New Display Encourages Museum Visitors to Critically Think about What Makes a Wristwatch ‘Collectable’

“James Bond Originals” display, curated by Dell Deaton of JamesBondWatches.com and opened November 17, 2017 at National Watch & Clock Museum, Columbia PA

“James Bond Originals” display, curated by Dell Deaton and opened November 17, 2017 at National Watch & Clock Museum, Columbia PA. Image © 2017 JamesBondWatches.com and Dell Deaton, All Rights Reserved. USA

Columbia, Pennsylvania (December 11, 2017)—

Just in time for the holiday season, the National Watch & Clock Museum has added an ongoing display in its Wristwatch Gallery that features four timepieces with special historic significance to stimulate discussion among visitors.

What makes one watch more valuable than another?

How important is provenance?

Who gets to say whether a wristwatch is ‘collectible’? Why?

Titled ‘James Bond Originals,’ this exhibit includes the actual Breitling for Bentley Chronograph that author Jeffery Deaver wore during his launch tour for his novel Carte Blanche in 2011. In that book Deaver describes his fictional Agent 007 wearing this same real-world wristwatch while working undercover.

Along with his watch James Bond Originals shows a first edition, first printing of Carte Blanche hand-signed by the author. Additional autographs were obtained from the first and current Bond movie actors. Daniel Craig hand-signed continue reading…