Posted 8 years ago
These two photos represent the majority of my cufflink and tie bar collection. The links in the red case are either broken or mis-mated. The tie bars in the red case are one of a kind or missing their original mates. If I have the matching tie bar, I keep it with the links in the black case.
The red case also has the two timepieces I wear most often, my grandfather's Seiko from I believe 1972 and a Waltham pocket watch from 1899 (still runs great!).
I have been collecting cufflinks since 1984, but I go through dry spells and bursts. I am in a burst right now, and have bought about 30 cufflinks in the past couple of weeks. I have always loved my collection, despite the lack of true monetary value or quality of the metals or gemstones. I get most of my cufflinks at swap meets or on eBay through lots. I'm not proud. :)