While detecting an old school house site in Central Kentucky, I found an object that I had researched before. I knew exactly what I had before I had even cleared off the dirt. This 1925 watch fob was issued by the Coca Cola company as a part of a promotion. Of course, the Swastika had not yet been adopted by the Nazi party, and still retained its “good luck” or “good fortune” meaning around the world. I’ve blogged about swastikas on old tokens and charms before.
The juxtaposition of the most American of brands with the Swastika is what makes this find one from the bucket list.
Coca-Cola Lucky Watch Fob on Swastika c1925 Brass – Central KY (click to zoom)