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Specs on a chain: But where to find the chain?

That which I have long feared has now come to pass:

With time and presbyopia marching on I now need two pairs of specs. Given my tendency to lose anything that isn't nailed down - or at least attached - this means I'll soon be rockin' the 'old lady specs-on-a-chain' look.

But having bowed to the inevitable, I can't find a decent looking spectacle chain. The optical shops I've visited only carry shoestring-like cords, mostly in neon colors. No, if I have to look like a little old lady at least I'd prefer to do it in some semblance of style.

I'm looking for a simple silver chain with grips that can be attached to the arms of the frames, the kind of thing everyone's great aunt Mildred - or Mrs Slocombe - used to wear to keep from losing her specs.

Any sightings in the greater ZH area?

Or do any of you know of a jeweler who might make such a thing for a reasonable price?

Many thanks...
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Re: Specs on a chain: But where to find the chain?

Search and order online?
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Search and order online?
Although I order pretty much everything else online, this is one thing I'd really like to see 'in the flesh' before buying, if possible. Form and function, and all that.
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Re: Specs on a chain: But where to find the chain?

Completely O/T, but when I read the thread title, I immediately thought it would be a cycling thread.
Pray, continue .
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Completely O/T, but when I read the thread title, I immediately thought it would be a cycling thread.
Pray, continue .
or the sequel to the snakes on a plane film.
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Old 28.10.2015, 14:51
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Re: Specs on a chain: But where to find the chain?

Have you tried www.librarian-attire.com ?
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Re: Specs on a chain: But where to find the chain?

LOL to this thread. I was just sat with one pair of glasses in front of the other as my computer ones aren't reading glasses. It does all get complicated. Doesn't matter how many pairs you have & in what rooms, you spend half your time walking backwards & forwards. I have tried a chain but they're very uncomfortable, drag at your neck & get in the way. I shall be waiting to see what you come up with.
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Re: Specs on a chain: But where to find the chain?

Can you not get bi- or vari-focals?
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Can you not get bi- or vari-focals?
I had a girlfriend who said she was bi-.

Turns out she meant polar.
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I had a girlfriend who said she was bi-.

Turns out she meant polar.
Better than grizzly, I suppose .
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Can you not get bi- or vari-focals?
Been there, done that, for many years and spec prescriptions. Sadly, this is the step beyond vari-focals.

The near/middle/far/ corrections are now too far apart. Correction allowing me to read means I'll break my neck tripping down the stairs.

Believe me, I've tried. (And kudos to Fielmann, who replaced these last unworkable vari-focals without question or cost.)

Heck - I've already gone grey, have a closet full of twin sets, might as well complete the package.
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Heck - I've already gone grey, have a closet full of twin sets, might as well complete the package.
They do it in Migros

Although I'd advise some gym exercises first to improve your neck strength.
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Re: Specs on a chain: But where to find the chain?

I've been told you also go bald downstairs as you get older but with the beer belly & bad eyesight, it's impossible to see that.
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Re: Specs on a chain: But where to find the chain?

I know you said you don't want to order online. But maybe try to find a style that you like online and email the Company to ask if the sell to a retailer in Switzerland? I found some nice ones here http://de.dawanda.com/brillenkette/
Maybe Fielmann or someone elso could order them for you if you wish? Or you will get some ideas and then ask for someone (maybe on here) who could make them for you?
Sorry can't help you but I know it will be something I will have to do as well one day. Gotta love glasses ;-)
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Been there, done that, for many years and spec prescriptions. Sadly, this is the step beyond vari-focals.

The near/middle/far/ corrections are now too far apart. Correction allowing me to read means I'll break my neck tripping down the stairs.

Believe me, I've tried. (And kudos to Fielmann, who replaced these last unworkable vari-focals without question or cost.)

Heck - I've already gone grey, have a closet full of twin sets, might as well complete the package.
Not forgetting the obligatory blue rinse
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Not forgetting the obligatory blue rinse
Double standards are at play on that one - gran does it "doesn't it look lovely", teenagers daughter does it "wash that crap out of your hair"
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Old 28.10.2015, 18:55
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Completely O/T, but when I read the thread title, I immediately thought it would be a cycling thread.
Pray, continue .
I was at anchor chain, 80 m of 10 mm chain...
As you were
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Re: Specs on a chain: But where to find the chain?

If you had a length of this, your specs would not so easily go missing:
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Re: Specs on a chain: But where to find the chain?

I use a material one which i bought in one of the spec shops. Basically because i get a rash from strange metals. But, you can buy the chains in the Migros.

One thing, they take time getting used to. You will be searching high and low for your specs for some weeks, until you get used to the fact that they are hanging round your neck!!

A bit like using sunglasses as a hairband. You know they are there, but still look for them.
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