9 Key Typewriter Bracelet

The nine keys hand-set in this sterling silver bracelet come from typewriters from the 1920s, '30s and '40s.
created by

Ward Wallau

$110.00

Ward Wallau created by

Ward Wallau

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The Key To Unique Style

Handmade from the classic round keys of retired typewriters, this one-of-kind bracelet makes sure that you always have the write style. The nine elegant keys come from typewriters from the 1920s, 30s and 40s, and are handset into the sterling silver bracelet. Created by designer Ward Wallau. Handmade in the USA and Mexico.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

MX

Made in Mexico

Ward Wallau

created by

Ward Wallau

location

California

Disappointed when the MTA filled in the "Y" cutout of their classic subway tokens, Ward Wallau was inspired to find a fun way to incorporate the unaltered tokens into cufflinks. He wanted to prove to the MTA that the original tokens were worthy of celebrating and repurposing and, after 11 years of "no," Ward became the first licensee of the New York City MTA. Since that time, this "authenticity hound," has assembled and grew his team of artisans, production staff, and authenticators in Berkeley, California, where they re-imagine nostalgic artifacts as unique gifts that tell a story. Ward loves breathing new life into things that already exist, be it letterpress blocks, a wooden seat from Wrigley Field, or a bat broken at a Major League baseball game. "This business is ever-challenging, dynamic, and satisfying," he says. "It's not a good day if you don't learn something new!"

Handmade Recycled
Made from
sterling silver, reclaimed materials
Measurements
7.5" L
Notes
Sterling silver weight: 0.9 oz
Item ID
16556

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UncommonGoods9 Key Typewriter Bracelet
 
4.6

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (13)
  • Easy to put on (12)
  • High quality (12)
  • Stylish (8)
  • Unique (6)

Cons

  • Difficult to put on (4)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (16)
  • Casual wear (14)
  • Dates / night out (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (12), Classic style (11), Practical (11), Career (10), Comfort-oriented (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (16), No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love it!

Great looking, clever accessory. So light and comfortable that it does not hurt to wear (fibromyalgia has made me sensitive to heavy or uncomfortable jewelry). I've coveted this bracelet for years and...Read complete review

Great looking, clever accessory. So light and comfortable that it does not hurt to wear (fibromyalgia has made me sensitive to heavy or uncomfortable jewelry). I've coveted this bracelet for years and am so glad that I finally purchased.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

To Bad for Poor Construction

I purchased the bracelet as a birthday gift for my wife. She loved it! However, while wearing the bracelet out that same evening, within two hours it broke and fell off her...Read complete review

I purchased the bracelet as a birthday gift for my wife. She loved it! However, while wearing the bracelet out that same evening, within two hours it broke and fell off her wrist. Upon closer examination, we concluded that each of the tabs that hold the links to the keys should be soldered closed to ensure that the links do not bend the tab out and cause the bracelet to fall off (which is what happened to my wife). After spending [$] on the bracelet, we assumed the construction would be more solid. We returned it for a refund. To bad, because the concept of using reclaimed typewriter keys is fantastic.

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5.0

Gave as a gift, she loved it!

By 

from CT

About Me Classic, Practical, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Good Quality
  • Stylish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about UncommonGoods 9 Key Typewriter Bracelet:

    My friend has been making typewriter earrings for gifts. I was so excited to find the bracelet in your catalog and give her a gift!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
     
    5.0

    Great product!

    By 

    from Nashville, TN

    About Me Career, Classic, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful
    • Good Quality
    • Stylish
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Office

      Comments about UncommonGoods 9 Key Typewriter Bracelet:

      Very unique product!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
       
      5.0

      Was what i expected.

      By 

      from los angeles

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods 9 Key Typewriter Bracelet:

      See above

      Service and delivery comments:

      Came on time

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      4.0

      Gift was a hit with writer recipient

      By 

      from Seattle

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods 9 Key Typewriter Bracelet:

      Great gift for a writer, of course, and for antique buffs. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is that the clasp was not easily adjustable. For small wrists go for fewer typewriter keys (e.g. 7 instead of 9).

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      IBeautiful bracelet, so well made

      By 

      from Florida

      About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Put On
      • High Quality
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Wear
        • Everyday

        Comments about UncommonGoods 9 Key Typewriter Bracelet:

        I bought two of these. One for myself and one to give my sister for a Christmas gift.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Special gift

        By 

        from San Antonio, TX

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Put On
        • High Quality
        • Lovely Size

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Wear

          Comments about UncommonGoods 9 Key Typewriter Bracelet:

          This was a gift to my great-niece who is young, stylish, and likes vintage, hand-made, good design details. She also likes the old manual typewriters. She was delighted with the bracelet, and with the packaging, and so was I. She put it on immediately, no problem, and it looked perfectly sized for her small wrist.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Personal Touch for Retired Columnist

          By 

          from Farmingdale

          Pros

          • Easy To Put On
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Wear

            Comments about UncommonGoods 9 Key Typewriter Bracelet:

            This was a special gift for an elderly woman who typed a column on a manual typewriter for over 30 years (before learning to use a computer and telecommuting from the age of 90 to 95). She could not have been happier with this gift. I could not have been more pleased with the staff and service at UncommonGoods. Thank you!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            4.0

            Very unique bracelet

            By 

            from Marianna, FL

            About Me Career, Classic

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Put On
            • High Quality
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about UncommonGoods 9 Key Typewriter Bracelet:

              My wife really loved this bracelet. She liked the uniqueness of the bracelet and the fact that it was authentic typewriter keys. The clasp is easy to connect. The only distracter that she saw was that it is a little on the light weight side, she wished it had a little more weight to it, but otherwise she loves it and wears it regularly.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes
               
              5.0

              Wonderful gift

              By 

              from San Francisco Bay, Ca

              About Me Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easy To Put On
              • High Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about UncommonGoods 9 Key Typewriter Bracelet:

                Excellent customer service. Great nostalgic product, very comfortable to wear. Lots of compliments when wearing it.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                4.0

                Love It!

                By 

                from Maine

                About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easy To Put On

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Casual Wear
                  • Everyday

                  Comments about UncommonGoods 9 Key Typewriter Bracelet:

                  I love this simple unique bracelet!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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