My original fidget spinner, and my new one!
This is a bearing I have had for the past 20 years. I've fidgeted millions of time with it. I always have to fidget with something. Or doodle when on the phone.
It's just a bearing I picked up at university where I was studying Industrial Design (there was always lots of scrap stuff lying around); it's about 4 cm in diameter, 65 g, and is engraved as follow: 'Japan, Nachi, 6203'. I don't think it's a limited edition 😂
With time, I was able to achieve unbelievable spin times of 20 to 30 seconds 😂.
Now, having just received the Giggle Hands fidget bought earlier here on Massdrop, I have to say, that's way more enjoyable than an old cranky raw bearing! Spins a lot longer, too!
By the way I ordered three, and gave a purple one to my daughter, who seems to have inherited my tendency to fidget and doodle.
In the weeks since I discovered spinners exist, thanks to Massdrop, I already have developed an obsession about spinners and have now about half a dozen on order, mostly Chinese made affordable ones, and a few original US made ones (but still fairly affordable ones; none of that $175 fidget nonsense for me).
I'm sure this won't be my last post about spinners!