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Single Albert Silver Plated Pocket Watch Chain

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Silver Plated Single Albert Pocket Watch Chain 24 cm

Replace the standard trouser pocket chain that came with your pocket watch and get the traditional chain in waistcoat look. The T bar passes through one of your buttonholes and the pocket watch sits in your waistcoat pocket. This is the traditional way to wear a pocket watch and has looked great for 100s of years.

  • Medium link size - ideal for the standard pocket watch
  • Link Size 5.2mm x 7mm 24 cm in length
  • Cross bar goes through waistcoat buttonhole securing pocket watch in your pocket
  • Silver plated single Albert chain to replace the trouser pocket chain supplied with most watches
  • High quality at an exceptional price
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The correct choice of chain is essential to wearing your pocket watch

Invented in the 16th Century the first pocket watches were key wound. Invented by Adrien Philippe in 1842 and commercialized by Patek Philippe & Co. in the 1850s, the stem-wind, stem-set movement did away with the watch key which was a necessity for the operation of any pocket watch up to that point. The first stem-wind and stem-set pocket watches were sold during the Great Exhibition in London in 1851 and the first owners of these new kinds of watches were Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Watch chains to this day when fitted to the waistcoat are called ‘Alberts’. This traditional way to wear a watch is still very popular today, with the chains available as double or single Albert.