Many have said the Apple watch is simply a tech gadget with limited shelf life. That it's no different from an iPhone and after a few years, you'll need to upgrade hardware to run the software. I recognize the need for progress, added functionality and moving the platform forward, but I would hope watchOS3.xx would remain supported with minor updates for AW0. I know this is not an Apple thing to do. They naturally want new sales revenue and to prevent fragmentation of the watchOS. But perhaps it doesn't have the newest features of watchOS4, but just the core functions of a watch and notifications. This would at least extend the life of the AW0 for early adopters and especially those buyers of the Gold Edition.