Fossil introduces unique Cherokee language watch
6/7/2012 8:24:00 AM
 
A Cherokee language watch produced by Fossil is available in select Cherokee Nation gift shops and online at www.CherokeeGiftShop.com. COURTESY PHOTO
A Cherokee language watch produced by Fossil is available in select Cherokee Nation gift shops and online at www.CherokeeGiftShop.com. COURTESY PHOTO
BY STAFF REPORTS TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – After 191 years, Sequoyah’s syllabary stands the test of time and is the face of the new Cherokee Nation Fossil watch for men that is in select Cherokee Nation gift shops and online at http://www.CherokeeGiftShop.com. The $100 watch features a white dial with the CN logo printed in black and centered underneath the watch hands. Encircling the dial are markers in the Cherokee language printed in black representing the traditional numbers. The watch has a sliver crown for a date wheel that shows the date in black on a white background. The watch bezel, which protects the surface of the watch face by securing the crystal, is stainless steel with 12 decorative divots and compliments the silver body and band. “This custom Cherokee watch provides another terrific way to increase awareness of our culture and history,” Principal Chief Bill John Baker said. “Our written language is one of our most valuable cultural assets and any modern avenue to promote it keeps it relevant among our citizens.” Fossil is a global design, marketing and distribution company that specializes in consumer fashion accessories and has partnered with several high-profile brands, including the National Football League. With Fossil, CN continues to increase its retail presence and grow its brand through Cherokee language-based retail items. In the fall of 2011, the CN introduced Nike-produced Oklahoma collegiate hats and T-shirts logoed in the Cherokee language. CN gift shops also present a wide selection of Cherokee and Native American art featuring authentic baskets, sculptures, paintings, jewelry and more. Cherokee merchandise includes distinctive Cherokee branded apparel such as CN “Osiyo” T-shirts; books along with historical and genealogical literature, authentic jewelry, cultural CDs and Cherokee gifts such as distinctive dolls, pins and Pendleton blankets. The website http://www.CherokeeGiftShop.com also features authentic Native American merchandise including apparel, art, books, gifts and jewelry.
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