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noun
a chain, frequently of gold or silver, attached to a pocket watch, serving as an ornament and, when passed through a buttonhole in the vest, as a guard against loss or theft of the watch.
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Origin of watch chain

First recorded in 1730–40
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watch chain

noun
a chain used for fastening a pocket watch to the clothingSee also fob 1
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