Some original Apple Watch models brought in for servicing are being exchanged for Series 1 units

If you bring your original Apple Watch in for service, you could end up getting a Series 1 Apple Watch back in return. Apple has informed retail store employees and Authorized Service providers that some original generation Apple Watch units brought in for repair can be substituted with a Series 1 model instead. The substitution will only take place in certain countries, although these markets were not listed by Apple. Additionally, the Series 1 substitutions are limited to Apple Watch units in Silver, Space Gray, Gold, and Rose Gold.

Those who purchased the original Apple Watch are no longer …