Watch Chains

A watch chain or Albert pocket watch chain was made popular by Prince Albert, Queen Victorian's beloved husband. Its use is for hanging a pocket watch from a waistcoat pocket and, in the case of a double Albert, the second chain would hold a fob. A fob, which often included a seal, would be indicate the status of the wearer – the more elaborate the design, the higher the status of the individual.

Latterly, around 1860, the Albertina ladies watch chain became popular, it was a more feminine version of the Albert, often with pretty slides and tassels.

Nowadays both are more commonly used as necklaces and bracelets. Our size recommendations are a minimum of 16 inches for a necklace and 8 inches for a bracelet.