15" 14k open rectangular link Albert-style pocket watch chain, t-bar & 10k BPOE elk's tooth fob

15" 14k open rectangular link Albert-style pocket watch chain, t-bar & 10k BPOE elk's tooth fob

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15.5" 14k open rectangular link Albert-style pocket watch heavy weight chain with a fancy t-bar and 10k BPOE (Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks) elk's tooth fob, distinctive heavy smooth polish 14k (tested) open rectangular long links with enlarged rounded ends are connected to each other with either a 14k (tested) heavy smooth polish oval link or a 14k (tested) band-style link, both the primary length of the chain and the fob-drop arm have this style of chain however the fob-drop section links are slightly smaller than those on the primary length, primary length is finished on one end with a short segment of medium-weight oval links connecting to the medium-weight 14k (tested) swivel, other end connects to a heavy 14k (tested) connector ring, connector ring also supports the fob-drop arm and a short segment of heavy-weight 14k (tested) oval links leading to the fancy 14k (hallmarked and tested) t-bar. Connected to the end of the fob-drop arm is a simple 10k (tested) capped medium-sized elk's tooth with a sturdy top connector loop and a raised engraved clock face design with "BPOE" underneath. Chain links, findings and fob are all showing normal even wear, however we suspect the oval links on the primary chain length may be expertly matched and closed replacements to the band-style links that were in need of replacement, measures approx. 400mm in length, the set weighs approx. 32.0dwt. An impressive, unique vintage gold chain and fob set in excellent+ condition!
  • Age Description: 02Vintage (1940-1980)
  • Material: Solid Gold - Yellow, Elk Tooth
  • Chain Style: Albert, With Decorative Fob
  • Primary Finding: t-bar
  • Chain Length: 400mm (15.75 inches)
  • Fob Width: 34mm (1.34 inches)
  • Fob Height: 18mm (0.71 inches)
  • Fob Thickness: 9mm (0.35 inches)
  • Chain Link Size: 8x42mm (long links), 7x9mm (oval links), 3x7mm (cuff links)
  • Chain Weight Class:  04Heavy
  • Condition: Excellent +
  • Gender: Unisex
  • Weight (dwt): 32dwt
  • Testing Results: random chain links, swivel, connector loops, t-bar and fob cap to 14k, BPOE elk design 10k
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".
Please note: 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.

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<maker><size><jewels><setting><adjustments><grade/model><serial number>, <movement information>, <dial information>, <hand information>, <case information>, <misc. information>, <overall condition and comments>

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<Ball-Hamilton> <16S> <21J> <LS> <adj.> <Official RR Standard> <#B651197>, <nickel movement with gold jewel settings and concentric circle damascene pattern, should be noted that the gears on the movement may not be all original however watch is running strong and not affecting running condition>, <porcelain Ball marked dial with Arabic numbers has very faint hairline (not distracting)>, <blue steel hands>, <beautiful YGF SB&B Ball marked case with engraved bezels and blank monogram shield showing normal even wear (no brass)>, <fancy bow>.  <High grade Ball watch in very good condition, perfect to carry everyday!>

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