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You just can't beat a classic.
Japanese manufacturer Seiko recently announced plans to re-release a version of its vintage 1980s Chariot model timepiece. That just so happens to be the same watch that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is pictured wearing in an iconic 1984 Norman Seeff photograph, which later graced the cover of Time Magazine.
And let's be totally real here: If Jobs were still alive today he'd likely prefer this three-decade-old wrist watch to the current Apple Watch. Why? It's all about simplicity.
"That's been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity," Jobs observed in a 1998 interview with Business Week. "Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains."
But this one can remind you to drink water, so...
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By that metric, the Chariot is leaps and bounds ahead of the Apple Watch — which, by all accounts, has yet to move any mountains. Unless you count all the lithium mined for the watches' batteries, that is.
After all, what's simpler than a watch that refuses to do anything other than tell the time?
So how to get your hands on one of these ¥20,000 ($177) beauties? First, act fast. According to The Verge, Seiko plans to sell only 2,282 of them starting March 10. Of those, 1,982 will have the original white face. Also (and here's where it gets tricky) the company is only selling them in Japan.
Considering that Jobs was reportedly obsessed with the country, however, we don't think that would've stopped him were he still alive today.Topics: Apple, Apple Watch , Fashion, Gadgets, Seiko, Steve Jobs, Tech, watch