Today Apple gave us all some more details about the watched it announced back in the fall. Honestly, the other announcements Tim Cook and team made were more exciting than the watch. Except for how much the most expensive version will set you back: $17,000. That is not a typo. That’s the real price of the 18-karat gold with a leather strap that includes a gold buckle.
That got us thinking—what could we put that $17,000 to instead? Of course, our friends at Mother Jones had much more noble intentions than us, as you can see with co-editor-in-chief Clara Jeffrey’s tweets.
Here’s what we considered putting our cash to.
APPLE WATCH SPORT + iTUNES CREDIT
Seems to make more sense to drop $349 on the sport edition, because it’ll give you the same functionality as it’s $17,000 sibling, and then use the remaining cash to buy 16,819 songs in the iTunes store.
ROLEX YACHT MASTER II
You’re buying the $17,000 watch for status, that’s clear. But stop acting like new money, damnit. Get some class and buy a Rolex.
2015 FORD FIESTA S
That watch is just going to sit there. Either on your wrist or tucked away in a drawer. For the same amount of cash you could buy a brand new car. This 2015 Ford Fiesta S is currently available and has six-speed automatic transmission, gets 36 mpg on the highway, and rocks totally decent stereo system.
ONE MONTH’S RENT FOR A TRIBECA TOWNHOUSE
This four-story, 2,700-square-foot townhouse with two bedrooms, and a great rooftop deck could be yours for a whole month.
ELIOT SPITZER’S LADY OF THE NIGHT
When Client 9 got busted and lost his seat as New York’s governor because he had been visiting prostitutes, it was reported that Spitzer had spent around $80,000 on liaisons. His most famous hook-up was Ashley Alexandra Dupré, whom he paid $4,300. The woman known then as “Kristen” could make four visits for the price of an Apple Watch and then you two could shoot the shit, talk politics, flip through her spread in the May 2010 Playboy, and maybe you can listen to her album. That’s money well spent.