I Found a Broken Apple Watch w/ AppleCare Warranty

HappyDude20

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Hi everyone, so interesting situation and wondering how to best approach the situation.

Im in Washington DC and I found an Apple Watch Sport in Space Black on the floor of a parking lot. The entire screen was missing and I can see and touch directly into the internals such as the taptic engine and battery. It looks like it was run over on purpose on the parking lot and the sensors on the back look crushed like a heavy call rolled over it a few times.

The watch is essentially missing the screen.

Well, I took this broken Apple Watch home and looked up the serial number online and looks like it has Apple Care warranty until December of 2016 and was wondering how I can either contact the original owner (i.e. to see if he even wants it back) but admittedly im wanting to see if Apple can transfer the warranty to my name or something where I can finally have an Apple Watch.

As a forewarning since I know this forum has changed dramatically over the years, Im only wanting to take advantage of the situation if the initial owner doesnt want it back. Im definitely not wanting Apple to take this busted watch off my hands and they contact the owner. I want to be the one to make sure cause I know some kid at the Apple Store that doesnt care much is just gonna forget about it.

Anyhow. Thanks!:apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:
 
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gigaguy

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Hmm, not to burst your bubble but 'AppleCare' adds both damage repair and an extra year to the std 1 year warranty so there is no way it has damage coverage it if it ends Dec 2016. (the watch did not exist in Dec 2014.) It has only the std 1 year warranty (purchased around Dec 2015) which does not offer any damage repair coverage.
-also if it is activation locked no one could use it fixed or not., you can check lock status online at Apple too.
-also Sport came in Space Gray. The Stainless Steel came in black.
 
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HappyDude20

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Hmm, not to burst your bubble but 'AppleCare' adds both damage repair and an extra year to the std 1 year warranty so there is no way it has damage coverage it if it ends Dec 2016. (the watch did not exist in Dec 2014.) It has only the std 1 year warranty (purchased around Dec 2015) which does not offer any damage repair coverage.
-also if it is activation locked no one could use it fixed or not., you can check lock status online at Apple too.
-also Sport came in Space Gray. The Stainless Steel came in black.
Lol. Okay thank you!
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Lol. Okay thank you!
I just checked the activation lock status and it states it's off and can be activated by a new user....





....assuming the watch had a screen. :)
 

Mactagonist

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You will need the original Applecare agreement number (found on the coverage certificate) and the name/address of the original owner to get it transferred to your name over the phone.
 
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