Rolex watch 'worn by CIA agent in 80s Afghanistan'

First published: 17-12-2009

One unnamed CIA agent has revealed that a Rolex watch was his constant companion when he was on operations in Afghanistan back in the 1970s and 1980s.

Hodinkee picked up on the story, explaining that the foes were very different back in those days as the area was a hotspot for Soviet Russian operations.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date in stainless steel was his watch of choice for a number of reasons, the man told the website, explaining that Rolex is known well for its accurate and durable technology while also being "as good as gold" regardless of the country they're in.

Hodinkee asserted: "If you get into a sticky situation and someone is demanding your head or some liquid assets, you can slide this stainless steel beauty right off your wrist and hopefully escape to fight another day."

Rolex was recently revealed to be behind the first modern-day endorsement deal, according to a report by the Star Online, which explained that creator Hans Wildorf promoted the waterproof nature of his timepiece by giving one to wear to Mercedes Gleitze, the first woman to swim the English Channel.

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