The 1925 model is one of my favorite case designs. I love the sleek lines of the Montana Watch that can be worn by men and women, to an elegant event or fishing on the Yellowstone river. Over the next few days I will post some of my favorite designs that Jeffrey has made starting with the base model made out of sterling silver.
SCI Auction Item
Take a peak at the Montana Watch we are auctioning off at SCI in Reno.
Montana Watch 1925 engraved by E. Fowler
Before Jeffrey left for Charlotte and then onto Reno for the SCI show he had received this beautiful 1925 case from Elichia Fowler and was able to assemble the watch and will be showing it in Reno. I have not seen the watch in real life, but from the photos I can tell how exceptional it is. Jeffrey loves the engraving, especially the fact that the design work starts on the front of the case and is carried over the side of the watch without any break in design.
I cropped the one photograph so you can see the intricate work that Elichia has done on the watch. If you are going to the SCI show in Reno stop by our booth and ask to look at the piece. It is extraordinary. We will be in the Trails End Pavilion at booth numbers 50 and 53.
Jeffrey Nashan, Paul Chausse and his son John behind the display cases at DSC.
Dallas Safari Club Booth
Behind the massive clock they just made for the show. If you are going to the Reno SCI show look for it and you will find us.
We just got back from a few days at the Dallas Safari Club show which we have been attending for the several years. This year was our best show yet. We had a great location, shared some interesting demonstrations and had a lot of new products. Many of our previous collectors came by and said hello and we met a lot of new people who either bought pieces at the show or are learning more about what we do. It is always interesting to share what is new with the Montana Watch Company and The Rocky Mountain Authentic line with the people.
Howard Knight, our fantastically talented leather smith, showed us how he works on pieces of leather to create unique bands that can be custom created specifically for each of our watches. Ernie Lytle, one of our talented engravers, worked on a case with a hammer and chisel. He carefully engraved one of his patterns on a case that will eventually be used in one of our finished pieces. Jeffrey and Keegan sat behind the bench and assembled the works of watches.
We are going to be at the SCI in Reno in a couple of weeks and will have more of our artists demonstrating their skills. If you haven’t stopped by our booth to watch them do their work make a note to do so in Reno.
Welcome to our blog! The Montana Watch Company and the Rocky Mountain Authentic line has a lot of news to share so I am going to get started! My name is Melanie Nashan, and Jeffrey is my husband. He loves making watches and designing new projects with clients and I love sharing what he does, so I will be his official blogger. If you have ideas or want to hear about a certain project he is working on please send me a note. If you are a previous client and would like to share your photos send me a note and we can feature you and your watch or watches for that matter.
This is going to be brief because I have to take Jeffrey to the airport to fly to Charlotte, NC. He is going to be at the first annual African Sports Expo. If you are in the area stop by and look at his watches. Since we only sell directly from our showroom in Livingston there isn’t much opportunity for you to actually see the watches in person. It opens tomorrow and is at the Blake Hotel.
Congratulations and thank you to the elite attendees of the annual fundraiser event for the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation hosted at the Childress Vineyards in beautiful Lexington, North Carolina. The event was a tremendous success this year raising money for CSF, a group who’s sole focus is providing access and a voice for sportsmen in the U.S. Congress, the Administration and federal land management agencies, as well as state legislatures across the country.
Richard Childress, Mike Helton, & Jeffrey Nashan
January is a very busy show month for the Montana Watch Company. We look forward to seeing old friends and making some new ones at these Safari events:
Dallas Safari Club
January 6-9, 2011 – Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Texas (Booth 2024 – 2025)
African Sporting Exposition
January 20-22, 2011 – Blake Hotel, Charlotte, North Carolina (Booth 408 )
Safari Club International
January 26-29, 2011 – Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada (Booth 50)
There will be auction items at the Dallas and Reno shows that you can bid on!
Details will be posted in the News section very soon, so stay tuned…
This is an Officer’s Watch recently completed for a new client. It is a sterling silver case with custom Western single-point engraving in deep relief by E.A. Lytle. The mother of pearl dial is complimented nicely by the custom tooled saddle leather strap by Howard Knight.