25th April 2018 

Silver & Nickel Watch Chains

For advice on selecting a suitable chain please see my blog post here.

Some chains have a "tail" to attach a fob medal, if not used the tail can be tucked out of the way when worn or it can be detached, please specify when ordering if you want me to do that for you, the spare links will be taken off and sent with the chain

Most of these chains are hallmarked Silver (Birmingham unless otherwise stated) but there will also be a few in base metal which are normally Nickel and in “White Metal” which are usually silver but without hallmarks.

Silver chain links are only marked with a lion so can only be dated from the bar which will probably be original and sometime from the clips which may well have been replaced at some time.

A number of fob medals are available here and if ordered together with a suitable chain I will attach the fob before dispatch. Most Fob medals will be hallmarked Silver, frequently with enamel finish or rolled gold embellishment.

All shown here are stock items, those at the antique centres not being shown. All clips work and are secure unless otherwise stated, the length quoted excludes the clips etc. I am limited to the number of pictures I can have on the web site but click on picture and you may find another.

Leather "Alberts", watch pouches, case openers, Fob medals and Ladies broach attachments are here and Gold Chains are on the next page




Silver & Base Metal Watch Chains.. CH390

CH390. Slider Double Albert Curb Chain, Sterling Silver.

The bar is stamped "Sterling Silver, the chain and clip have hallmarks for Sterling Silver. The clip has a makers mark "WWC" and a rubbed date mark. Total length 32cm + 1.5cm. Weight: 59.5 grams. £175


Silver & Base Metal Watch Chains.. CH512

CH512. Double Albert Graduated curb Chain, Sterling Silver 1923.

The Bar has hallmarks for Sterling Silver 1923. The Chain has very rubbed silver hallmarks on some links, other completely worn. The clips do not have hallmarks. Total Weight: 54.2 Grams. Length 20cm + 20cm + 5cm. £145


Silver & Base Metal Watch Chains.. CH574

CH574. Double Albert Graduated curb Chain, Sterling Silver.

The Bar is marked "925 Sterling". The chain is well rubbed with only a few partial hallmarks still visible under magnification. Clips are unmarked. Weight: 42.5 grams. Length: 17 cm + 17 cm. £110.




Silver & Base Metal Watch Chains.. CH337

CH337. Single Albert Graduated Curb Chain, Sterling Silver.

The chain and medal are hallmarked Sterling silver, the bar is a later replacement and the clip has marks that are probably meant to look like silver hallmarks but which are not.

The medal has a maker's mark WHH, 1910, the back is plain and un-engraved.

Weight 57.2 grams.

Length 30 + 4 cm.

£170


Silver & Base Metal Watch Chains.. CH476

CH476. Single Albert Graduated Curb Chain, Sterling Silver, 1900.

The bar, chain and clip are hallmarked Sterling Silver.

The bar and clip have a makers mark "K&Co", 1900.

Weight: 57.1 grams.

Length: 31 cm & 3 cm.

£160


Silver & Base Metal Watch Chains.. CH469

CH469. Single Albert Graduated Curb Chain, Sterling Silver.

The bar is marked S.S presumably for Sterling Silver. The chain, clip and medal are hallmarked Sterling Silver.

The clip has a makers mark "WWC", 1917.

The medal has a makers mark that appears to be "W.H.H" with a date mark for 1900.

Weight: 80.4 grams.

Length: 20cm + 3cm.

£170


Silver & Base Metal Watch Chains.. CH578

CH578. Single Albert Graduated Curb Chain, Sterling Silver, 1897.

The chain and clip are hallmarked Sterling Silver.

The replacement bar is marked "Abro Silver", a nickel alloy.

The clip has a makers mark V.J.B, 1897.

The medal has Victoria on the front and the royal coat of arms on the rear with the date 1888.

Weight: 44.2 grams.

Length: 31 cm + 4 cm.

£140


Silver & Base Metal Watch Chains.. CH579

CH579. Single Albert Graduated Curb Chain, Sterling Silver, 1922.

The bar, chain and clip are hallmarked Sterling Silver.

The bar has a maker mark "H.P" probably for Henry Pope and rubbed and unreadable date marks.

The clip has a makers mark "B & S", 1922.

Weight: 33.5 grams.

Length: 27 cm.

£105.


Silver & Base Metal Watch Chains.. CH547

CH547. Single Albert Graduated Curb Chain, Sterling Silver.

The chain and medal have hallmarks for Sterling silver, the bar and clip are marked 925 (silver).

The medal has the Birmingham date codes for 1913 and a makers mark "W.A". the reverse is plain and not engraved.

Total weight: 30.6 grams.

Length: 31cm + 3cm.

£100


Silver & Base Metal Watch Chains.. CH556

CH556. Single Albert Curb Chain, Sterling Silver 1927.

The bar, chain and medal has hallmarks for sterling silver. The clip is marked SS for sterling silver.

The Bar has Chester date marks for 1927 and a makers mark possibly B&S.

The medal has a makers mark "R.P" and date marks for 1928. The back is clear and not engraved.

Total Weight: 25.3 grams.

Length: 25 cm + 2 cm.

£85.


Silver & Base Metal Watch Chains.. CH567

CH567. Single Albert Curb Chain, Sterling Silver 1915.

The bar and chain are hallmarked Stirling silver, the clip is a new silver replacement.

The bar has a makers mark "E.W", 1915.

Weight: 22.3 grams.

Length: 25 cm.

£65.


Silver & Base Metal Watch Chains.. CH568

CH568. Single Albert Fancy Chain, Sterling Silver.

The chain has hallmarks for Sterling Silver. The bar and clip are unmarked.

Weight: 20.2 grams.

Length: 20 cm.

£65.


Silver & Base Metal Watch Chains.. CH576

CH576. Base Metal Single Albert Curb Chain.

No markings.

Australian 1912 silver three penny piece.

Weight: 29.9 grams.

Length: 25 cm + 4 cm.

£48


Silver & Base Metal Watch Chains.. CH575

CH575. Base Metal Single Albert Curb Chain.

No markings.

Weight: 28.5 Grams.

Length: 29 cm + 4 cm.

£45.


Silver & Base Metal Watch Chains.. CH577

CH577. Base Metal Single Albert Curb Chain.

Bar marked "ALBO Reg" and "KCR & Co".

May originally have had a gold wash finish.

Weight: 27.4 gram.

Length: 25 cm + 4 cm.

£45



New Silver Chains

Where annotated I normally have stock available for immediate shipment, if I have a rush on them it will normally be possible to ship in 2 or 3 working days.

Silver Single Albert Curb Chains


These chains are warranted silver by a reputable distributer but are not hallmarked. Clips are stamped 0.925. Length 20cm.

CH1003L: Links 3.5 x 5mm - 11 grams - "Light" Weight, £35. Special order 2 - 3 days.
CH1003S: Links 5.2 x 7mm - 22 grams - "Standard" Weight, £50 stocked.
CH1003H: Links 7.5 x 9mm - 36 grams - "Heavy" Weight, £80. stocked.

Double Albert Curb Chains


The same basic design as the single chains pictured but double.

CH1008S: 36 grams "Standard Weight, £97 Special order 2 - 3 days.
CH1008H: 60 grams "Heavy" Weight, £120 Special order 2 - 3 days.

Double Albert with graduated links:

CH1008T: 40 grams, "Graduated" £140 Special order 2 - 3 days.



Silver & Base Metal Watch Chains.. SS


Silver & Base Metal Watch Chains.. SBolt

Bolt Ring

New in 0.925 Silver, can be used as a replacement for a T-Bar to use the chain with the watch in a Fob pocket connecting the bolt ring to a belt loop.

Diameter: 20mm (15mm & 18mm available to order).

£10.