NY Token Watch

Check the time until the next A train with this nostalgic, New York City subway watch.
created by

Ward Wallau

$195.00

Ward Wallau created by

Ward Wallau

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Tokens & Time

Check the time while you wait to take the A train with this watch featuring nostalgic pieces of NYC subway history. An authentic 70's era token is set on a circle of canvas token bag used by the MTA to transfer tokens throughout the system. A tribute to modern material culture, this smart timepiece will add urbane flair to your look. Officially licensed by the New York City Transit Authority, it also features a brushed, stainless steel case, battery-operated Japanese movement, and "authentic 1970-1980 NYC token" engraved on the back. Made in Hong Kong.

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!"

Made from
canvas, stainless steel, Polyurethane Strap
Measurements
Face: 1.5" Dia, 0.75" W; Adjustable Band: 10"L, 0.13 W
Ingredients
Care
Periodic Cleaning
Notes
Water Resistant 3 ATM
Item ID
40900

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship in the US:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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