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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
 
2.6

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

36%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (10)
  • Beautiful (9)
  • Unique (7)
  • Good length (5)
  • Good quality (4)

Cons

  • Poor workmanship (8)
  • Clasp breaks easily (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (11)
  • Dates / night out (7)
  • Travel (6)
  • Formal occasions (5)
  • Office (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (7), Comfort-oriented (5), Practical (5), Classic style (4), Modern (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11), Yes (11)

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 26 customers

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5.0

Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch

By Sunshine Jen

from Richmond, Va

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

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • I Cannot Say Anything Neg

Best Uses

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

Comments about Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch:

I wear it every time I go out.
I get lots of compliments.
I have nothing negative to say about this watch

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
1.0

Would not recommend! Poor Quality

By Randy

from Southwest Ohio

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Clasp Breaks Easily
    • Poor Workmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch:

      I ordered this watch twice! The first time as a gift, she tried it on and the clasp broke. I re-ordered and the same thing happened. She loves the look of the watch but it doesn't help if you can't wear it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      3.0

      Disappointing

      By dale

      from Stillwater, OK

      Pros

      • Beautiful
      • Unique

      Cons

      • For Tiny Wrists Only
      • Poor Workmanship
      • Tarnishes Easily

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch:

      The watch is very pretty but meant for a very small wrist. It also colors my wrist a little. I am disappointed in it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      2.0

      The watch online is different.

      By J.M.P

      from Santa Rosa, Ca

      About Me Trendy

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Pretty Watch

      Cons

      • Watch Stops Alot

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch:

      I received this watch as a gift from my parents. The watch shown online was the watch my parents selected for me. I was sad I had to return it because it kept stopping and the bracelet broke. The new watch they sent looked like a cheap rendition they showed online. Very unimpressed! I sent that one back. I got the same darn one! I am now waiting for the one advertised. The uniqueness, a braided design around each flower and the timepiece,it was a VIRGO watch. This one just says QUARTZ. I have a trained eye! What might look the same it wasn't. Take a picture of the one you send not the one you have online!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      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 2 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

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