Rare 1988 WristMac Apple Watch Precursor Goes Up For Auction With Possible $100,000 Price Tag
WristMac might sound like something made up, but it was actually a product that was released back in 1988 and was made by Seiko. A programmable watch, WristMac could be used to communicate with a Macintosh.
The unopened WristMac is going up for auction at ComicConnect today and will reportedly go for anything up to $100,000 although exact numbers are guesswork because of the rarity of the item involved.
MacRumors notes that it could also sell for as low as just $1,000.
The WristMac is a very rare item and as such there are no recent confirmed sales to accurately determine its expected selling price. ComicConnect CEO Stephen Fishler expects the WristMac listing to sell for anywhere between $1,000 and $100,000, with a final selling price likely to be in the region of $25,000 to $50,000.
Bidding starts at just a dollar so anyone hoping to fall lucky could get a bargain. Although that seems impossibly unlikely.
Apart from being a cool product, the WristMac also made an appearance in space thanks to its ability to communicate with Apple gear.
When the astronauts aboard the Atlantis Space Shuttle sent the first email from space on August 28, 1991, they wore WristMac watches to coordinate with the Macintosh Portable and Apple Link software aboard the shuttle. Apple products have long been seen as the forefront of technology, making them a natural choice for NASA missions, like the use of the then-futuristic iPods aboard NASA ships in the 2000s.
Will this thing sell for $100,000 or something a little less exciting? Time will tell!