Probably, and it wouldn't surprise me if he had earlier asked for donations to get the money to buy the watch and make the video, and if that was the case considering he'll probably make more than the $1000 in ad revenue from this video he just got a free apple watch edition.I assume the guy had AppleCare+ on it so it only cost him $1,000 to get it replaced.
But... but... but... I only accidentally put my watch between 2 very large magnets. Then, I accidentally got a friend to help me push the magnets together and they accidentally smashed the watch in between them.Can you make out the serial number? Apple should refuse to replace this if he has applecare plus.
It's actually not a large part of the value. Based on 3D modeling, the gold content is estimated to be only around $1200. The rest is simply mark-up.Assuming that's a real Edition, and not just a plated SS, a large part of the value of the Edition is the pure gold content. Crushing it doesn't remove the gold or its inherent value.
The owner can still recover some of the cost by selling the gold. So, not a full $10k waste.