The Apple Watch product line made its debut in 2014, initially trumpeted as a companion to the iPhone and a fashion accessory -- one that started in price at $349, heading upwards to an eye-popping.
Now, barring any Black Friday discounts, the Apple Watch line starts at $199 for thethat debuted in 2017, $279 for the that first appeared in 2020 and $399 for the 2021 . (The , and the Series 7 is $19 off.)
Going into the holidays, you may be a little Apple Watch-curious and looking for the cheapest version of the Apple Watch to try out. While you might start with the, we wanted to dig a bit deeper and truly find the cheapest possible Apple Watch -- regardless of the watch's actual condition.
Let's go over the cheapest Apple Watch models we can find, how we came across them and whether or not these would fill the checkmark for simply owning the cheapest possible Apple Watch.
The broken or damaged Apple Watch
Maybe the Apple Watch you're looking for doesn't actually have to turn on. It might sound like a joke gift, but there are products out there that pretend to be a phone by mimicking their look and feel, without actually being a phone. That "phone" is called the it's still on sale for $12., and
With that spirit in mind, maybe you're filming a movie and the broken Apple Watch is simply a costume item for your actors to wear. Or you just want a fancy-looking bracelet. Then for roughly $10 to $50, there are a number of older, and on sale on eBay that are damaged or do not work. If those links show the listings have ended, you can find current ones by . Some of the listings may only include the watch unit, without the wristband.
Cheapest used, refurbished Apple Watch
Working our way up to functional Apple Watch models, a refurbished Apple Watch Series 1 (which, notably, was released in 2016 and isn't the very first Apple Watch model) can be found . A seller-refurbished Apple Watch Series 3 on . Most other cheaper, functional Apple Watch models in a used or seller-refurbished condition currently list in the $50 to $140 range on eBay.
Notably, while I would have expected the original 2015 Apple Watch to be the cheapest you can find, several sellers of that model are offering it for betweenand . Also, of the older Apple Watch models, only the Series 3 can run the latest version of WatchOS 8.
It's worth noting that Apple does include the Apple Watch in its own refurbished store, but none of the current offers are particularly compelling. The cheapest as of this writing is an, and for that price range you may as well buy the new Apple Watch SE for the better specs.
As mentioned earlier, the Apple Watch Series 3 is the cheapest new watch that Apple currently sells. CamelCamelCamel price tracker.(sold out at the time of writing) is the lowest price that we've seen for it, with $120 being the lowest price the Apple Watch Series 3 has been seen on Amazon, according to the
While $109 is a very low price to get into Apple's WatchOS world, if you are hoping to make use of the Apple Watch longer-term it is likely a better value to get the we don't recommend the Apple Watch Series 3 as a new purchase here, chief among the concerns being the watch's future software support and older specs that make the watch run slower than devices that have been released since.. You can check out our full list of why
Have you seen the Apple Watch for an even cheaper price anywhere on the internet? Or would you buy a broken Apple Watch? Talk about it in the comments.