11.5" 14k & California quartz fancy articulated mixed link Albert-style pocket watch chain with a California quartz nugget fob, 5 long rectangular smooth polish 14k gold (tested) links, inset on both sides with a fitted piece of California quartz in tones of off-white, grey and tan with flecks and streaks of gold, have gently rounded sides and are finished on each end with a round hinged loop, quartz links are connected together with wide smooth polish 14k gold (tested) bands to create the primary length of the chain, one end of the primary length is finished with a short section of 14k gold (tested) oval link chain that ends with a screw-down 14k gold (marked & tested) swivel, other end of the primary length is attached to the 14k gold (tested) center connector ring, 2 matching lengths of 14k gold (tested) oval link chain also connect to the center ring, one finished with a 14k gold (tested) t-bar with a smooth polish finish, tapered ends and inset on the front with 2 narrow panels of California quartz that matches the color of the chain links, other drop chain is finished with a small 14k gold (marked & tested) spring ring that in turn connects to a California quartz nugget fob.
A California quartz nugget, with stone colors of off-white, tan, grey and medium brown, has small veins of gold attach to and thru the nugget, a fancy cut-out filigree yellow gold filled (YGF) cap has been affixed to the nugget to transform it into a watch chain fob, our testing to karat content was inconclusive due to the proximity of the stone, however we were able to get solid readings of 22-24k in a few spots, due to the nature of natural gold, karat tests will vary based on the location.
Chain is showing normal moderate wear overall, with no heavy scratches but with visible thinning to some of the links, additionally 1 panel of the quartz on the chain has been replaced with a piece of agate in shades of red, gold & brown, measures approx. 290mm in length, weighs approx. 15.8dwt. Fob is showing nominal wear, measures approx. 28mm wide x 15mm tall x 9mm thick, weighs approx. 6.9dwt. While this is not the most pristine example of a California quartz watch chain we've seen, it may be the most distinctive with the sleek links and articulated (hinged) detailing, still a beautiful and high quality vintage chain and fob set in very good condition!
Please note: for this particular item, due to U.S. export limitations, we can only ship to domestic U.S. addresses.
- Age Description:
Solid Gold - Yellow, California Quartz
Albert, With Decorative Fob
15mm (0.59 inches)
Fob Height: 28mm (1.10 inches)
9mm (0.35 inches)
- Chain Link Size: 8x31mm (quartz links, loops included); 4x7mm (bank links); 4x6mm (oval links)
- Chain Weight Class:
- Weight (dwt):
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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