The Mac OS Watch

To mark the release of System 7.5 — and to incentivize people to upgrade — Apple launched a gift program:

System 7.5 gift

From May 1 to July 31, 1995 users who upgraded to System 7.5 could choose between an Apple watch or a copy of Conflict Catcher 3.

One of those options is way cooler than the other, despite the “Mac OS” name not coming until 7.6:

Mac OS Watch

Mac OS Watch

Mac OS Watch

This watch showcases Apple’s colorful, chunky design it used in print and some interface elements at the time, including the canned Gizmo theme. The bright colors are offset by a gray band with Mac OS text running its full length.

It even looks good with my other nerdy watches:

Nerdy watches