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
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. Being a "slider" it is ideal for a double breasted waistcoat but works just a well with a single. Total length 32cm + 1.5cm. Weight: 59.5 grams. £175
CH594. Slider Double Albert Curb Chain, Sterling Silver.
The bar, chains and clips are hallmarked "Sterling Silver. The bar and one clip is hallmarked Herbert Bushel and Son, 1926. The other clip has a makers mark "HP", 1938. Being a "slider" it is ideal for a double breasted waistcoat but works just a well with a single. Total length 36cm. Weight: 53.3 grams. £165
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
CH593. Single Albert Curb Chain, Sterling Silver.
The bar is marked 925 (Silver), the chain and medal are hallmarked sterling silver, the clip is maked "SS" (Sterling Silver).
The bar and clip are otherwise unmarked.
The medal is hallmarked 1914 and has a rubbed makers mark probably "J.F" (Fattorini). The back is plain and not engraved.
Total weight: 42.1 grams.
Length: 28 cm + 3 cm.
CH592. Single Albert Curb Chain, Sterling Silver.
The bar is marked 925 (Silver), the chain, clip and medal are hallmarked sterling silver.
The bar is otherwise unmarked.
The clip is hallmarked 1926 with a rubbed makers mark that may be R & S (Watchmaker Rotherham and Son).
The medal has rubbed hallmarks "J?" and possibly 1936. The back is plain and not engraved.
Total weight: 24.7 grams.
Length: 27 cm + 3 cm.
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.