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Vintage Auto Piston Rod Bearing Cufflinks

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PRODUCT STORY
Usually, a man adorns himself with cufflinks to show he's a person of style and sophistication. But these automotive cufflinks are what a stylish, sophisticated person wears to show he's a man.

Made by designer Steven Shaver, each cufflink is cut from a metal piston rod bearing, reclaimed from 1960's era vintage Ford or GM engines. The metal surface preserves the rugged patina of its former life, giving each piece unique variations of color and texture. And each one displays an engraved logo and part number, so a gentleman can know precisely what make and model he is wearing. Cufflinks come gift boxed and include a certificate of authenticity. Made in the USA. Each is one of a kind and will vary.
MATERIALS
metal piston rod bearings
ARTIST / DESIGNER
Steven Shaver
SUBMITTED BY
Erin Fergusson, UncommonGoods Buyer
NOTES
approx. 1" L x .75" W
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Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

October 12, 2011 05:59:48 PM

These stylish cufflinks, designed by Steven Shaver, are made from actual piston rod bearings. Do you know a car lover that would get revved up about wearing a piece of a real vintage engine?

Karen
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October 17, 2011 01:15:11 AM

I like the idea, and they are great looking cuffs. But I don't know anyone who is interested enough in vintage cars to understand the value of the gift that would also make use of cufflinks.

Ginger
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October 17, 2011 05:21:04 PM

I love the look of these, but they are too high.

Elizabeth
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October 17, 2011 05:29:06 PM

I agree with Karen. These might be great for the auto enthusiast, but I don't know any either...especially ones that would wear a shirt with cufflinks.

Heather
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October 17, 2011 08:03:38 PM

I love these. Very cool. If my man wore cuff-links I would definitely buy them.

Carol

October 17, 2011 11:34:26 PM

Love these, but are a bit pricey!

alena
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October 18, 2011 01:30:11 AM

i doubt that any business man would add these to his closet.

angela

October 18, 2011 07:12:38 AM

yikes 95 bucks

Stephanie
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October 18, 2011 09:28:09 AM

The men in my life would love this. I would buy a ton if i could but I'm not sure its worth the 90.00

kim
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October 18, 2011 09:32:03 AM

Just looks like dirty squares to me.

Nancy
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October 18, 2011 10:15:00 AM

It's a great item but not for me or anyone I know. If I did have people who would like it the nearly $100 price tag would make this an item to pass on.

amy
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October 18, 2011 10:51:17 AM

clever but way too pricey.

Barbara
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October 18, 2011 12:42:40 PM

Beside being too pricey, I wonder how many "auto geeks" would have an opportunity to wear unique, expensive cuff links...do they dress up often?

Cassandra
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October 18, 2011 12:55:47 PM

These are way cool and uncommon! Probably not for investment bankers, but they'd be great for men in more artistic fields who still need to look professional and want a offbeat accent.

Wendy
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October 18, 2011 02:20:43 PM

Don't know anyone who wears cufflinks... But, I do like the look for maybe earrings or a pendant...just don't know if the ladies would make an emotional car connection w/ the materials..

Christine
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October 18, 2011 02:28:02 PM

Who wears cufflinks? I haven't seen cufflinks on anyone is about 20 years. I guess I don't know any stylish, sophisticated men....trust me my man doesn't need cufflinks to prove he is one.

Christine
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October 18, 2011 04:17:00 PM

Nice, but a bit too highly priced for me to buy.

Cindy
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October 18, 2011 04:59:12 PM

Looks like old jewelry that needs to be polished and if the rust can't be removed, throw away

Diane
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October 18, 2011 07:49:16 PM

Love these but the price point is way too high

Daryl
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October 19, 2011 01:28:13 PM

No one, especially an old car buff, wears cuff links anymore. They're cool looking but they should be made into something else like a ring.

Christen
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October 19, 2011 04:18:02 PM

I like the look, and the novelty, but the price is too high.

Lisa
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October 20, 2011 03:35:08 PM

Great gift for the guy that has everything.

Mary Margaret
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October 20, 2011 04:23:36 PM

Since I do not wear cuff links I went to a source...My dad. He wears them every day except Saturdays. He said they were not attractive to him because they looked dirty. He prefers polished links. He has paid that much for well made links but not for ones that he would look down at and keep thinking that they were not clean. So I submit that from him. =)

Liz
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October 20, 2011 07:25:14 PM

None of the men in my life have a need for cufflinks.

Deidre
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October 20, 2011 09:19:15 PM

I love these, but I don't think I would pay that high of a price :-(. maybe half.

Asiyah
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October 20, 2011 10:25:57 PM

I work for a DIY automotive retailer and gotta say that none of my co-workers wear suits OR cuff links. Might be cool for an older car enthusiast though.

Irene
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October 20, 2011 10:47:12 PM

cuff links are coming back and these are very hip. love the patina of the metal

AH
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October 21, 2011 01:00:50 AM

Love them, but way too pricey for what they are.

dre
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October 21, 2011 08:28:23 AM

They are a cool idea, if one wears cufflinks...

teri
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October 21, 2011 10:35:48 AM

If they were closer to $50, I might consider them for the cufflink-wearers I know, but at $95, they should at least buff out the rust. I get the idea, but the last thing a gentleman wants is potential rust stains on his shirt cuffs!

Rachel
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October 21, 2011 11:13:43 AM

AMAZING. My husband would love these!

Kara
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October 21, 2011 11:15:27 AM

Love the vintage look... wish they could all have the ford logo stamped into it

elizabeth
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October 21, 2011 11:54:56 AM

cool and unique!

tia
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October 21, 2011 06:22:23 PM

These are a wonderful in conept. My dad's a gearhead/mechanic. But he would never be caught dead in a shirt that would require cufflinks, let alone buttons.

Adriane
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October 22, 2011 08:43:58 PM

Price is a little too high, but a wonderfully unique gift

holly
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October 24, 2011 12:44:59 PM

These are cool reclaimed items and points for being made in the USA but I agree with others $95?!!

sharon
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October 24, 2011 10:46:22 PM

I like them!

Jackie
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October 25, 2011 12:02:10 AM

I love them

Michelle
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October 25, 2011 12:59:08 AM

cool idea!

jenni
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October 25, 2011 03:27:36 PM

really neat concept, but way to pricy - also, when would an "auto junky/geek" get dressed up? unless a car collector, they would be appreciated, but again, too pricy.

CMT
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October 25, 2011 07:58:17 PM

The car enthusiast in me loves the idea, especially since care was taken to include the part number/logo. But, my last French cuff blouse (I am female) was from at least 2 decades ago and none of my Dad, my brother or my sig. other wear shirts requiring cuff links anymore. So the $95 is way too much for a novelty.

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