Subway Token Cufflinks

Subway Token Cufflinks

Made from authentic subway tokens, these accessories provide you with a link to the past.
created by

Ward Wallau

$170.00

Ward Wallau created by

Ward Wallau

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Underground Style

Who would have thought that mass transit would play a part in individual style? These authentic, old fashioned subway tokens have been turned into cufflinks, providing you with a link to the past and a inventive way to keep your shirt buttoned. Handsome and classic with an urban twist, these subway token cufflinks are as original and memorable as the cities they hail from. Sterling silver backing. Available in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago. Made in the USA.

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!"

Recycled
Made from
sterling silver, metal
Measurements
approximately .75" diameter
Notes
Sterling silver weight: 0.9 oz
Item ID
16184

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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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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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UncommonGoodsSubway Token Cufflinks
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (10)
  • Unique design (10)
  • Finish (5)
  • Secures cuff firmly (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Business wear (8)
  • Casual dresser (7)
  • Evening out (7)
  • Formal wear (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (9), Classic style (7), Career (4), Modern (4), High end shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Looking for unusual? Look no further.

Great looking unusual cufflinks. A good conversation piece. Beautifully set in silver. Quality all the way. Genuine tokens are used to add to the character of the piece. If you want something...Read complete review

Great looking unusual cufflinks. A good conversation piece. Beautifully set in silver. Quality all the way. Genuine tokens are used to add to the character of the piece. If you want something out of the ordinary, these are for you.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

beautiful cufflinks but packaging is not

The cuff links are beautiful but they arrived in a plain white box and not in the map decorated box that is shown, and described by others. Since they were a gift I was...Read complete review

The cuff links are beautiful but they arrived in a plain white box and not in the map decorated box that is shown, and described by others. Since they were a gift I was disappointed by the presentation.

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2.0

Token Fell Off

By 

from Illinois

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Poorly Made

Best Uses

    Comments about UncommonGoods Subway Token Cufflinks:

    My husband loved these cufflinks. However, after normal use the token fell off the cuff link. This is very disappointing because it was a gift and expensive. Now it's useless.

     
    5.0

    LOVE this unique gift! theyre awesome!

    By 

    from Baton Rouge, LA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Classic Design
    • Great Color Selection
    • Well Made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • For Fun
      • Gifts
      • Sentimental Keepsake

      Comments about UncommonGoods Subway Token Cufflinks:

      Purchased for my son for Christmas as a momento of a recent NYC trip and college visit to Columbia. He loved them! I've purchased these before and they are great for the hard to please/hard to surprise collector. They are authentic and well made!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Awesome!

      By 

      from Florida

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Subway Token Cufflinks:

      Gave these to my husband. The tokens are mounted in sterling silver. He was suprised to see authentic tokens on a cufflink. He owns many sets of cufflinks this is his favorite!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Stylish

      By 

      from Eureka, CA

      About Me Classic, Practical, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Personalized
      • Stylish
      • Unique Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business Wear
        • Casual
        • Evening Out
        • Formal Wear

        Comments about UncommonGoods Subway Token Cufflinks:

        Purchased as a gift for my husband's father. When on a trip together he kept singing the song "the Man Who Never Returned." The song is about a man who took the subway in Boston and didn't have fare to get out of the subway.
        Seeing these made me think of that trip. He is a business man and frequently wears cufflinks so I knew it would be a perfect gift.
        The cufflinks came in a beautiful box with authentic (at least looking) subway map, etc (as described) that added nice touches to the gift.
        They are unique and stylish!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
         
        4.0

        Really cool historical gift

        By 

        from San Rafael, CA

        About Me Classic, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Brilliant Finish
        • Personalized
        • Secures Cuff Firmly
        • Stylish
        • Unique Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Business Wear
          • Evening Out

          Comments about UncommonGoods Subway Token Cufflinks:

          He loved the cufflinks and the packaging was also really impressive.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Great Gift

          By 

          from El Paso, TX

          About Me Career, Classic, High End Shopper, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Unique Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Business Wear
            • Casual

            Comments about UncommonGoods Subway Token Cufflinks:

            I had very positive feedback from the person to whom I gave the gift. He loves NYC, but is currently living in Texas for work and appreciated the small reminder. He does not like very obvious designs and enjoys things with a bit of a story behind it and said the cufflinks were a perfect fit for him.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            4.0

            Wow. . .what an unique gift.

            By 

            from West Warwick, RI

            About Me Career, Classic, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Brilliant Finish
            • Secures Cuff Firmly
            • Stylish
            • Unique Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Subway Token Cufflinks:

                This is the perfect gift for someone who has everything.

                 
                3.0

                beautiful cufflinks but packaging is not

                By 

                from Boston MA

                About Me Classic, Modern, Stylish

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Brilliant Finish
                • Secures Cuff Firmly
                • Stylish
                • Unique Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Business Wear
                  • Casual
                  • Evening Out

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Subway Token Cufflinks:

                  The cuff links are beautiful but they arrived in a plain white box and not in the map decorated box that is shown, and described by others. Since they were a gift I was disappointed by the presentation.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My husband LOVED the cufflinks!!

                  By 

                  from Florida

                  About Me Career, Classic, High End Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Brilliant Finish
                  • Stylish
                  • Unique Design

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Business Wear
                    • Casual
                    • Evening Out

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Subway Token Cufflinks:

                    The Boston Subway tokens cufflinks are very cool. A unique gift that was well made and quirky.
                    so glad that I found uncommongoods.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Beautiful presentation!

                    By 

                    from Portland, OR

                    About Me Classic, Stylish

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Stylish
                    • Unique Design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Business Wear
                      • Casual
                      • Evening Out
                      • Formal Wear

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Subway Token Cufflinks:

                      The presentation of these little cufflinks was unbeatable. They come in in a heavy white box inside UG's recycled t-shirt gift bag. Inside the box, wrapped in tissue, is a jeweler's box with New York transit map on the lid, and a card from the Transit Museum. The cufflinks themselves are sturdy, heavy, nicely detailed and beautiful. These were a wonderful gift, and my boyfriend was thrilled. They're classy enough for any occasion, and the retro style is very appealing.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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