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Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch

$45.00

Price: $45.00

Item#:1074300

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Historians believe that cloisonné was introduced to China by traders from Constantinople and has since evolved into a uniquely Chinese art form. Jewelers apply thin filaments of wire to the band to form floral outlines. This step of the cloisonné process has been compared to embroidery. The outlines are filled with powdered glass enamel and fired at high temperatures to fuse the material and bring out its bright colors. This hinged cuff is adjustable and will fit a range of wrist sizes comfortably. Stainless steel face with nickel-plated band.

7"L.

To create the decorative surface of cloisonné, thin fillets of flattened wire are bent to form a pattern. The spaces between the wires, called cloisons or cells, are then filled with powdered enamel. The exact origins are unknown, but cloisonné techniques most likely evolved out of related mosaic, stained glass, and jewelry-making practices. Although exceptional pieces of cloisonné exist from Byzantine times, modern craftsmen in China and Japan have further refined the art of mixing the enamel pigments to achieve a spectrum of subtle colors.

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Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch
 
2.5

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

38%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (9)
  • Beautiful (7)
  • Unique (5)
  • Good length (4)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

  • Poor workmanship (6)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (8)
  • Dates / night out (6)
  • Travel (5)
  • Formal occasions (4)
  • Office (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (6), Comfort-oriented (4), Practical (4), Classic style (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9), Yes (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very pretty, what I expected

Watch is very easy to read. I wore it to work
and it was very comfortable on my wrist

Watch is very easy to read. I wore it to work
and it was very comfortable on my wrist

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Inferior materials

Very disappointing. I expected high quality from the National Geographic Store.

Very disappointing. I expected high quality from the National Geographic Store.

Reviewed by 22 customers

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5.0

Chinese Cloisonne Garden Watch

By Dudney

from Oceanside, CA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Great
  • Stylish
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Formal Occasions
    • Night Out
    • Travel

    Comments about Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch:

    It is great.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    birthday present

    By dan k

    from east haven,ct

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Stylish

    Cons

    • None Noted

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch:

    stylish design is appealing.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    1.0

    Disappointed

    By Big Jake

    from Dallas,Texas

    About Me Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Unique

    Cons

    • Clasp Breaks Easily

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch:

    When I presented to my wife on Christmas morning the band came off and fell on the table.I was extremely disappointed.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    1.0

    Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch

    By Bette van Es

    from Champaign, Illinois

    Pros

      Cons

      • Clasp Breaks Easily
      • Poor Workmanship
      • The Bracelet Hinge Broke
      • Too Big For My Wrist

      Best Uses

        Comments about Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch:

        Poor quality. The bracelet hinge broke the first time I wore the watch. The bracelet was too big for my wrist. Not adjustable.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very pretty watch

        By Stargazer

        from Central Virginia

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Good Quality
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch:

          This watch is as pretty as its picture, keeps perfect time, and seems quite sturdy.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Beautiful, precious watch. I love it!

          By kimcool

          from Decatur, AL

          About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful
          • Everything Great
          • Good Length
          • Good Quality
          • Stylish
          • Unique
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday
            • Formal Occasions
            • Night Out
            • Office
            • Travel

            Comments about Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch:

            I have been happy with this watch in every way. It's just precious and beautiful. I bought it for work wear but find that I love it so much, I wear it everywhere!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            2.0

            Cute watch but it keeps falling off

            By Pat

            from Palo Alto

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Clasp Too Open

              Best Uses

                Comments about Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch:

                Falls off

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Extremely poor quality.

                By Scot

                from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Workmanship

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch:

                    The stem fell apart on the first attempt to set the time. The watch face kept turning around the post holding the hands. It kept losing minutes as it ran. NG must have had a lot of trouble with this. They quickly refunded my money and didn't want the watch back.

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Sorry I bought it

                    By Versh

                    from Chicopee MA

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Unique

                    Cons

                    • It Keeps Stopping
                    • Poor Workmanship
                    • Too large for my wrist

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch:

                      This watch would not keep going. I had battery replaced but it still stopped. After resetting it it would go for a short period of time and then stop again.

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Poor quality & small proportions

                      By alegaleg

                      from Boston, MA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch:

                            Was gift but too small, hard to read and poor quality.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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