'Stranger Things' Fans Are Convinced They Spotted An Apple Watch In Season 4

Rae Batchelor
The cast of Stranger Things.
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Stranger things have happened! Fans of the Netflix show are convinced they spotted an out-of-place piece of technology on the show in season 4.

People who make television shows are just like the rest of us — human! Sometimes they'll make mistakes just like all of us do. whether that's misremembering a detail, having some continuity errors, or sometimes forgetting to remove a prop that just wouldn't exist (like the infamous coffee cup in Game Of Thrones). Stranger Things fans were convinced they'd found a mistake just like this in their favorite show.

'Stranger Things' famously takes place in the '80s.

Characters on the show Stranger Things celebrating.
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If the music, costumes, and setting didn't give it totally away, the show's first three seasons take place between 1983 and 1985, while the show's fourth season is in 1986. The show is a real love letter to the '80s aesthetic, which is why fans were so surprised to see something that looked so out of place.

Fans were convinced that Will Byers was spotted wearing an Apple watch.

"why the hell is will wearing an apple watch?" tweeted

"ain’t stranger things pose to be in like the 80’s? WHY WILL GOT ON A APPLE WATCH????" asked another

It turns out that it wasn't an Apple Watch after all — but a very cool piece of '80s memorabilia.

The watch Will is sporting is actually a Nelsonic Game Watch that you could play the game Qbert on. It does look quite a bit like an Apple Watch, but it makes sense that Will would be sporting such a cool (and nerdy) piece of fashion history.

Fans were impressed by the show's commitment to detail.

And, of course, it's a good thing we don't have another Starbucks cup controversy distracting us from a great piece of television!

Did you notice Will's watch and think it looked out of place? Let us know in the comments!