Silver Watch ChainsI stock small selection of chains for sale on the internet which are in addition to those held at the antiques centre.
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 base and “White Metal” chains. 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 small number of fob medals are available on the next page 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 and case openers have moved to here
Gold Chains, Fob medals and Ladies broach attachments are on the next page
CH530. Double Albert Curb chain, Sterling Silver, 1904.The Bar and chain are hallmarked Sterling Silver, the clips are new silver replacements marked .925. The medal has part of a maker's mark "JT&" and is marked "Sterling Silver", the back is plain and not engraved. The bar has a makers mark "WWC", 1904. Weight: 35.9 grams. Length: 18cm + 18cm + 3cm. £115.
CH545. Single Albert Graduated curb Chain with double sided medal, Sterling Silver 1895.The bar, chain, clip and medal have Birmingham hallmarks for Sterling Silver.
The bar and clip have the makers mark of Joseph Sewill and the date codes for 1895.
The medal has the makers mark of William Cashmore and the date codes for 1898. Click on the picture to see the other side of the medal.
Total weight 74 grams.
Length: 33cm + 5cm.
CH348. Single Albert Graduated curb Chain with large medal, Sterling Silver 1902.The Bar, Chain, clip and Medal are hallmarked Sterling Silver.
The bar and clip have a makers mark "H.P" (probably Henry Pope), 1902.
The medal has a makers mark "W.W.C", 1920.
Total Weight: 59 grams.
Length: 27.5 cm + 4cm.
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.
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.
CH374. Single Albert Curb Chain, Sterling Silver.The bar, chain, clip and medal are hallmarked Sterling Silver.
The bar has a makers mark "H.B" (Herbert Bushel?), 1908.
The clip has a makers mark "B&B", 1911.
The medal has a makers mark "C&Co", 1917. The reverse is plain and not engraved.
Total weight: 48.4 grams.
Length: 30cm + 7cm.
CH561. Single Albert Graduated Curb Chain, Sterling Silver.The Bar, chain and medal have Birmingham hallmarks for Sterling Silver. The bar is a modern replacement marked 925 (Silver).
The makers and date mark on the clip are rubbed and not readable.
The medal has the marks "FHA & Co", 1921.
Total Weight: 35.4 grams.
Length: 28cm + 3cm.
CH536. Single Albert Graduated Curb Chain, Sterling Silver, 1902.The bar, chain and medal are hallmarked Sterling silver. The replacement clip is marked 925 [silver]. The bar has a makers mark "E.W", 1902. The medal a makers mark "F.H.A", 1947. The back is engraved " Atkinsons Challenge Cup Winners 1947-8".
Weight: 39.9 grams.
Length: 25 cm + 4 cm.
CH564. Single Albert Graduated Curb Chain, Sterling Silver.The Bar and chain have very rubbed hallmarks for sterling silver.
The clip is a silver modern replacement marked 925.
Total weight: 29.7 grams.
Length: 29cm + 4 cm.
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.
CH40. Single Albert Graduated Curb Chain, Sterling Silver, 1893.The bar and clip are hallmarked sterling silver. The old replacement bar is marked 925 [silver]. The clip has a makers mark "H.W", 1893.
The coin is a Belgian 10 centimes piece dated 1861.
Weight: 27.3 grams.
Length: 30 cm + 3 cm.
CH457. Single Albert Curb Chain, Sterling Silver.The bar, clip and chain have hallmarks for Sterling Silver.
The makers & date marks on the bar and clip are rubbed and not readable.
Total Weight: 27.4 grams.
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.
New Silver Chains
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.