The Seiko wristwatch that Steve Jobs wore in the famous 1984 Macintosh photo shoot sold for $42,500 in an online auction on Saturday (via CNET). Consigned by Jobs' former house manager Mark Sheff, the watch's band was said to be "in heavily worn condition," but still managed to draw the interest of 14 bidders and about 5,600 page views before closing out for $42,500.

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The watch wasn't the only item of Jobs' old artifacts to get sold on the auction, however, with items ranging from his old Birkenstock sandals ($2,750) to one of the former Apple CEO's classic black turtlenecks, this one from his time at NeXT ($7,500). A lot of items, including his NeXT name tag, business card, 10K gold-filled Apple Computers pen, and a personally signed USPS return receipt, all sold for $16,250.

Considering the company's prolific history, many of its products have sold well in reseller's markets over the past few years. In December of 2014, a functioning Apple-1 computer that Jobs himself sold out of his parents' garage in 1976 went for $365,000 at an auction in New York. A few months earlier, the Henry Ford Museum won another Apple-1 computer auction with a record bid of $905,000.

Top Rated Comments

Sirious Avatar
109 months ago
Apple Watch CEO Edition
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tycho24 Avatar
109 months ago
Oh man!!!
That dude's "Steve Jobs cosplay" is going to be ON POINT!!! ;0)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dwaltwhit Avatar
109 months ago
The watch I get; it was part of an iconic photo. The business card is kinda cool along with the name tag. The other stuff gets a little.... weird. A pair of shoes? A return receipt? A shirt? creepy.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kajje Avatar
109 months ago
John Lennon's hair lock for 35 thousand doll hairs
Steve Jobs' worn out watch for 42 large ones
A couple kilo of Godfather xeroxes for 625 grand
Factory unlocked iphone for a 1,000 bucks

Bad economy huh?

Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnysods Avatar
109 months ago
Someone bought a lock of John Lennon's hair the other day for over $30k I heard. I'm guessing these people just have money to burn... Good for them I suppose! All I want is to have no mortgage!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Benjamin Frost Avatar
109 months ago
Give me Steve's Seiko over the Apple Watch any day. He had good taste. The Seiko is a more attractive watch, more functional and has a battery that lasts for years.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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