The Hopi Silversmiths create some of the most beautiful overlaid watch bands. If you are looking for a unique watch that none of your friends have. Take some time to look at the amazing collection of Hopi watches and watch bands that are available online or at a Native American Indian or Hopi Trade Show. Probably the most common complaints people have with Hopi watches are their weight. The bands are normally created with .925 sterling silver, are adjustable, come with replaceable Quartz watch face, and an elastic band which can be bothersome for someone who isn’t used to having a watch with too much weight on it.
Authentic Hopi Watches made with sterling silver are carefully hand crafted by Hopi Silversmiths. They typically use an overlay technique that starts with 2 flat pieces of silver. The base or bottom piece is left solid and as is. The second piece the Hopi artist will cut detailed design into. After the cutting is finished they put the second piece of silver over the first to make incredible design similar to the pictures below. The Hopi tribe is well known for perfecting the overlay technique.