Some Apple Watch orders have shifted from "Processing Items" to "Preparing for Shipment." TMO readers have also reported that their credit cards are being charged. Both suggest Apple will have some Apple Watch shipments delivered on April 24th, as promised.
One Lucky Apple Watch Customer's Order
Initial Apple Watch orders were initially shown in two batches. The first was shipping from April 24th through May 8th, as shown in the one above. The second batch is promised between May 13th and May 27th. I have one in the second cadre, and that order hasn't changed. It still shows as "Processing Items," and the credit card charge has yet to go through.