Antique Watch Chains - The Perfect Necklace!
Antique watch chains were designed to secure watches to a waistcoat, lapel, or belt loop. They allowed the wearer to pull the watch out of a pocket when needed, and were mostly worn by wealthy gentlemen.
With the advent of the waistcoat, they became a popular item in the 17th century.
In the Victorian Era, Prince Albert began wearing a watch chain with a t-bar fitted into a buttonhole that it made it much easier to access the pocket watch. No surprise, these were touted as "Albert Chains."
Today, these antique watch chains are valued for their workmanship and intricate detail. We encourage our customers to wear them as necklaces, as they can be quite modern and beautiful.
Wearing an antique watch chain as a necklace is a wonderful way to show off a historical piece! You can easily adorn it with your favorite antique locket or fob.