This heavy sterling silver watchband has a slide locking clasp that makes it feel like you're wearing a bracelet that happens to be a watch. It is a design for which Navajo silversmith Dan Jackson is known. Jackson is an award winning Navajo silversmith who is also known for his meticulous “rug pattern” silver overlay etchings. Jackson learned silversmithing from his father, John Nez Begay who made jewelry for over 80 years, and lived to be 106 years old. His mother, Bernice Charlie, was a weaver and is the source of Jackson's inspirations. He tells the story of how she visited him in a dream, stirring him to create his famous triple overlay rug design jewelry. Jackson has won numerous awards and ribbons at the Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial, the Window Rock Arizona Tribal Fair, the New Mexico and Arizona State Fairs and the Shiprock New Mexico Fair. Jackson's stamped hallmark is a hogran, the traditional home of the Navajo--a gift to the Dine by First Man. This round structure of earth and wood embodies the framework of Navajo life: the circular nature of life. All things are alive and composed of two parts--it is the joining of these two parts which make the whole and thus create balance and harmony. Jackson brings this notion of balance and tradition to his meticulous silver etchings. His nephew is famed silversmith Tommy Jackson. This particular watch came from the estate of a woman who purchased the piece directly from the artist at the Santa Fe Indian Market in 1999. The owner was petite and thus the watch bracelet is small and not adjustable. There are not many of Jackson's watch band/bracelets on the market, and his watches typically range from about $800 to over $3,000, and his bracelets in the range of $800 to $1,200.
The watch "band" measures 1-5/16" wide. Taking a soft tape measure inside the closed watch, it is 6" to 6-1/8" around, so best for a wrist size that is about that same circumference, or perhaps even slightly less to adjust for any swelling of the skin in hot weather. The width of the band is 3/4" wide at the widest part and narrowing to 5/8" at the tips. The watch is a Timex, measures just under 1" in diameter, and is not running, possibly in need of a new battery cell. The watch can be swapped out by a jeweler. The watch band openings are hard to get an exact measurement for since there is a watch there now, but they appear to be just under 1/8" in diameter to the outside edge, so closer to 1/6" in diameter inside the opening, and about 1/2" wide from end to end of the part where the pin would be attached. Total weight is 80g.
A gorgeous women's Navajo watch bracelet by an award winning artist.
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