Thank you for considering this antique 14k yellow gold pocket watch chain. This elegant piece is in very nice condition with some light kinks. The chain features alternating 1/2 flat. Bars, connected by 1/2 of chain links. A great addition to your pocket watch collection.Rare and scarce pocket watch chains were worn by most all men. Made in a variety of different styles.
They could be made of gold for use with top-tier gold watches, gold plated, or silver. They could even be woven hair.
Fitted with metal findings, and given as a gift from a bride to a groom during the Victorian era. Regardless of what they were made of, most had a specific type of catch with a curved top and side hook used to hold the watch on one end. The other end could have one of several types of mechanisms used to hold the chain in place on a vest. Some were hooks or loops to fit around a button; others were toggle types that fit through a small hole (finished like a button hole but specifically meant to hold a watch chain).
Some chains also have a decorative fob. Once fastened to a gentleman's vest, the chain would drape like a garland to the watch pocket where the timepiece was held. The storage of the watch in a vest pocket, in fact, is the origin of the name "pocket" watch.
Size: The chain measures 12 3/4 long and 2 mm wide. Please feel free to send inquires, and please examine each picture closely.Please do not ask us to declare the value of items for less than they are, we will not do it. The condition of the item for sale is described as accurately as possible in the item description. However, the written description may be limited to our knowledge of the item for sale. We do not and can not state, nor do we claim to be experts in any field related to the item for sale. Potential buyers should also use the pictures as an extension of the written item description.
The absence of any reference in regards to the condition of the available item does not imply the item is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections, aging, or other consequences of being pre-owned. Policies: All sales are final. We will respond as soon as possible. The item "14k Yellow Gold Antique Pocket Watch Chain, 12 3/4" is in sale since Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Pocket Watches". The seller is "antiquesgk" and is located in Glenview, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.