With my personal promise of more information to come, here’s the official press release for our new permanent James Bond wristwatch exhibit gallery at the National Watch & Clock Museum.

— Dell Deaton
Exhibit Gallery Curator

New Bond-quartz wristwatch exhibit gallery curator Dell Deaton, interviewed by WPMT Fox 43 television reporter Andrea Michaels on-site at the National Watch & Clock Museum

New Bond-quartz wristwatch exhibit gallery curator Dell Deaton, interviewed by WPMT Fox 43 television reporter Andrea Michaels on-site at the National Watch & Clock Museum

“James Bond Wore the Quartz Revolution”

Columbia, PA:  James Bond Wore the Quartz Revolution — a brand new exhibit — will challenge what visitors think they know. Displays will feature important wristwatches from the commercial history as it unfolded — all worn by the James Bond character in the EON Productions movies of the period.

The exhibit opens June 3, 2015, at the National Watch & Clock Museum in Columbia, PA. Bond expert Dell Deaton (JamesBondWatches.com) will curate the latest addition to expanded Museum displays to enhance the vital contributions of wristwatches to societies.

“We hope to correct myths arguing that the Quartz Revolution was nothing more than about making watches cheaper,” says Deaton. “Or that an understanding of this ‘revolution’ requires no more than understanding how Quartz oscillators work as a time-basis.

“This exhibit seeks to explain why this revolution happened when it happened and shows how it continues to remain invaluable to contemporary society — at the very least, to reopen the discussion and move beyond cliché.

“The most important outcome of the Quartz Revolution was continue reading…