Apple Watch is not the company's first timepiece

The Apple Watch is not the company's first timepiece
While the Apple Watch is the company's first smartwatch, it is not Apple's first watch. Back in 1995 Apple gave away a decidedly un-smartwatch to Mac users trying to get them to update their OS to version 7.5. As you might imagine, the watch is now a valuable collector's item. In fact, a former Apple distributor held on to quite a few of the watches for 20 years and a number of them are being auctioned off.

There are three grades of the watch available to bid on. Grade A is "Flawless," Grade B is "Almost Perfect" and Grade C is "Imperfect" with minor blemishes. The watches are all new and bidding has started. The auction will end at 10:30pm EST on January 31st. Click on the sourcelink to bid.

Not too many people remember the original Apple Watch. Those who upgraded their Mac to version 7.5 had a choice between the free timepiece and the Conflict Catcher utility software. If you do win one of the watches in the auction, you are picking up a piece of history. We have several images and a video that you can check out by clicking on the video slideshow below.


source: OriginalWatchStore via LaughingSquid, Gizmodo

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26 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31058; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I eagerly await spring. I have money to be taken Mr. Cook!

2. chistoefur

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

No smartwatch atm is worth more than $350.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So don't buy it?

6. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Darkjedii will get anything that's from Apple, even if it's worth at $1,000,000,000,0000,000. And then his son Mxyzptlk will join with him and say "Shut up and take my damn monies". The same kind of comment goes over and over again...I wonder who's the story writer and director of this show, this show sucks. They should make something special on Season 2.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31058; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You mad bro?

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31058; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

"$1,000,000,000,0000,000." "0000" really?

18. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Oh, you are so rich buddy gimme some of those except 0000. :)

20. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

well??..... u ARE that dumb, i mean, so, yea.......

19. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

i rather have the Original apple watch. it might look nerdy, but at least it doesnt look like its MADE for WOMEN!!

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31058; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

So, don't buy it then. As for me, see post one.

22. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Thank You

25. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

It might be expensive, but it is can last for a long time it's worth $350. A good Swiss watch could be anywhere from $200 to $1000+. So a smartwatch could do more than that shouldn't cost $350? However, IMO a smartwatch could never outlast a good watch.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Me to. I Don't care if it's not the first. I Just want Apple to take my damn monies.

21. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

ud offer Tim Cook ur Virginity too if u.......wait, what do i mean if?? we all know u still have it! what are u waiting for??? u better get in line b4 ur lover darkkjedii Takes it from u b4 u can offer it up for ur new iToy!!!

3. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Look...this thing does more than most smartwatches on the market, and MOST importantly...it tells time!!! On a side note, it matches most of the wardrobe on "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air"...

23. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

wait what?? no it doesnt!!! nothing that the other ones dont do already. wait r u being sarcastic?? i know the REAL fresh prince would NEVER touch an idevice, short of the 1st iphone or an actual ipod

26. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Nah...somebody's been tossing money at Will these days (that's not named "Nike", anyways) and he's being forced to use Windows Phones in his new movie coming out. And in my opinion, it's almost worse...

9. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Tbh, I would rather get this instead of the current Apple Watch, just for the sake of old tech and history. MKBHD: "Does this run Android Wear?" Cameraman: "Shakes left and right (No)" MKBHD: *throws it away* That was sick lol.

10. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I like this design more than the Apple Watch design Hopefully the Apple Watch 2 looks more like this one

11. TechNeck

Posts: 651; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

It looks like a Crayola watch with some messed up hour and minute hand, and a Apple logo ... O.o

12. saucexD

Posts: 62; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

Time flies!

17. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

"Time flies like an arrow; fruit-flies like a banana." (Groucho Marx)

13. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Just some cheap prizes, it's got as much to do with Apple as some dinky teenager sticking an Apple sticker on his skateboard.. But of course spin-it, and these rabid collectors will pay top dollar for your junk.

15. drunkenjay

Posts: 1671; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i bought myself a nevo watch. swiss watch with some smartwatch technology. runs on solar energy so it doesnt run out of juice. no it doesnt have on screen buttons like apple or moto 360 but its just simplefied.

16. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Now as then, Apple makes watches fit to be found in cereal boxes.

24. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

couldnt have said it better myself

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