Heavy Weight Gold Plated Albert Watch Chain
Replace the standard trouser pocket chain that came with your pocket watch and get the traditional chain in waistcoat look with this Albert Watch Chain in polished gold plate. The T bar passes through one of your buttonholes and the pocket watch sits in your waistcoat pocket. The large link size makes this heavy pocket watch chain very impressive.
- Large link size - ideal for 5cm and larger watches
- Link Size 7.5 x 9mm 21cm in length
- Cross bar goes through waistcoat buttonhole securing pocket watch in your pocket
- Gold plated Albert Watch Chain to replace the trouser pocket chain supplied with most watches
- High quality at an exceptional price
- 1 year warranty. Fine quality goft box.
Large Link sized Gold Albert Watch Chain - runs between you button hole and the waistcoat pocket for the classic victorian style. The large links make this very impressive and suitable for use with 5cm diameter watches and larger.
On some design of Albert Watch Chain there is a second 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. This Albert Watch Chain is one of our most popular models of fob chain.