Way up on the list of creative watches are the Faceless Watch and the Backwards Watches. Another one which I think makes the cut for the list is the Genuine Morgan Silver Dollar Watch. While there’s no LED lights here or reverse quirkiness, what you actually see on the face of the watch is an actual U.S. Morgan silver dollar.
The history behind the silver dollar in itself is already quite rich. And while the Genuine Morgan Silver Dollar Watch isn’t priced at just a dollar (it’s just five cents shy from two hundred bucks), it’s definitely a fun watch sporting a classy design and a timeless dollar.
The Genuine Morgan Silver Dollar Watch
This is the timepiece that incorporates a genuine U.S. Morgan silver dollar into its watchface. Designed by English engraver George T. Morgan, the coin was minted from 1878 to 1921. With three hands, the timepiece employs the reverse side of the coin as the watchface, featuring a bald eagle, the mintmark below the wreath, and a tiny, sideways ‘M’ etched into the left loop of the wreath’s ribbon–the first U.S. coin to use the designer’s initial on both sides.
Each coin has a silver content that is 90% of 0.900 fineness and is cut cross-sectionally and surrounded by the watch case. Quartz movement provides reliable timekeeping.
The Genuine Morgan Silver Dollar Watch is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $199.95.