Antique: Rose Gold Watch Chain Necklace, Twisted Oval Link in 9ct Gold

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Antique Late Victorian/Early Edwardian Era Watch Chain Necklace: 9ct rose gold, 15 3/4", 45.1 grams

This antique late Victorian/Early Edwardian, 9ct rose gold watch chain necklace has it all! We had a long list of requirements for this chain. It's a double Albert (two watch clips), a wearable length, with its original hardware, and has a feminine oval link while still weighty enough to carry larger pendants. The solid gold links tip the scales at 45.1 grams!

If that wasn't enough, each link is marked 9ct, and the makers mark is on the watch clips and the T-bar. They all match, indicating that they are most likely original to the chain.  

It is almost 16 inches long (15 3/4), but as you can see there is an extra oval link hanging from one of the round links at the center near the T-bar. Keep it where it is to attach pendants or charms or add it back to the chain to make the length 16 1/4.

Rose gold pairs particularly well with antique diamonds or Georgian paste in oxidized silver. Easily add your charms and pendants to this chain with our hidden hinge bail (see in our Charm Holders Category). They pull open and snap close and can be added to any link on this chain. See Images to see how we have added our charms to the chain. 

Dimensions & Details

  • The necklace is 9ct gold.
  • The necklace is currently 15 3/4 but can be lengthened to 16 1/4 inches long.
  • Each link measures 15.6 mm long or a little over .6 inches. At its widest point, each link measures 9.2 mm or over 1/3 of an inch. 
  • The necklace weighs 45.1 grams. 


  • England and purchased in England.

Period & Hallmarks

  • Late 19th c./ early 20th c.
  • Links, watch clips and T-bar are Marked: 9 for 9ct and .375. 
  • T-Bar also has the Birmingham city mark. 
  • Maker's mark CDB. Charles Daniel Broughton was a silver and gold chain maker located at St. Paul's Square in Birmingham England. His mark was first registered in 1882. Marked on both watch clips and on the T-bar.


  • It is in very good antique condition. The watch clips open and close securely. There are signs of wear and use commensurate with age.

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