The “first” Apple Watch Seiko WristMac from 1988 goes up for auction

A Seiko WristMac, which can almost be called an ancestor of the Apple Watch, is up for auction. The device was sold in 1988 as one of the first accessories for the Macintosh.

The auction is managed by Comic Connect, which, as its name suggests, is mainly specialized in selling comic books. Here is the product description:

Complete with box; includes original (opened) box, registration card, reference manual, software floppy disk, packaging, and unopened Seiko WristMac watch; n. 70216 standard.

Extremely rare 1988 Seiko / Ex Machina WristMac; first Apple Watch (released in 1988 – over 25 years before the 2015 Apple Watch!); one of the first pieces of wearable computer technology.

This 1988 Wrist Mac arrives in its original packaging and has never been sold in the more than thirty years since its first release. The box advertises the revolutionary features of the watch and contains the original sticker noting the serial number (70216).

The box has been opened and shows little wear, retaining its original white appearance. Inside, the box contains the original Wrist Mac Registration Card (never filled in!), The Wrist Mac Tutorial and Reference Manual (complete with blank pages and no writing inside), the Wrist Mac 1.2 floppy disk containing the official Wrist Mac software, Wrist Mac “Support” for added stability when connected to a computer and the original Seiko box, containing the WristMac, in excellent condition, with its original cables.

This is an extremely rare piece of technology history and an incredible find for collectors, investors and Apple fans. It has rarely been seen since it launched over 30 years ago, and it will likely be years before another is auctioned off somewhere. This is an unmissable piece of computer history.

The WristMac it’s definitely a nice piece of history. When astronauts aboard theAtlantis Space Shuttle sent the first email from space on August 28, 1991, wearing WristMac watches to coordinate with Macintosh Portable and Apple Link software aboard the shuttle.

The offer will begin from 1 dollar and there is no reserve price. How much do you think it could be worth?


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