12.5" distinctive white base metal (WBM) multi-strand chatelaine-themed Albert style pocket watch extra heavy weight chain with mother of pearl and garnet accents and a bell-shaped locket fob, 3 strands of heavy smooth polish WBM chains, 1 of small interlocking oval bands, 1 of medium-sized open oval links and 1 mixed link chain with open round and oval links on either side of a fancy large rectangular center link, are each finished on one end with a heavy engraved 6-sided final and attach on the other end to the elaborate center connector piece, center connector is created from heavy WBM filigree designs surrounding a center oval focal set with a large, low grade faceted garnet and 2 round side focals each set with disks of mother of pearl, the drop-arm is created with a multi-strand chatelaine-themed chain with 2 bottle-shaped large links on each side and a center snake-chain with a smooth polish round slide, trapezoidal finals on each end with the lower final supporting the locket fob, heavy WBM swivel marked O.M.D., oversized WBM spring ring with chain guards and a swivel connector, chain links and findings are showing overall moderate wear, with some small areas of yellowing where the findings have seen wear, the center focal design is in excellent overall condition but one of the 2 side mother of pearl panels looks to have lost a small stabilizing piece and is loose within the ring.
Matching white gold filled (WGF) bell-shaped fob has a vertical engraving pattern around a blank rectangular monogram shield on the front, smooth polish back, small button on the frame to help open and close the fob easier and a sturdy top connector loop, hinged at the bottom. Measures approx. 14x23mm and is showing moderate wear with some brass showing through on the edges.
An impressive and eye-catching vintage chain and fob set in very good condition!
These fobs may be attached to a pocket watch chain, ladies' slide chain necklace, lapel pin, key chain, pocket watch fob strap, or any other item you would like to customize with an accessory. In addition to the many Vintage Watch Chains
we have available, we also offer a variety of modern fob finishing options; the following links will take you to each of our current listings for that type of finishing product to compliment and display this fob. If you would like us to attach the fob to your selected item, we can do so at no charge on request.
- Age Description:
Gold Filled - White, Base Metal - Silver/White, Gemstone
Albert, With Decorative Fob, Chatelaine
14mm (0.55 inches)
Fob Height: 23mm (0.91 inches)
3mm (0.12 inches)
- Chain Link Size: 3mm (small band links), 4x7mm (open oval links), 10x40mm (bottle-shaped links)
- Chain Weight Class:
For historical information, photo examples, and suggested wearing styles for our pocket watch chains, please visit our
"How To Wear" Guide
Our example photos show our items against a backdrop created from a men's medium-sized vest. Depending on the style you are looking to create with your chain, we offer that for someone with a slender build or short to average height, you can expect the shown item to hang off your person similar to the photo. If you have a larger build or are taller than average, please note the chain will hang differently off your person than shown.
As a rule of thumb, on an average-build male, we suggest straight or Albert style chains 10" or shorter for heights under 5'8", 10" to 14" for heights 5'8" to 6'2" and 14" or longer for heights over 6'2". For Double Albert chain styles, we suggest 20" or shorter for heights under 5'8", 18" to 30" for heights 5'8" to 6'2" and 24" or longer for heights over 6'2".
this pocket watch chain and fob combination is a matched set
; however, we may offer the option of purchasing the chain or fob separately; if so, the drop-down menu above gives individual prices and allows you to select your desired choice or combination.
For additional information on gold colors and how they are classified, please check out this helpful Wikipedia article