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    Help identifying my pocket watch chain

    I won't have a chance to see a jeweler for a few days. I added this request to another post but if figured I would post again with a more appropriate title. Is anyone familiar with this style?

    Thanks for looking

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    Re: Help identifying my pocket watch chain

    With that sort of T-bar and a small extra piece for a fob, I'd call that a "single Albert" style chain.

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    Re: Help identifying my pocket watch chain

    NEVER ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT. FIRST THEY WILL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL. THEN, THEY WILL BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE.

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    Re: Help identifying my pocket watch chain

    Thanks for the replies. Simple Albert showed up in my earlier searches. I'm trying to figure out why one jeweler was more interested in the chain then my watch (1909'ish C.D. Peacock). I hope to get to my local jeweler tomorrow. They should be able to tell me what the material is.

    Thanks, again!
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    Re: Help identifying my pocket watch chain

    Looks gold plated
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    Re: Help identifying my pocket watch chain

    Definitely looks gold filled given the wear pattern and quite worn at that. The screw down safety clasp is interesting. These are hard to find and some collectors really like them. I suspect it is not original to the chain, however, as the gold coloration looks different. I don't see the same wear on the clasp as on the rest of the chain, so that could be solid gold. On the other hand, I would have expected it to be marked 14K if it were solid.
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    Re: Help identifying my pocket watch chain

    I thought that it is just tarnished silver.....

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    Re: Help identifying my pocket watch chain

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    I thought that it is just tarnished silver.....

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    What it is not is gold!
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    Re: Help identifying my pocket watch chain

    I hope to know what that the metals are by tomorrow afternoon.
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    Re: Help identifying my pocket watch chain

    Well, did anyone guess brass? Looks like the chain is brass and the best-guess is gold-filled for the clasp.
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