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Jewelry:Women's Watches:Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch

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
 
2.4

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

32%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (7)
  • Beautiful (6)
  • Good length (4)
  • Unique (4)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

  • Poor workmanship (6)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (7)
  • Dates / night out (5)
  • Travel (4)
  • Formal occasions (3)
  • Office (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (6), Comfort-oriented (4), Classic style (3), Practical (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8), Yes (8)

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 20 customers

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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

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Cheap looking

                          By Disappointed

                          from Iowa

                          About Me Classic, Stylish

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Not as pictured

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch:

                              Not up to NG standards

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              3" to sm,for wrist.

                              By pooh

                              from fla

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch:

                                    Not very happy! to small for the wrist.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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