Antique Sterling Silver Pocket Watch Chain with T-Bar | 14-1/2" in Length
Presenting for offer this
sterling 14 ½” long chain (5.8mm wide) with round and hour glass shaped links
with T-Bar end and weighs .87 oz.. The chain is in Mint condition
Straight chains are the most
elementary of the pocket watch chains, as they don't have the additional "arms"
or "drops" characteristic of the Albert or Double Albert chains. Although
available in different lengths, the chains are meant to be worn draped as
opposed to pulled taught.
The t-bar, made to be passed
through a buttonhole, is the earliest form of connection between the pocket
watch chain and the wearer's vest or shirt; it predated the spring ring and
various clips used afterwards.
Fancy or ornate t-bars tend to be
worn from the inside-out (to make visible and display the t-bars, as shown
below); standard t-bars are usually worn outside-in (so they aren't visible).