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    The history of the wristwatch

    The permanent wristwatch display moves closer to being completed.

    This week we completed the drafts of Chapter 1 (1900 to 1915) and Chapter 2 (1914 to 1919)
    Chapter 1 is titled "Ladies First" and Chapter 2 is "WWI" - I am most pleased with these graphics, I have bought and used some outstanding American WWI "Dougboy" or also affectionately referred to as "Sammies"

    I will post pictures of these.

    Then I installed three donations:

    First a GLYCINE movement donated by Emre, its a super piece that bridges a technical gap between John Harwood "bumper" and allowing that style of automatic to be easily serviced or repaired.
    Here is a picture of that piece on display.




    Next was a donation by Eeeb, one of the first quartz timepieces incorporating a stepper motor, launched by Girard Perregaux in 1971, it used all american electronics, but mechanical parts from Jaeger Le-Coultre
    Again some pictures:




    Finally a third donation from a NAWCC member who has an outstanding collection of Character and Novelty pcs. This is a rarer 17J version of the J Ward character "Dudley Do-Right, a dim witted but conscientious Canadian Mountie. Here you go:


    all good stuff. to-day the lights were also installed.
    I am just now waiting for a few outstanding pieces from Gallet, and the display is complete.

    122 Pcs with 76 new or never displayed before.

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    Re: The history of the wristwatch

    When will the formal opening of the exhibit be? I know you said it will be after you return to Spain... maybe we can do a giant Google Hangout for it??
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: The history of the wristwatch

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    When will the formal opening of the exhibit be? I know you said it will be after you return to Spain... maybe we can do a giant Google Hangout for it??
    I think in the first two weeks of December.
    I will have approved all the graphics, they will then need to be printed and hung, and they are BIG.

    First two (drafts) are looking good.
    NEVER ARGUE WITH AN IDIOT. FIRST THEY WILL DRAG YOU DOWN TO THEIR LEVEL. THEN, THEY WILL BEAT YOU WITH EXPERIENCE.

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    "Owning a vintage watch is great, understanding where it sits in Horology is magnificent"
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    Re: The history of the wristwatch

    This exhibit is certainly going to be awesome.

    We're all excited about it, believe me.

    Adam has done a fantastic job!

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    Re: The history of the wristwatch

    Quote Originally Posted by Markus Harris View Post
    This exhibit is certainly going to be awesome.

    We're all excited about it, believe me.

    Adam has done a fantastic job!
    Dear Markus
    Thank You, that is greatly appreciated.

    I too believe it will be pretty magnificent, the graphics are well on the way, and that will really make it fantastic.

    I hope in the future to add "roving" (say) six month exhibitions of wristwatches within the permanent display.

    we will start this with James Bond / Ian Fleming watch

    Thank you again
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    Re: The history of the wristwatch

    Adam gave me a personal tour of the exhibit today. Fantastic job!

    Thanks for for your enthusiastic work on this project!

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    Re: The history of the wristwatch

    Quote Originally Posted by RON in PA View Post
    Adam gave me a personal tour of the exhibit today. Fantastic job!

    Thanks for for your enthusiastic work on this project!
    thanks your kind comments
    It was my great pleasure.
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    Re: The history of the wristwatch

    Yes we really enjoyed the wristwatch exhibit in October. I'm looking forward to seeing this new addition when we return to see the Tompion exhibit.

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