Stranger Things Fans Thought They Spotted an Apple Watch in Season 4 (This Is What It Actually Was)

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Stranger Things, one of the most popular series right now, just finished season four and left the fans with a lot of surprises and questions.

One of these surprises was what seemed to be an Apple Watch in the last episode of season four. Fans were quick to point out on Twitter and TikTok that Will was wearing something that looked suspiciously like an Apple Watch on his wrist. 

In case you didn’t know, Stranger Things takes place in the 80s, and Apple didn’t release the first Apple Watch until 2014.

So you can understand why everyone was surprised when they thought they saw one on the show (shown below).

Of course, these things happen. A lot of TV shows have made mistakes and shown objects that don’t belong. The most infamous one is the Starbucks cup that appeared in an episode of Game of Thrones.

Even Stranger Things has made this mistake by showing cars that were manufactured near the end of the 80s when the first seasons occur near the beginning of the decade. 

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Still, the show didn’t make any mistakes this time. Other fans of the show quickly gave us the real answer.

What we see on screen isn’t an Apple Watch; it’s actually an 80s Nelsonic Qbert Game Watch. The company named Nelsonic Industries was fairly well known for creating game watches that you can use to play games like Zelda, Donkey Kong, and Super Mario.

It only looks like an Apple Watch because of the way the light hits the watch face, but if you zoom in on the watch, as Twitter user BassStewart did, you can clearly see it’s a small screen with a few buttons at the bottom. 

It sure is a nice little detail that shows us that Stranger Things went above and beyond to bring back the 80s this season and that you shouldn’t believe everything you first see online, or at least not before you double-check your resources.

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