Mao Tse Tung — China Leadership Watch

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)

Andy Blumenthal is a dynamic, award-winning leader with 30 years of experience delivering results across the public and private sectors. Views are his alone.

Andy Blumenthal is a dynamic, award-winning leader with 30 years of experience delivering results across the public and private sectors. Views are his alone.