Posted 2 months ago
This watch fob was made by Robbins Co. of Attleboro MA to commemorate the LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin circling over the Century of Progress Worldâ€™s Fair in Chicago in October 1933. The airship actually landed for a brief 25-minute visit there then returned to Akron for two days before leaving for Friedrichshafen with an overnight stop in Sevilla, Spain.
The two pocket watches in the background of photo 1 are the original Zeppelin watch and the Chicago Fair watch. Both have been posted before can can be looked at in more details from these two links below :
1929 Zep Watch : http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/107913-1929-zep-pocket-watch-and-watch-fob
1933 Chicago Fair Watch : http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/125062-1933-chicago-worlds-fair-pocket-watch-and