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 🤩 Have a great weekend, and remember, LiG - Life is Great!