13.5" double strand remembrance hair straight-style pocket watch chain with yellow gold filled (YGF) finishes, a spring ring finding and a copper-toned hazelnut fob, two strands of dark brown hair have been carefully braided in two different styles and then twisted together to form the entire lengths of each chain and then the pair is capped on both ends by fancy YGF finals with geometric engraving, center of the chain has a rectangular YGF center detail with raised engraved ends and a smooth polish center and lower connector loop, loop currently supports an interesting copper-colored fob in the shape of a hazelnut with delicate engraving at the top and bottom that has been finished with light enamel to emulate the iconic nut, fob may be copper filled or a higher copper content however we are selling as a copper plated finish, off both ends of the chain are short sections of YGF curb link chain with flat profiles, one side is finished with a large YGF spring ring while the opposite end is finished with a large YGF classic swivel clasp.
Chain findings, hair and fob are all showing normal even wear overall however there are notable spots of brass on the YGF components, additionally it appears some work has been done to the chain and final near the spring ring as there is a bit of adhesive showing on the hair near that final along with the final itself being securely closed but not aligned correctly, chain measures approx. 347mm in length, hair lengths measure approx. 3mm in diameter each, fob measures approx. 19mm wide x 25mm tall x 11mm thick. A handsome chain and fob set, an unusual find with the double strands of braided hair, from the 1800s in very good overall 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 - Yellow, Copper Plated, Hair
Straight, With Decorative Fob
19mm (0.75 inches)
25mm (0.98 inches)
11mm (0.43 inches)
- Chain Link Size: 3mm diameter each
- Chain Weight Class:
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"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.
More information on remembrance hair chains and other hair-based jewelry may be found by reading this Wikipedia article
, this National Geographic article
, or this WNPR article
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