Couple celebrating 50th anniversary eyeing $15k gold Apple Watch

NEW YORK (AP) - Celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, Carol and Jack Weber came to New York from their Charlottesville, Virginia, home to buy gifts for each other. Jack woke up at 3 a.m. to order a $1,000 stainless steel model online and the retired University of Virginia professors were first in line for a 9 a.m. appointment at the 5th Avenue store.

Ushered into a small, separate room to try on special edition watches that cost as much as $17,000, Carol tried on a $15,000, 18-karat gold model that Jack thought would be nice to buy for their golden anniversary. Carol also liked the steel, though, since it would go with her white gold wedding ring. She hasn't decided which to get yet, but is leaning toward both.

Carol said she likes the idea of getting a watch more than a piece of jewelry "because it's so functional as well." She's not worried about getting the first edition of such a new piece of technology, and says she's not a high-tech user, so she'll be content with the current apps and other functions.

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