Apple’s deprecated label doesn’t just mean the end of software support. That ship has sailed; The original Apple Watches (widely known as Series 0) were never updated beyond watchOS 4.3.2 in 2018. It means the end of hardware support: the company will no longer provide parts, repairs, or replacement services.
The Edition was Apple’s first attempt to compete with the luxury watch market, and the solid gold version only lasted a year before Apple abandoned it in favor of much cheaper (but not cheap!) ceramic editions. and, later, titanium. Most people don’t have Beyoncé or Lagerfeld money. Even people who do Those who spend five figures on watches tend to want something that will still tell time (and hold its value) in a couple of decades.
You could spend between $10,000 and $30,000 on a Cartier Tank, still get a square watch and not worry about whether you’ll be able to repair it eight (or 80) years later. As long as there are luxury watch manufacturers like Cartier (or Patek Philippe, Rolex, etc.), you can get your own repair service. If your $17,000 Apple Watch needs repair, you can try your luck at a third-party repair shop. DIY a battery replacementget a highly custom mechanical conversion, or if you have the style needed, just use it anyway. Karl Lagerfeld didn’t even set up his!