You Won’t Believe How Fugly The First Apple Watches Were

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While the news may be currently heavily focused on the upcoming Apple iPhone 8 and accompanying phones, reports have suggested that Apple is also working on the Apple Watch Series 3. The device may be about to reach its third iteration, but you may not have seen some of the earlier Apple watches.

In addition to the 1995 edition of the Mac OS Watch, the company was also known to have the own range of other clothing, including sweatshirts, shorts, and sunglasses. Apple was also no stranger to releasing watches as gifts for their products. Below are a few examples of these watches.

You Won't Believe How Fugly The First Apple Watches Were

Apple IIGS Watch

Apple IIGS watch

The first watch Apple released alongside a product was the Apple IIGS Watch. The Apple IIGS was launched in 1986 and was considered the most powerful computer at the time. It was manufactured until the end of 1992.

You Won't Believe How Fugly The First Apple Watches Were

Newton Watch

Newton Watch

Back in 1987, Apple released one of its first handheld devices, way before the iPod generation. The Newton Watch was free with a purchase of a PDA during a brief campaign.

You Won't Believe How Fugly The First Apple Watches Were

Mac OS Watch

Mac OS Watch

Way before the release of the Watch Series 1 in 2015, Apple were known for shipping limited edition watches with many of its devices. In fact, more than a decade ago, Apple released the Mac OS Watch, which formed part of a promotional campaign for the company to get users to upgrade to their latest Macintosh System 7.5 between May and July 1995. The Mac OS Watches are pretty rare and pricey. eBay listings often selling in excess of $2,000.

You Won't Believe How Fugly The First Apple Watches Were

Mac OS 8 Watch

Mac OS 8 Watch

As with the Mac OS Watch, Apple also shipped a few watches as part of their release campaign for the Mac OS 8 software. The watch’s minute and hour arms would form an ‘8’ whenever the clock hit 7:40, which tied in with the Mac OS 8 theme. It also featured the Apple logo on the 3 o’ clock spot and Mac OS logo as the 12 o’ clock.

You Won't Believe How Fugly The First Apple Watches Were

iMac Watch

iMac Watch

You Won't Believe How Fugly The First Apple Watches Were

Yum Watch

“Yum” watch

Apple released 500 limited edition watches as a sales reward to Comp USA employees.

The Apple Watch Has Been Around For Two Decades Already

apple.com Watch

Apple.com Watch

In commemoration of apple.com, the company sold the Apple.com Watch at The Company Store on the Apple campus in Cupertino, California.

The Apple Watch Has Been Around For Two Decades Already

Think Different Watch

“Think Different” Apple Watch

The watch was released as part of the “Think Different” campaign and featured a clockface that rotated anti-clockwise.

The Apple Watch Has Been Around For Two Decades Already

Planet Apple Watch

“Planet Apple” Watch

The “Planet Apple” was the last of the analogue Apple watches released and came in a variety of colours and faces.


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