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I found this in a job lot of stuff that I recently picked up for some tools that were in it and I'm rather hoping that it's what I think it is.

It's a pocket watch chain and every link is similarly stamped. Is this a mark for 9ct gold?

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To me it looks like 9GC.

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4 minutes ago, oldhippy said:

Pocket watch chains are called Alberts. If that is all on the links, it is not British. More like Indian, which is not so pure. Are the links solid or hollow?

 

The links are solid and have a good heft to them. The chain is 26cm long (just over 10"), 10mm wide in the middle tapering to 6mm at each end, weighing in at 40gms. I can't see any sign of brassing which I would expect with a plated chain.

If it's the real deal then it pays for the whole job lot 4 times over just in scrap value, let alone what it might be worth as an artifact.

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A simple test would be to use a magnet if the chain sticks to it its certainly not gold if it is not attracted to the magnet then there is a very good chance it could be.

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A basic acid test will only tell you if its gold or not.

There is actually a more detailed acid test you can do to determine the purity. The acid produces different colours indicating purity.

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Hiya,  I'm brand new to not only forums Unless it's a Ancestry site that is. I've joined for more interest than one. My first being this Albert watch chain. Doing Ancestry i noticed on a photograph my great granddad wearing his watch chain and remembered it just laying around in draws or a sewing basket or a old tin as I grew up. My parents passed away and moving into my family home I came across that Albert watch chain.. How here is the thing A modern day well known porn place told me it wasn't hold So I took to a old jewlers shop and was told it's worth its wieght in good. Then another jewlers who told me it's very much gold. So first porn shop with acid testing really needs to revalue what acid they are using.  Old gold smells, looks and feels gold. My watch chain is identical to one in post above.  I'll treasure mine as my family pass down with value or not. 

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