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Navajo Turquoise and Sterling Silver Watch

$99.00

Price: $99.00

Item#:1075029

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Believed to embody virtues like wisdom, good fortune, and health, turquoise has been an important part of cultures as diverse as the ancient Egyptians, the Navajo, and the Tibetans. For the Navajo in the American Southwest, the stone is part of rain ceremonies where it represents the connection between sea and sky.


A Navajo artisan working in Arizona hand-sets turquoise cabochons within swirls of cast sterling silver, all of which surround a Japanese quartz watch face on a heavy-duty elastic band. Stones will vary slightly.


6" circumference, 1/2"W.

Believed to bestow the wearer with courage, luck, health, and protection, turquoise has been used in jewelry making for millennia by cultures as diverse as the Navajo, ancient Egyptians, and Tibetans. Turquoise can range in color from light yellow-green to dark blue, and usually contains turquoise matrix, the dark veins of other minerals with which it developed. It figures in the creation myth of the Anasazi Indians, who tell that the tribe first entered the world through the mouth of a New Mexico cave that is now a turquoise mine. In Tibet, the sky is called "the turquoise of heaven," and both men and women value jewelry featuring the gem in sky blue hues. Turquoise is sometimes given as a love token to one's betrothed, because its color is said to remain pure as long as the affection lasts.


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Navajo Turquoise and Sterling Silver Watch
 
3.3

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (5)

56%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (9)
  • Beautiful (8)
  • Unique (8)
  • Good quality (6)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

  • Poor workmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (9)
  • Dates / night out (5)
  • Office (4)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (10), Classic style (8), Career (5), Modern (5), Stylish (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (9), No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great gift!

This watch was really nicer than I expected. The beautiful cast silver sides which hold the turquois are the only Navajo made parts. The band is flex type and seems to be good...Read complete review

This watch was really nicer than I expected. The beautiful cast silver sides which hold the turquois are the only Navajo made parts. The band is flex type and seems to be good quality. The watch body is made [*] but also seems to be good quality. I really liked the mother-of-pearl look to the watch face. The whole thing seems well made and is very attractive.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not the quality expected

I loved the watch when I saw it on line. Ordered one and was disappointed that it was a green stone rather than blue tourqoise. That would have been ok however, when I...Read complete review

I loved the watch when I saw it on line. Ordered one and was disappointed that it was a green stone rather than blue tourqoise. That would have been ok however, when I gave this as a gift, within two days the watch would not keep time. I called National Geographic and they quickly replaced it with another watch. That one too would not keep time. I took it to [@] Canada and had them replace he insides so that I could be assured that my gift would actually work. I still have not fixed the second one and it sits in my purse. It cost approximately $50.00 to have the watch repaired. Needless to say, I am not impressed.

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4.0

Beautiful watch

By Careful Shopper

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Modern, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Good Quality
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Night Out
    • Office

    Comments about Navajo Turquoise and Sterling Silver Watch:

    I bought this watch because it goes with Indian jewelry. I am delighted that it is extremely accurate and beautiful as well as a match for my Indian jewelry.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    disappointed

    By charly

    from romeoville, IL

    About Me Retired

    Pros

    • None

    Cons

    • Not Worth Money
    • Poor Workmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about Navajo Turquoise and Sterling Silver Watch:

      didn't keep product.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Not impressive

      By Just me

      from Ottawa, Canada

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Navajo Turquoise and Sterling Silver Watch:

            Very light and disappointing quality! Even for this good price, I expected better. Bracelet is extremely short even though it is extendible, which that in my case is a good thing. The gift box is a joke as watch is just put in plastic bag inside box.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            i return it!

            By Serge

            from Pompano Beach FL

            About Me Modern, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Workmanship

              Best Uses

                Comments about Navajo Turquoise and Sterling Silver Watch:

                Cheap looking, band is to short.
                $5 for the gift box ! They throw the watch in the cheap gift box.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful watch

                By Love to shop

                from Mount airy, MD

                About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautiful
                • Good Quality
                • Runs Small But Okay
                • Stylish
                • Unique
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday

                  Comments about Navajo Turquoise and Sterling Silver Watch:

                  Beautiful elastic band. I can/ do wear a lot classy, unique

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful watch. My wife loves it.

                  By GaryD

                  from Amarillo, TX

                  About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Beautiful
                  • Good Length
                  • Good Quality
                  • Stylish
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Navajo Turquoise and Sterling Silver Watch:

                    It is a great watch.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Child-size band

                    By (None)

                    from New England

                    About Me Classic

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Stylish

                    Cons

                    • Very Short Band

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday

                    Comments about Navajo Turquoise and Sterling Silver Watch:

                    I bought this for myself.
                    I have small wrists but the band is still too tight.
                    Fortunately I have a granddaughter...

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Be specific on Turquoise Stones

                    By Tim

                    from Tampa, FL

                    About Me Career

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Beautiful
                    • Stylish
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday
                      • Office

                      Comments about Navajo Turquoise and Sterling Silver Watch:

                      You need to be specific as to the stones being real or a composite/paste.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Don't bother, it's cheap!

                      By WhyBother?

                      from Massachusetts

                      About Me Career, Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Cheasey Workmanship
                        • Clasp Breaks Easily
                        • Failed In1st Hour Of Wear
                        • Poor Workmanship

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Navajo Turquoise and Sterling Silver Watch:

                          Was given as a Christmas Gift. Very disappointed, bracelet / watch post fell apart during first hour of wear. Cheasey workmanship. Not much of the work by Native Americans. (Unless they are living in Tawain now.) Refund was given but took over 6 weeks to get the credit. Had to call customer service to remind them of the refund due. Will not order from NatGeo Catalogue again.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Great service

                          By Joe

                          from Phoenixville, Pa.

                          About Me Practical

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Beautiful
                          • Stylish
                          • Unique

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Night Out

                            Comments about Navajo Turquoise and Sterling Silver Watch:

                            Looks great is a nice gift but spring tube was weak and broke first time it was used. NG replaced quickly. Great service.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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