If they are what I think they are (handmade gold-plated sterling), you can get some more plain-looking ones at Ben Silver now for about $450...and while not a total steal I paid considerably less.
The cutest thing I ever did see, picked up online.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I, Capnwes, the Cuff Link King of the Forum of Style, dub thee, Sir Noob of ATL.
I got a fake ass Rolex for $2.99 one day, its not a horrible fake but very easy to tell once I popped off the back and noticed a few other things...but hell for $3, I can fool 99% of people and it does keep time.
I am honored!
I gotta see if Ben Silver has an archivist or someone who has worked there forever that can tell me more about them.
The result of one of my "buying on ebay" tips: use the phone app and check several times per day for new saved search matches - you'll see new matches hours before anyone who only gets them via email once per day and have a better chance to pounce.
Probably end up back on eBay after I'm done playing with them, some months from now...
I bought a fake Movado Museum watch at a flea market years ago...kept time, looked real (I had a real one at the time as well), and no worries wearing it or potentially losing it.