In this twist on the classic pocket watch, a petite timepiece becomes a dramatic pendant. The steel-alloy watch features a Celtic knot etched into the pewter-finished case. Can also be clipped onto a purse using the included carabiner. Crafted by a Birmingham, England, company that has been making pewter since 1797. Pewter watch; stainless steel chain.
The trinity knot is an archetypal design that, for many people, helps them connect to their tribal rootsbe that an Irish or Scottish family background, spiritual beliefs both Christian and pagan, or simply a desire to connect with the world on an instinctual level.
I am super hard on watches so my Mother suggested just this thing. It combines my love of everything Celtic with the practical need for a timepiece. I really like that I can wear...Read complete review
I am super hard on watches so my Mother suggested just this thing. It combines my love of everything Celtic with the practical need for a timepiece. I really like that I can wear it as jewelry or clip it to my purse!
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Not worth a plug nickel.
After ordering the first one as a Christmas gift, I contacted NG in April because the watch had stopped working and the stem was totally stripped. I contacted Customer Service, who were wonderful....Read complete review
After ordering the first one as a Christmas gift, I contacted NG in April because the watch had stopped working and the stem was totally stripped. I contacted Customer Service, who were wonderful. They sent out a second watch. My friend didn't even take the second one out of the box. We looked at it, set the time and the next day, showed it to her sister. It had stopped keeping time. I have asked for a full refund. Perfect gift for my Irish friend, but she neeeds a watch that actually tells time.
I'd been looking for a pendant watch for some time, but either balked at the price or the design, until I saw this one. The Celtic knot design is pretty, and the pewter finish doesn't require the polishing that sterling silver or silverplate does. The size is right for a pendant; anything larger would be rather heavy or too bulky for my taste.
So far, it keeps excellent time, which, in this day and age, is expected. I have no idea whether it's water resistant, but I'd never wear it in the shower, anyway.
Also, I have no idea how shock resistant it is. Nobody ever plans to drop a watch, but accidents happen. It would be nice if the listing could include some information about how water resistant and shock resistant it is -- or isn't.
My only criticism, which I knew about when I decided to order it, is that the chain is stainless steel links. I may swap it for a sterling silver box or snake chain of similar length, but the chain that came with it looks fine.
A short double carabiner chain clip comes with the watch. Not sure whether this is stainless or pewter, but it doesn't matter to me. The caribiners are just large enough to hook onto a jeans-sized belt loop, as an alternate way to wear it.
Overall, I give it a "thumbs up."
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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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