1. prettyfacejessy's Avatar
    Good morning folks. Quick question I found a sweet deal off the app "offer up". Rose gold AW1 for $200. Seller is including all original accessories and box. The seller and I have being communicating back and forth and plan to meet up this weekend so i can view the watch in person. Other than obvious physical damage, Any tips on what I can look for as far as spotting a fake or is there any type of way to check for activation lock like how we can with other Apple devices?

    TIA
    aximtreo likes this.
    11-19-2016 10:56 AM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    Set the Watch up while you're still together. That is the best and fastest way to see if the Watch is locked.
    11-19-2016 11:00 AM
  3. prettyfacejessy's Avatar
    Thanks!
    G1DRP likes this.
    11-19-2016 11:20 AM
  4. prettyfacejessy's Avatar
    Thanks!
    11-19-2016 11:20 AM
  5. prettyfacejessy's Avatar
    Thanks!
    11-19-2016 11:21 AM
  6. aximtreo's Avatar
    I'm new to IOS. What do you mean by if it's locked?
    11-19-2016 11:38 AM
  7. Mac Guy's Avatar
    'm new to IOS. What do you mean by if it's locked?
    Apple Watches are paired to a specific phone and Apple ID. If one owner doesn't clear it from their account, the next owner won't be able to pair and use it.
    aximtreo likes this.
    11-20-2016 06:48 AM
  8. tlo07's Avatar
    Make sure it's really a Series 1. I've noticed in the classifieds where I live people mistakenly think last year's watch is Series 1.
    Mac Guy likes this.
    11-23-2016 09:34 PM
  9. tcuprof's Avatar
    Make sure it's really a Series 1. I've noticed in the classifieds where I live people mistakenly think last year's watch is Series 1.
    That's good advice and it makes me wonder how she will determine this. Does the watch app on the iPhone indicate it's an AW1? I know it says AW SS for my series O and Nike+ for the Nike+. So will it say AW Series 1?
    11-26-2016 06:39 PM
  10. Mac Guy's Avatar
    So will it say AW Series 1?
    I doubt it. The Watch app doesn't say Series 2 for my S2.

    Apple Watch
    Aluminum (would it show 'Aluminium' in the UK?)
    42mm Case

    On the Watch there's Settings > General > Model.

    Or, you could flip the Watch over and look at the back above the sensor and it should show 'Series 1'. My S2 shows 'Series 2'.
    11-27-2016 06:54 AM
  11. tcuprof's Avatar
    Or, you could flip the Watch over and look at the back above the sensor and it should show 'Series 1'. My S2 shows 'Series 2'.
    Doh! Never thought about looking at the back. The back of my original says  Watch Stainless Steel and the Nike+ says  Watch Series 2 Nike (swoosh). So yeah, I bet the AW 1 says Series 1.
    Last edited by tcuprof; 11-27-2016 at 09:00 AM.
    11-27-2016 08:47 AM
  12. tlo07's Avatar
    There's got to be a place online where you can put in the serial number and find out. There use to be something like that for iPads since they all looked alike.
    11-27-2016 11:54 AM
  13. Mac Guy's Avatar
    Doh! Never thought about looking at the back.
    LOL! That occurred to me only seconds before pushing the Reply button! I'd been resetting all my solar/radio watches that hadn't got any sun (or enough other light) since I got my first Watch. I had to look up the calibre number on the back for each to get the instruction manual.
    11-27-2016 02:16 PM
  14. prettyfacejessy's Avatar
    Hey guys just to give you an update I bought an AW series 1 from target. They had a sale on Black Friday for the 38mm for 189.00 i hopped on it and got my purchase today in the mail. Buying second hand just gave me too much anxiety....I'm glad I waited a few days !

    Tips for purchasing AW series 1 from private seller?-imoreappimg_20161201_184829.jpg
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    12-01-2016 06:48 PM
  15. Mac Guy's Avatar
    i hopped on it and got my purchase today in the mail. Buying second hand just gave me too much anxiety.
    Good move. I'd probably have done the same thing. If something goes wrong with the Watch it's much easier to just take it back to the store or Apple with no worries.
    12-02-2016 03:54 AM
  16. tsparks1's Avatar
    Hey guys just to give you an update I bought an AW series 1 from target. They had a sale on Black Friday for the 38mm for 189.00 i hopped on it and got my purchase today in the mail. Buying second hand just gave me too much anxiety....I'm glad I waited a few days !

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    Good for you, very smart move.
    12-08-2016 08:29 AM
  17. tcuprof's Avatar
    Hey guys just to give you an update I bought an AW series 1 from target. They had a sale on Black Friday for the 38mm for 189.00 i hopped on it and got my purchase today in the mail. Buying second hand just gave me too much anxiety....I'm glad I waited a few days ! ]
    Wise choice and that's a good looking watch! Congrats!
    12-08-2016 01:32 PM

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