12 Aug '16, 4pm

New #HistoryPorn: Fidel Castro lighting a cigar and wearing two Rolex watches during a mee…

I was going to say, "nothing shows you have class than wearing two Rolex watches at the same time". But, then I decided to look it up and here's what I found: Fidel Castro was often spotted wearing two Rolex’s at the same time – one of them a GMT, the other a Submariner. In total the watches gave Castro a three time zone overview by a glance on his wrist. The watches have been set for Havana, Washington and Moscow time. Today Washington D.C. and Havana are in the same time zone (UTC -5), but between the years 1960 and 1964 Havana used the time zone UTC -4. Rolex watches weren’t a status symbol when this picture was taken. They were considered some of the most functional accurate watches of their time (before quartz era started). http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/fidel-castro-smoking-cigar-wearing-two-rolex-watches-meeting-khrushchev-kremlin-1963/

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