Our Double Albert-style pocket watch chains are created from 4 lengths (2 long and 2 short segments) of your chosen chain-link style which are then attached to each other via either a center connector ring or a cloverleaf-style connector. This chain will be finished on the end of both the long sections with a single heavy swivel with secure interior latch, typically one will be used to secure to the bow of your watch while the other can support a heavier item such as a pocket watch knife, small compass or other similar implements. For the short chain sections, one chain length will then be finished with a 39mm long smooth polish "lobster-claw" style clasp with a heavy latch to open the spring loaded closure and a swivel connector to the large lower ring, while the final shorter "drop" chain length will be finished with a small spring ring in order to facilitate the easy addition and removal of decorative fobs. The noted length of our Double Albert pocket watch chains is the approximate length of the chain when measured from swivel to swivel. Due to the multiple finding types we offer, all of our photos above are simply shown using our spring ring style primary finding and the center ring connector secondary finding.
Please see the insert photo for this listing to confirm the specific primary finding type that will be placed with this product order. The primary photos show our items against a backdrop created from a men's medium-sized vest. Depending on the style you are looking to create with your chain, we offer that for someone with a slender build or short to average height, you can expect the shown item to hang off your person similar to the photo. If you have a larger build or are taller than average, please note the chain will hang differently off your person than shown.
As a rule of thumb, on an average-build male, we suggest Double Albert style chains 20" or shorter for heights under 5'8", 18" to 30" for heights 5'8" to 6'2" and 24" or longer for heights over 6'2". Any rulers shown for scale give measurements in centimeters (with millimeter gradients), NOT inches.
Please note that very dark or light spots that are not mentioned in the description above are likely a result of the camera and lighting. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause! We are happy to offer this item in a variety of chain weight, color and style configurations, all selectable from the dropdown choices above.Background graphs shown for scale feature 2mm by 2mm squares, with the darker lines being 10mm apart. Please note that very dark or light spots that are not mentioned in the following descriptions are likely a result of the camera and lighting. Our chain lengths are manufactured with a solid brass base and finished with the following color options. Additionally, the chain lengths have been finished with a thin sealant to prevent tarnishing, creating a very high quality material we're proud to carry due to its overall appearance and durability.
The findings we offer to complete the chains will have a non-toxic nickel or brass base metal composition, also finished with the following color options, dependant on the complexity of each finding. 925 solid silver plating, very close to a gold filled quality.24k solid gold plating, very close to a gold filled quality. Hematite black (black with a lustrous tone) plating. Close-ups of the "lobster claw" swivel clasp finding, in the three different available materials/colors. Chains in this listing feature a 39mm long smooth polish "lobster-claw" style clasp with a heavy latch to open the spring loaded closure and a swivel connector to the large lower ring. Close-ups of the available classic ("Curb style") chain links, grouped by weights. "Curb style" links that are a flat, interconnecting design with a slight bevel to each link.
Close-ups of the available fancy ("Figaro style") chain links, grouped by weights. "Figaro style" links that feature a mixed style of flat, interconnecting round links with a slight bevel and long rectangular links also with a slight bevel, overall with a very sleek, slim profile.
Close-ups of the available mixed chain links (currently offered in very light weight only). "Mixed style" links that feature fancy multifaceted 15mm long links interconnected together with short segments of small oval links. Close-ups of the center ring connector option, in the three different available materials/colors.A simple plated ring finding used to connect all four "arms" of the Double Albert-style chain. Very-light-weight chains use a small ring (8mm in diameter), light-weight and medium weight chains use a medium ring (10mm in diameter), while heavy-weight and extra-heavy-weight chains use a larger ring (14mm in diameter). Close-ups of the 4-loop cloverleaf connector option, in the three different available materials/colors. A plated metal finding featuring a spherical center surrounded by four rings in a "cloverleaf" arrangement, with each ring serving as the attachment point for a different "arm" of the Double Albert-style chain. Very-light-weight, light-weight and medium-weight chains use a small cloverleaf connector (10mm in diameter), while heavy-weight and extra-heavy-weight chains use a larger cloverleaf connector (16mm in diameter).
Close-ups of the swivel finding (used to attach a watch to the chain), in the three different available materials/colors. Each long length of the chain features a heavy swivel with secure interior latch; typically one will be used to secure to the bow of your watch while the other can support a heavier item such as a pocket watch knife, small compass or other similar implements. Close-ups of the small spring finding (used to attach a fob to the chain), in the three different available materials/colors.The shorter "drop" length finishes with a small spring ring in order to facilitate the easy addition and removal of decorative fobs. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watch Accessories\Chains & Fobs". The seller is "pmtime" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian Federation.