This is a dead pawn, vintage, expansion band watch that we purchased from a well known pawn trader in western New Mexico.
As with most Native American made watches the feature of this one are it's absolutely stunning, very high quality, watch tips.
Please see the pictures displayed above as they will show you the beauty, and quality, of these extraordinary watch tips.
Here are some of the details:
The watch weighs a very comfortable 27 grams. Because it has an expansion band it will fit any wrist that measures between 6+1/2" and 8" around.
If your wrist is smaller, or larger, any jeweler can easily replace the band, with one that's your size, quite inexpensively.
The back of the watch tips are stamped sterling and have the artist's hallmark (T.K.W.).
Due to State laws the trader was unable to provide us with the artist's name. However, after doing some research, we are quite sure the artist is Tim Kee Whitman.
We were told that the watch was most likely made during the 1970's.
Despite it's age and travels this terrific old beauty is still in remarkably good condition. The stones are set firmly in their bezels and are not cracked nor chipped. The silver shows only very minimal wear. The quartz watch face is still running.
The watch tips can use some cleaning and polishing but we'll leave that for their next owner. Our store policy is that we do not clean dead pawn or vintage jewelry as most collectors prefer to receive these older pieces "as is".
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