Get a $12,000 Gold Apple Watch Edition on a $400 Budget… Sort Of
So you want a gold Apple Watch Edition, but you don’t have a spare $12,000 laying around to buy the base model. Well, rather than spend a princely $12,000 on a gold Apple Watch Edition, why not spend $400 on the aluminum Sports model, and invest a couple bucks into some gold spray paint, masking tape, and an xacto knife?
That’s exactly what the always creative Casey Neistat did, who filmed the process of converting a 42mm black Apple Watch Sports model into a gold edition look-alike. Sure it’s a little tawdry if you put much thought into it, but the result is actually kind of impressive to appearances, and it will surely fool many onlookers into thinking you’ve got some big bucks Edition model on your wrist.
Watch the video embedded below, it’s amusing and shows the process, just incase you’d like to replicate such a creation yourself:
Sure the gold spray paint will likely chip and scratch off over time, but I suppose as long as you have some metallic gold spray paint laying around you can patch it up as needed, and save your hard earned money. So perhaps if you were weighing buying a used car or a $12,000 Apple Watch in 24 karat gold (or a whopping $17,000 if you get the top of the line model!), you can just spend a couple dollars at the hardware store instead, maybe donate the rest of that money to charity if is really burning a hole in your pocket to be spent on something.
Now, given how well the spray paint works, it’s probably only a matter of time before many users wind up customizing the colors of their Apple Watch to either be gold or many other colors, surely it’ll even be offered as a service by some enterprising companies too.
Personally, although I find this very amusing, I’ll be sticking with my space-gray black aluminum model when it arrives sometime in the next decade. Though I’ll almost certainly pick up a third party band for it once there’s a few on the market that are nice.
Heads up to CultofMac for the very creative find.