The Apple Watch may be the most anticipated tech product to launch this year, but the company’s first stab at the watch market dates back 20 years. Most fans probably don’t remember the original Apple Watch. It wasn’t a real product for consumers; Apple created a limited number as a promotional freebie for Macintosh users who upgraded to Mac OS 7.5 software.
The upcoming high-tech Apple Watch will connect with the iPhone via Bluetooth; the first “Apple Watch” came with scratch resistant glass, a blue bezel, a colorful Apple logo and “Mac OS” emblazoned on the wristband.
YouTube user Jonathan Morrison got his hands on a model and brought it to the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas earlier this month.
The reactions to the piece of Apple history are pretty great: “It looks like a Mickey Mouse watch,” says one person in Morrison’s video. Read more…