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watch chain

n
(Horology) a chain used for fastening a pocket watch to the clothing. See also fob1
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Noun1.watch chain - short chain or ribbon attaching a pocket watch to a man's vestwatch chain - short chain or ribbon attaching a pocket watch to a man's vest
chain - a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
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watch chain

ncatena dell'orologio
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I noticed, too, that several rings and seals hung at his watch chain, as if he were quite laden with remembrances of departed friends.
I could see his staring eyes and gleams of light on his studs and watch chain. He vanished behind the mound, and for a moment there was silence.
Emily held out a handsome locket, with a monogram in diamonds, attached to her watch chain. "I have his photograph here," she rejoined; "given to me by my dear old aunt, in the days of her prosperity.
With rapid, bony fingers he unbuttoned his coat, revealing a shirt, bronze waistcoat buttons, and a watch chain, and quickly pulled out a fat old pocketbook.
He tore a sheet of paper from his pocket book, and unlocking a small gold case at the end of his watch chain, shook from it a pencil with yellow crayon.
They were used for carrying matches around and often attached to gentlemen's watch chains. The Vesta cases had a serrated striking plate on which the vesta would be rubbed.
The top hats, the waistcoats and watch chains, the big cigars, the walking on the crushed bones of the working classes.
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Mr Wilson, from Wallsend in North Tyneside, had spent years collecting stamps and then moved on to fobs from pocket watch chains, building up a collection of around 3,000.
The locket was on a long thick gold chain, with links similar to those often seen on watch chains, but longer.
Jewellery Quarter craftsman Roy Nicholas was asked to make four watch chains for the film.