This classic example is a fixed double Albert Watch Chain that is in excellent condition. The two "strings" that are attached to the T bar start with a small sized link. These are approximately 5mm across. The links are of the same design all along the length of each chain. They do gradually increase in size to approximately 7mm across. Each individual link is hallmarked with a 9 and .375. Therefore disclosing that the chain is made from 9 carat gold.
There is a fixing at the end of each chain. One has a circle clasp. The other has a hook type. The spring reaction on both fastenings are in excellent working order. Also, they both have the hallmarks for 9 carat gold. The hook type also has what appears to be a makers mark. That is J.M in a rectangle shaped box. No other marks or information can be found.
The T bar gives further information regarding the origins of the chain. It has the hallmarks again for 9 carat gold. Also, it displays the fact that it was assayed in Birmingham. This is represented by an Anchor symbol. Again, there is the makers mark J.M. The connecting links between the T bar and the centre (3 in number) all have hallmarks for the same amount of gold content. However there is also a date stamp that is visible. This is the letter V. It is difficult to establish if this is from 1920 or 1945.
There are some further links that have been added to the centre section which appears to be for a fob or similar object. There is one of these small links that there are no markings on. The others all have 9 carat gold hallmarks. In short, a classic Double Albert Watch Chain that is still functional today for either a watch, or as an accessory for a female to wear as a necklace.
- 9ct gold
weight approx 49gms