This is a most interesting vest chain with a slightly different mechanism for attachment of the watch and chain. Such chains are often incorrectly called fobs. In this example, the chain is of a simple link. At one end is a teardrop section - the larger component being able to be passed over a button and then pulled down to secure the chain to a button. The other end is a large ring which can be unclipped for placement of a watch that would have been held in a vest pocket. The overall condition is excellent for age and this would be a lovely chain to display or wear with your favourite gold or gilt pocket watch. Maximum length 19 ins (48.2cm). Weight 10 grams. This item appears in my book, How the Watch was Worn, A Fashion for 500 Years” on page 173.
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