Forget Apple Watch, we want this retro Apple II Watch

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Can your wrist handle the Apple II Watch? Photo: Aleator777/Instructables

 

We’re eagerly counting down the last few hours until we can preorder the Apple Watch, but I think I may have found a new love for my wrist: The Apple II Watch.

The brilliant folks over at Instructables unveiled a retro Apple Watch styled after the Apple II computer. If Apple made a smartwatch back in 1985, this would be it. The amazing device actually works and you can make one yourself.

Check out its incredible features:

It runs BASIC

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Apps include fitness, pictures, phonebook, weather updates, music, and more.

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You can view picture slideshows on its gorgeous CRT display

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It tracks your movement

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Notifications are very discreet

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App updates are a super quick, thanks to miniature floppy disks

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They’ve replicated Apple Watch’s blooming flowers.

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It even tells time!

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And it only costs $1,299!

 

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Just joking, it’s a little bit cheaper than that. You can download the full instructions over at Instructables and make one while waiting for your Apple Watch to arrive. If you do, send us a picture.