Old Pawn Native American Watch Bands

Historically, Native American watch bands are a more recent addition to old pawn and historic Native American jewelry - starting in earnest in the 1940s with a heyday in the 1970s. Turquoise watch bands are the perennial favorites among collectors, but you can find a huge range of creativity with high-quality vintage coral set in Navajo silverwork, Zuni shell and turquoise channel inlay, silverwork attached to leather, and rings that can have a watch face instead of a stone. Vintage Native American watch bands are also a great way to find Native American turquoise jewelry from collectible mines (such as Sleeping Beauty Number 8 mine), since these older pieces were made while the turquoise was still actively being mined.

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