An Albert chain is a watch chain, typically made of silver or gold, that was worn in the 19th century. It has a “T” bar on one end, which is used to attach the chain to a buttonhole in a waistcoat, while the other end is fitted with a swivel hook to attach the watch. There was usually a small length of chain joined to the end with the “T” bar, to which a fob, seal or a charm was attached. When the watch is placed in the waistcoat pocket, the looped chain and fob-end is visible. The “Albert” chain was named after a style of chain worn by Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria. An Albertina chain is a watch chain worn by women. The Albert chain continued to be used until the early 20th century when the pocket watch was superseded by the wristwatch, after which it became fashionable to wear the Albert chain as a necklace.