Here's my circa 1900 French silver link bracelet. One side of the links are rounded and plain, the other side are flatter, matter, with a pattern.
There are markings on the final link before what I assume is a more modern fastener. I love the ball weight, intended to keep the fastener hanging downwards...or, according to my cat, intended for chomping on.
I bought it from an antiques dealer in England who travels to France on purchasing trips. Very affordable, and something that I can wear for days at a time without removing.