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Luxurious Antique Men’s Gold Watch Chain, ca. 1890


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Luxurious Antique Men’s Gold Watch Chain, ca. 1890
Luxurious Antique Men’s Gold Watch Chain, ca. 1890
Description
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In earlier times, a gentleman's accessory was indispensable: a pocket watch, which was not only supposed to show the hour struck, but was also an object of representation as a precious object. However, since the watch, worn in the vest pocket, remained invisible to the counterpart, elaborate pocket watch chains quickly came into fashion, which reached from the buttonhole of the vest to the pocket and thus with the sparkle of gold should represent the wealth of their wearers and, as it were, the presence of an expensive watch to the outside world. The present watch chain is a particularly luxurious representative of this jewelry genre. The chain made of gold presents itself in a decorative fancy pattern with flattened links. A screw-on carabiner is used to attach it to the watch, while the large hook is used to attach it to clothing. A small chain can also be used to attach a berlocke. The ends of the chain are especially beautifully designed: On the sides of the carabiner is a crown, while below the hook is presented the finely crafted head of a hunting dog. At 38.0 cm in length, the chain is just the right proportion for carrying the watch in a vest pocket. The chain was created in the last years of the 19th century and found its way to us from Minden. Even today, the chain is a precious accessory for all owners of a pocket watch - although the status symbols have also changed and a pocket watch is no longer necessarily in the first place. But style remains style and never goes out of fashion!
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Luxurious Antique Men’s Gold Watch Chain, ca. 1890
Time is Gold
€ 1,890.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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