August Steiner Men's CN002C-AS Round Buffalo Nickel Collectors Gold Coin Watch
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- This August Steiner men's collector's timepiece features genuine Buffalo nickel.
- A classy coin watch will make for a great addition to any coin enthusiast collection.
- Watch features genuine calf skin leather strap.
- Timepiece is great for everyday wear and makes for interesting conversation.
- Not water resistant
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While you would be hard pressed to find a Buffalo nickel in your pocket change nowadays, there is a history to this nickel. The Buffalo nickel took the United States from pre-World War I, through the Great Depression and to the beginning of World War II. Any coins found from circulation are rare, and because of design flaws, most are hard to date without out destroying the integrity of the coin. Before the Buffalo nickel there was Charles Barber's Liberty Head nickel, which had been in production since 1883. This coin had not been well received, but under the Coinage Act of 1890, a coin's design could not be changed until after it had been in circulation for at least 25 years, meaning the lackluster Liberty Head had to be used until 1909. In a May 1911 letter from his son to then Secretary of the Treasury, Franklin MacVeagh, it was advised that a new nickel could become "a permanent souvenir of the most attractive sort." MacVeagh didn't want to pass up the chance to change the coin. However, MacVeagh completely bypassed Barber, and started looking for a new design and designer. James Earle Fraser was chosen and work began. On March 4, 1913, coins from the first bag to be released into circulation were given to President William Howard Taft and a group of 33 Indian chiefs during the groundbreaking for the National Memorial to the North American Indian located in Fort Wadsworth, New York. Designed by artist James Earle Fraser, the Buffalo nickel features an Indian head profile on the obverse, or front, and the image of a buffalo on the reverse, or back of the coin. Instead of drawing from memory, Fraser used an assemblage of three chiefs, Iron Tail, Two Moons and Chief John Big Tree, who had previously posed for him. Similarly, the bison, Black Diamond, from Central Park Zoo was the model for the reverse. At the time, the words "In God We Trust" were not a requirement of nickels or pennies, and therefore are not seen on the buffalo nickel.
August Steiner Watches, founded at the turn of the century, represents cutting edge design combined with wearability for today’s man or woman. The watches in this line are styled to meet the expectations of today’s style conscious watch consumer. The August Steiner Watch Collection offers a range of watches that meets any taste, manufactured in a better quality but at an affordable and reasonable price. All the classics are included in the assortment, including Multi Functions, Automatics, Traditional Looks, and Swiss Movements.
The August Steiner design philosophy rests on our commitment to stylish, distinctive timepieces that harmoniously balance cutting edge style with old world precision and accuracy. By combining our exacting design standards with the highest quality components, we have assembled a watch collection that offers unparalleled variety, style, quality and functionality.
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 3 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B005MK9Z04
- Item model number: CN002C-AS
- Date first available at Amazon.com: September 26, 2011
- Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||August Steiner|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Clasp||Jewelry Clasp with Push-Button|
|Case diameter||40 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||11 millimeters|
|Band length||Men's Standard|
|Band width||21 millimeters|
|Water resistant depth||33 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
Steiner will fix your watch within a year, but you have to pay 10 dollars plus shipping to send it off to them. I don't have much confidence that they would be able to fix the watch completely given other reviews and my own personal experience. Quite a frustrating time piece because it looks dynamite, but doesn't work.
This is probably a 2-star watch, however I really like the patriotic feel imparted by the real coin and I am giving it 3 stars.
This watch looks great indoors but the coin is too glossy to be in the sunlight. It would have been much better if the coin was distressed as it appears on the webpage.
All in all I would say that I like this watch. It makes a good novelty for under $50, and Amazon stands behind it.
from first day not working and right now in the workshop still under repairing
They look unique and have a great appearance. That's where good ends and the problems begin. I've owned 2 penny watches because the first one broke, but even before that it had several issues with the hands getting stuck, the band broke all in less than a year. The Nickel Watch band broke also in less than a year. Then I accidentally dropped it and broke the Crystal, that part is my fault and expected with a drop. But the entire watch came apart. Any any decent watch, I'd have most likely just needed a new crystal. I've had both of the broken watches apart and they are extremely poorly and cheaply made. I've also noticed that Nickel was heavily polished to the point of severe loss of detail. I really like the idea behind these watches, I just wish the company would put more quality design, parts and manufacturing into these. I'd gladly pay more for a quality product. Unfortunately, I will not be buying any more watches from this company.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Stopped working after about 10 minutes. At least they didn't give me any grief and refunded it promptly.Published 6 months ago by bigtwin
I purchased this watch a couple months back. I was let down on the piece because the watch does not have a genuine Buffalo nickel. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jorge
I was disappointed that the Indian head nickel was so shiny. It looked fake. I expected it to look like an old Indian head as it does in the picture.Published 16 months ago by Margaret Keahey
Easily the best Money I have ever spent on a watch....and I own several. I would not hesitate to give these folks five stars across the board. Inntv@yahoo.comPublished 22 months ago by C. Vincent Shortt
Very unique watch. I was pleasantly surprised when the actual watch arrived.Published on July 10, 2014 by John Robert
I have been looking for months for an antique style watch with all roman numbers on it, not just 4 or 6. Received it in very good condition and runs well.Published on March 24, 2014 by Douglas P. Flynn
Many, many compliments on the watch. Proud to wear it. It's not worn that often because of my job and my carelessness, but when I do wear it people take notice.Published on January 29, 2014 by Roy V. Tronnes