This is a very engaging watch fob from the German colony of Südwest-Afrika. At one end is a silver-toned veteran’s medal.
It shows Kaiser Wilhelm II in his Garde du Corps Hohenzollern Eagle-topped helmet. On the reverse it states “zur Erinnerung an die Aufstände in Deutsch-Südwest-Afrika.” Inside the individual links are circular portraits of Hauptmann Franke, Major Vestorft, Oberst Leutwein and General von Trotha. The last link (General von Trotha) has no further attachment on it.
This is a very unusual colonial item from the lesser-known of Germany’s two African colonies.