Do you remember the Kinekt Design’s Gear Ring with the tiny rotating gears? I thought that ring was the ultimate geek ring, but I just found a collection of rings from McWhinney Designs to nominate for that award.
Designed by Jeff McWhinney of California, who has a background in making hardware for yachts, racing sailboats, and bicycles, his unique mechanical wedding bands are created for active men – but dang it, I want one too!
Jeff offers a variety of rings that are made of titanium, stainless steel, and even yellow gold. They all feature a one of a kind opening mechanism that is both geek chic and functional.
For guys that have big knuckles or problems with their hands swelling, I can see how these rings would be a lot easier to remove at the end of a long day.
The rings start at $825 and go up to $4125. To see all of the designs and for more info visit mcwhinneydesigns.com.
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As a mechanical engineer, I like the look and those cool locking mechanisms. But I suspect you better be sure about your size, or the first time you latch it down, you might get a bit more of pinch than you expect! Also, the prices are pretty crazy, but it IS a wedding band, after all.
Those are so cool! I’m sort of glad I didn’t know about them when wedding ring shopping, or else I would have spent a LOT more money on my wedding band. Or perhaps maybe I’ll talk my wife into an “upgrade” for my 15th anniversary next year?
OK…these are the coolest band we’ve ever seen 🙂