Clockwork cufflinks

Etsy seller Rivkasmom has these gorgeous cufflinks made from old watch-movements on sale for $55 -- I saw a similar item at a posh London men's store on Jermyn Street last week for £400! Link (Thanks, Dani!)


  1. It would be cool if the gears still churned (they don’t according to the Etsy page). I suspect they’d have to be under glass though or else they’d chew up your clothes.

  2. @strider_my2k yeah, I’m thinking that it will be a nice touch in my next steampunk story. :)

  3. Ha! Got mine at a Church Rummage sale for $0.50
    They’re not quite as nice as the $50 pair, but for the price, I can’t complain.

  4. I don’t know, guys…

    Speaking personally, and maybe I really shouldn’t, my digital dexterity has always made even just buttoning my cuffs somewhat challenging. Cufflinks that give such an appearance of complexity, even if they operate normally, could only confuse me early in the morning before coffee.

    And in those circumstances, if someone were to ask me what time it was, I could easily start examining the gears of my cufflinks and wondering where the face of my watch went.

  5. would the gearing wear the cuff fabric? the gear edges tend to be sharp.

    regardless, they are teh awesome!

  6. I bought a clockwork brooch from Rivkasmom as a present for my sister a few months ago – it was very well received! Gorgeous work!

  7. Never mind what these would do to your suit–the cufflinks themselves look fragile if they caught on something! Especially the poor little balance wheel… I bet it still swings sadly back and forth…neglected…forgotten…

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