A rare 1988 Apple Watch predecessor known as the WristMac is set to go on auction. The retro beginnings of the Apple Watch is expected to fetch up to $50K.
A “WristMac” smart watch that has never been worn since its launch in 1988 remains in its original packaging and is now expected to fetch up to $50K at an auction. The expectations for this rare Apple gem are that the Apple Watch would fetch between $25K all the way up to $50K.
Apple Watch Predecessor WristMac
The WristMac was originally made by Seiko which originally used AppleTalk in order to connect a Mac. The Apple Watch predecessor was first released in 1988 and is mostly known for its notable use aboard the space shuttle “Atlantis.”
The New York Times reported in 1991 that Atlantis famously used a Macintosh portable aboard it to send emails back to earth. What is lesser known is that astronauts that were on board actually wore a WristWatch which was used in multiple ways and is also surprisingly still recognizable to the modern-day Apple Watch owners.
WristMac Used in Space
The publication said that when it is time to snap some photos of a particular feature on Earth or even in the cosmos, a WristMac will sound an alarm and also display a two line individual chore reminder. As of the moment, an original, unused, and even unopened WristMac is set to go on auction by ComicConnect.com.
ComicConnect.com is known for being used when auctioning most pop culture memorabilia according to Apple Insider. The company will be open for bids on the rare Apple Watch predecessor, the WristMac, from November 22 all the way to December 18 of this year.
The Rarity of This Apple Find
ComicConnect CEO and Cofounder Stephen Fishler said that the WristMac is an incredible find and remains one of the earliest examples of wearable computing tech. The WristMac has very rarely been seen ever since its inception which happened over 30 years and will most likely be the case for years before another one would magically surface.
He then continued to say that the WristMac is so rare that it is definitely hard to predict what the Apple Watch predecessor will ultimately sell for. This is because they could not find any recent confirmed sales of the WristMac.
Apple products have started to become collectible memorabilia in today’s culture as the company has evolved from just one of the other computer companies to the largest smartphone maker in the world. Apple currently has over $2 trillion in valuation as per Investopedia.
A rare Apple Watch predecessor, the WristMac, has just popped up out of nowhere and is set to go to auction. As of the moment, nobody knows just how much this extremely rare find will be sold for but estimates say it could go up to $50K.