Antique Late 1800's Gold Filled Men's Pocket Watch Chain and Fob - Rare
This is not your run of the mill pocket watch chain. This is and was an expensive piece of jewelry meant for a very fine or special pocket watch. The fob is an ornate locket which opens for two tiny pictures or can be used for storage. The hinges are working like new and it snaps in the closed position very nicely. There is a semi-precious gemstone on both sides. They DO NOT test for glass. Our in-house jeweler believes these are red and green flat square cut garnets, no facets. Not marked, but the age and wear marks indicates gold filled. The hook is marked HF&CO. The chain measures 11" long from top of fob to the hook. The fob measures ~1" in diameter. This chain really has some weight to it - it is not meant for a small or ultra-thin pocket watch. This would go very well on a size 16s and larger thick dress pocket watch or a utility pocket watch like a railroad grade. There is a tiny scratch on the green stone. The chain and fob are in excellent display or usable condition.