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Author Topic: Pocket watch chain type  (Read 5992 times)
Okapis Rule
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« on: March 06, 2012, 11:07:33 pm »

I have a pocket watch chain, but it looks unlike the types I have seen.  It looks most similar to a large spring ring chain, but it has a slightly different mechanism for closing the ring.  In addition, on the other side of the chain there is an ambiguous fork. It is very obvious that something broke off, but I am not sure what, or how it could be repaired.  Can anyone offer me any clue as to what exactly I have and what I could do to at least make it functionally hold the watch?  Thanks.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2012, 11:24:49 pm by Okapis Rule » Logged

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Major Willoughby Chase
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2012, 11:19:04 pm »

Could you perhaps post a picture, if you can't take one, perhaps you could exercise your skills in paint?
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Okapis Rule
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2012, 11:25:14 pm »

I'm sorry; I intended to post one and completely forgot.  I just put it up.
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Major Willoughby Chase
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2012, 11:47:00 pm »

Okay, well the closure is what I'd think of as a standard novelty keyring.



The broken part looks like it's a form of belt grip, they come on most chinese pocketwatch chains now, you usually see people desperately trying to poke them through waistcoat buttons, however they're designed to clip over your trouser belt.



Just my opinion of course, not implying yours is cheap, it looks rather nice actually Smiley
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Major Willoughby Chase
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2012, 11:55:44 pm »

Which, when I think about it, is odd, as it has a piece I'd expect to be joining the chain to your clothes at both ends.
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Okapis Rule
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 12:02:43 am »

So basically, you're about as clueless as I am.
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zilegil
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2012, 08:23:29 am »

Maybe It's not actually a pocket watch chain. Maybe the odd broken end is part of something else? You get a whole manner of things on watch chains.
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2012, 08:35:08 am »

It is a watch chain, just a slightly contemporary take on one.

http://www.pocketwatchsite.com/chains.html

The clip is indeed designed to go on a belt, or that little pocket on jeans, which I believe is actually called a watch pocket. Or sometimes folks would clip it onto a buttonhole and wear the watch in the breast pocket of their jacket. You can replace the ends with a standard T bar and spring clip easily enough.
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