It looks like retail availability of the Apple Watch might be coming soon. We have reports that Apple Watch shipments have already started hitting Apple Stores. Of course, these first shipments are probably meant to fulfill in-store reservations through Personal Pickup.
Despite that, it is still possible there will be enough inventory in limited Apple Stores that will allow the device to be sold over the counter. We will keep you updated if that turns out to be true. There are no comments from Apple at the time of this post.