Aape's watches: What you see here is actually a Nintendo Wii!

Back in 2008, I turned 40 and hosted a rather large party to celebrate with my friends. The party was memorable, and I received many wonderful presents, including two Nintendo Wiis.

This was somewhat disheartening because I've never been much of a gamer. I lean more towards being an 'action-oriented' person, with action sports playing a significant role in my life since my youth.

Without informing my friends, I decided to sell my unused Wiis and purchase something more in line with my interests. Something with a 'longer lifespan' than the hottest game console of the 2008 season.

I had always been interested in watches, so I decided to repurpose one of the Wiis into a watch. The online watch shops in 2008 were not as advanced as they are today, so it took some time to find a reliable seller with quality products.

Finally, I found what I was looking for: a rose gold-capped late 1950's Constellation Calendar, which had recently been serviced by a reputable dealer in the US. I bought it for 400 USD (which was 300 EUR back then).

The watch arrived in about a week to Finland and has since become one of my favorite timepieces. It will always remind me of my friends and their appreciation for me on my 40th birthday.

I think it's the best-looking Wii I've ever seen 馃ぉ Have a great weekend, and remember, LiG - Life is Great!

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Nice "Wii"!

A very wise decision!! Enjoy the hobby..馃憤

First, beautiful vintage Omega! Secondly, best decision ever! Great back story and post! This Omega will forever be connected with a game console in the best way!!

I have Nintendo AND watches! I beat the system!

Lovely watch. Not a gamer either, would rather do real stuff, like collect nice Omega's 馃槈馃憤馃徎馃憤馃徎

drcarter13

First, beautiful vintage Omega! Secondly, best decision ever! Great back story and post! This Omega will forever be connected with a game console in the best way!!

Thank you, Danilo, for your kind comment. Maybe I'll do more posts like this in the future 馃檹

Nice Omega, will certainly have a longer lifespan than a Wii. To be fair I still use my Wii if not weekly then monthly. But I am not just a watch 馃.

Inkitatus

Lovely watch. Not a gamer either, would rather do real stuff, like collect nice Omega's 馃槈馃憤馃徎馃憤馃徎

Thank you, @Inkitatus, for your nice comment - and getting into #vintage is easy, you just have to start somewhere 馃ぉ

Crazy_Dana

I have Nintendo AND watches! I beat the system!

You sure did beat the system, Dana 馃槀

aapeaape

Thank you, Danilo, for your kind comment. Maybe I'll do more posts like this in the future 馃檹

Good story telling is always welcome Aape! Enjoy your weekend my friend! 馃嵒