Watch: Hands-On With Original Apple Watch From 1995 [Video]
We now know what the Apple Watch will look like, but have you ever wondered what the company in 1995 would come up with when tasked with designing a watch, smart or otherwise?
All the attention right now is understandably on Apple’s upcoming smartwatch, but some people may not be aware that the Apple Watch isn’t the first timepiece to come out of Cupertino. We certainly didn’t know either.
YouTube channel TLD has posted a new video which shows what could be called the ‘original’ Apple Watch, but it’s far from being a smartwatch and definitely looks nothing like what will go on sale in a few months time. Its battery probably lasts quite a bit longer, though.
The watch, so the story goes, was offered to customers as a reason to upgrade their Macs to System 7.5. With their only other option being a copy of Conflict Catcher 3, we would have hoped most chose the watch.
Looking at it, the watch itself is far from ugly and is actually rather pleasant to look at if you like that kind of thing. Featuring a round face with the Apple logo on it, the watch also has a blue anodized aluminum bezel which looks rather fetching set against the white watch face.
You might not be able to get any notifications on it and you definitely won’t be flicking through your Instagram feed with it, but we’d have to argue that this ‘original’ Apple Watch is actually one of the nicest incentives to upgrade an operating system we’ve seen.
Though admittedly, that’s not a very high bar to be reaching for.