A Victorian Gold Plated Watch Chain with a Cross Pendant.
Before the invention of the wrist watch, all watches would have been pocket watches, as the name implies, it would have been kept in the breast pocket. Then came the neeed to keep your watch safe from pick pockets, and so came about the watch chain. The watch chain, originally called the watch guard, was invented in the early 19th century, this would have been a short chain attatching your watch to your clothes via a t-bar and clip. As we get into the Victorian era these chains became longer and more elaborate and were a very popular piece of gentleman's jewellery, often hung with fobs, seals, coin holders and vesta cases.
A gold plated watch chain with a square link chain. This has a t-bar at one end to attatch to a buttonhole and a swivel dog clip to attch to a pocket watch, the chain also has a crucifix suspended to one end.
In good condition with no ware to the gold plate, the swivel clip works well.
Dimensions: 35cm long