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Double Albert Gold Plated Pocket Watch Chain
Double Albert Gold Plated Pocket Watch Chain
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Double Albert Gold Plated Pocket Watch Chain

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Gold Plated Double Albert Pocket Watch Chain (combined length 40cm)

Replace the standard trouser pocket chain that came with your pocket watch and get the traditional chain in waistcoat look. The T bar passes through one of your buttonholes and the pocket watch sits in your waistcoat pocket. This is the traditional way to wear a pocket watch and has looked great for 100s of years.

Gold Double Alberts have two chains attached to the T bar. The second chain is designed to hold yet another item of value and importance and runs elegantly to a matching pocket on the other side of the waistcoat. These were such things as small keys (to the drinks cabinet), a precious medal, or any other decoration. In the days when the watch chains were made from high quality gold, the extra length and double strand was a stylish way to show wealth.

 

  • Medium link size - ideal for the standard pocket watch
  • Link Size 5.2mm x 7mm 40 cm in length (both chains together)
  • Cross bar goes through waistcoat buttonhole securing pocket watch in your pocket
  • Gold plated single Albert chain to replace the trouser pocket chain supplied with most watches
  • High quality at an exceptional price

Double Alberts have two chains attached to the T bar. The second chain is designed to hold yet another item of value and importance and runs elegantly to a matching pocket on the other side of the waistcoat. These were such things as small keys (to the drinks cabinet), a precious medal, or any other decoration. In the days when the watch chains were made from high quality gold, the extra length and double strand was a stylish way to show wealth.

On some designs there is a third, very short chain to which it is possible to attach yet another item, such as a medal or seal.

Invented in the 16th Century the first pocket watches were key wound. Invented by Adrien Philippe in 1842 and commercialized by Patek Philippe & Co. in the 1850s, the stem-wind, stem-set movement did away with the watch key which was a necessity for the operation of any pocket watch up to that point. The first stem-wind and stem-set pocket watches were sold during the Great Exhibition in London in 1851 and the first owners of these new kinds of watches were Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Watch chains to this day when fitted to the waistcoat are called ‘Alberts’. This traditional way to wear a watch is still very popular today, with the chains available as double or single Albert.