NY Token Watch

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

Ward Wallau


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 souvenirs of the New York City subway. 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 1972-1979 NYC Subway" engraved on the back. Made in Hong Kong.

Ward Wallau

created by

Ward Wallau



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, eco-leather strap
Face: 1.5" Dia, 0.75" W; Adjustable Band: 10"L, 0.13 W
Periodic Cleaning
Water Resistant 3 ATM
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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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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from St. Louis,MO

About Me Athletic, Modern, Stylish

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  • Accurate
  • Comfortable
  • Quality Construction
  • Stylish


    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Travel
    • Work

    Comments about UncommonGoods NY Token Watch:

    This is a beautiful watch, a true gem. Not your ordinary Fossil watch!

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