Double Albert Graduating Watch Chain Necklace Antique 1917 Edwardian English Hallmark.
Dating from a time when every well dressed gentleman would wear a watch chain in his waistcoat or overcoat this is a great example with English gold hallmarks for the year 1917, a time of World War I which changed our world forever.
The links of the chain are marked '9 .375', one dog clip also marked this way, the other dog clip '9ct' to the inside of the clasp. The T bar is also marked '9 .375' along with the anchor mark for the Birmingham assay office as well as the makers mark 'B&S'. The dating information can be found to the link where the T bar is attached to the chain, this is where you find the anchor mark along with the date letter for the year 1917.
The chain is a rose gold colour & is in a curb link, & it is long enough to be worn as a chain necklace as it fits around my neck. To each end is a dog clip clasp, both are secure with good springs.
Length 39.5 cm or 15.6 inches.
Graduates 0.7 to 0.5 cm or 0.27 to 0.19 inches.
Weight 38.3 grams or 23.9 penny weight.