I started with collecting cufflinks and gradually started to appreciate watches. So I thought it made sense to collect watch movement cufflinks. And the journey began...
Up until 5 years ago, such watch movement cufflinks were hard to come by. Today with the proliferation of social media, blog shops and Amazon, there are many such cufflinks to be found - some pretty good. Some of these are my earlier year collection which is housed in a red leather box. This is the first part of a two part report on some of the cufflinks in this collection.
As you can see, many of these are old vintage movements, stripped and cleaned before being mounted onto a cufflink blanks. Some of these come with matching movements while some are not. But what is interesting is that many brands use similar watch movements.
A pair of identical movements but from different brands - heard of Imperial or Royce watch company? Unfortunately, the movements are not well kept. I should find time to polish them and try to restore them to their old glory.
In all, I supposed I have about 200 pairs of watch movement cufflinks of all kinds. I have also started making some on my own - buying movements off eBay, cleaning them and mounting them. I had posted an earlier post - check out the report. Stay tuned for more to come.