June 13, 2018
So this was absolutely amazing today.
We had a meeting and someone brought in a bag of "prizes" as an icebreaker.
Low and behold, one of the items being given away was a this cool watch.
At first, we thought it was Kim Jong-il (father of Kim Jong-un, North Korea's current leader).
"Coincidentally," this just one day after the historic peace summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un.
Then later, we realized that this is Chairman Mao Tse Tung, the founding father of modern China.
It is mind-boggling to me why anyone would give a watch like this away.
I am curious if anyone knows what the inscription on the back is?
Anyway, I think this watch is an amazing piece of history, especially from China's transformation to the world's largest Communist country.
I can only imagine what the history of this timepiece is and how it got here to NIST.
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)