Here is a very elegant antique Albert chain and one that is all original with no alterations and dates from 1910.
These Albert or fob watch chains that they are also know as, were originally designed for a gentleman to hold a pocket watch at one end and the key to wind it at the other with the tee bar connected to the waistcoat. Years later when men stopped using pocket watches and started to wear wrist watches, women years later started to wear these around their neck where they are quite often seen today.
This particular one is all original with no extensions as many have and is double graduated meaning that it goes from smaller links to wider at the centre then smaller once again. The smaller links measure 4.9mm wide and go to 7.2mm wide and each are individually stamped 9 and .375 both denoting 9ct gold. From end to end the Albert chain measures 40.5cm in length and the colour of the rose gold is just gorgeous and has such a lovely warm colour to it.
No matter if it worn for a pocket watch or around a woman’s neck of a lady, it will always look so elegant as a fabulous example of a genuine antique Albert chain made over 100 years ago and still perfect to be worn every day.