Vintage Native American Navajo Sterling Silver hinged watch bracelet

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Native American pawn jewelryWilliam Singer - Navajo Sterling Silver
Vintage Hinged Watch Bracelet
HK Item #W302

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Authentic Vintage Native American sterling silver hinged watch bracelet by Navajo William Singer
Size
fits a 7" wrist;
panels with turquoise are 1 1/2" x 1 1/2".
Weight
106 grams
Material
sterling silver, Read about silver;
turquoise, Read about silver
Condition
Vintage, pre-owned, vintage 1970s, very light wear, even patina, stones firmly set with no cracks or chips, no visible scratches or dents
Hallmarks
stamped: SD
Artists
William Singer, Navajo

[born in 1935, William is the brother of renowned Navajo silversmith Tommy Singer]

Authentic Vintage Native American sterling silver hinged watch bracelet by Navajo William Singer

Authentic Vintage Native American sterling silver hinged watch bracelet by Navajo William Singer

Click fit box clasp works well.

Authentic Vintage Native American sterling silver hinged watch bracelet by Navajo William Singer

Panels with turquoise are 1 1/2" x 1 1/2".

Authentic Vintage Native American sterling silver hinged watch bracelet by Navajo William Singer

Authentic Vintage Native American sterling silver hinged watch bracelet by Navajo William Singer

Vintage Jewelry

William Singer, Navajo
Vintage Sterling Silver Watch Bracelet
HK Item #W302

$550 (ONLY ONE SET AVAILABLE)

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Paula says - "You are buying a hinged watch bracelet with five hinged panels. We include at no charge the timepiece shown here as a convenience so you can use the watch right away. You can replace the timepiece if you like.

"Want your jewelry to look like new? Read my blog 'To Polish or Not to Polish'. If you would like me to polish these watch tips before we ship them just put a note in the note section of the order page."

Authentic Vintage Native American sterling silver hinged watch bracelet by Navajo William Singer

Authentic Vintage Native American sterling silver hinged watch bracelet by Navajo William Singer

 

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Native American pawn jewelryPaula's Collection                   

During my early years, I accompanied my parents on trips every year, usually to Florida to escape the harsh midwest winters but also out west on summer road trips. During those trips, I accumulated the type of tourist grade Native American jewelry that a kid would buy and now, years later those items are referred to as being "Fred Harvey" style. Fred Harvey was an entrepreneur who created an avenue for Indians to make and sell jewelry to the tourists. Jewelry of the Fred Harvey era has typical Indian kitsch of arrows, tomahawks, tipis, thunderbirds and so on and was most produced from 130- throughout the 1950s.

You can read more about Fred Harvey here.

From childhood through college and beyond, I had an eye for that type of jewelry and collected it, yet rarely wore it !! About the only jewelry I wore for years was a Swiss Army watch and my wedding band. My Mother, also a jewelry lover, gave me a few vintage Native American pieces she had picked up. That really got me interested in older pawn items.Yet I was a collector, not a wearer.

Then suddenly, about ten years ago I started wearing first one Native American item, then another and soon I felt incomplete if I didn't wear at least one bracelet and necklace or pendant. Now I wear rings, belt buckles, watches and all things Native American. My favorites include lapis lazuli items, water bird pendants, Hopi bracelets and pendants, anything with Man in the Maze on it, silver beads, heishi of all kinds, storyteller bracelets, rings of all kinds, all kinds of fetishes and more.

Once I started working here at Horsekeeping and they added Native American jewelry to the website, my personal collection quickly outgrew my jewelry box.....so much so that I had to make a rule. Maybe some of you have done this with the clothes or shoes or purses in your closet. For every new item I bring into my personal collection, I must trade out at least one item. I've been doing this for years and now have quite a box of items that I will list in my own section "Paula's Collection".

When I first began collecting Native American items, I didn't realize the importance of knowing the artist's name - if I liked something and wanted it, I bought it. But now with all of our personal contacts with artists, our reference library, and our interest in providing as much information as we can to our customers, we are all very interested in finding out the artist's name, relatives, and tribal affiliation. So I'll do my best to give you the most information I can on each piece.

I hope you enjoy browsing through our pawn shop - and Paula's Collection - it is a treasure trove of American History!

NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal by exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance. All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even .
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

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