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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
 
2.4

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

35%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stylish (6)
  • Beautiful (5)
  • Good length (4)
  • Unique (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

  • Poor workmanship (5)

Best Uses

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

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 17 customers

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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

        (1 of 1 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.

            (1 of 1 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.

              (2 of 2 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

                    (2 of 2 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

                        (3 of 3 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

                              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Inferior materials

                              By dissatisfied

                              from iowa city, ia

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Band Turned Skin Green

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch:

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

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Very pretty, what I expected

                                  By Putz 2

                                  from Escondido, CA

                                  About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Length
                                  • Stylish
                                  • Unique
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday
                                    • Night Out
                                    • Office
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch:

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

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    5.0

                                    A beauty with history

                                    By a gemlover wife

                                    from APO AE (Armed Forces Europe)

                                    About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Beautiful
                                    • Stylish
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about Chinese Cloisonné Garden Watch:

                                      Replicas of other countries traditional jewels are a treasure that let us learn a lot about older times artisans.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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