There is more to the Museum than ‘just’ setting up the display. Week 6
Of course my main task here is to set up the permanent wristwatch display – The History of the Wristwatch.
But other interesting events happen, that I enjoy immensely. This week we met and hosted the larger than like character Jim Ebright aka Eeeb from forum ‘Watch U Seek’.
After an 8 hour drive from Columbus, Ohio, Jim spent all day with use, starting with a full two hour tour of the library and archives. Thanks to Nancy Dyer , Librarian and Archivist. The library and records are just so extensive; it takes someone with Nancy’s huge knowledge to explain it.
After a quick lunch, I gave Jim a tour of the highlights of the Museum pieces culminating with a full tour of the ‘wristwatch’ display.
Jim is most knowledgeable in High end Quartz, and has offered to return with some pieces to augment the display.
Later in the week, I could enjoy meeting some visitors who had brought watches in for some ‘thoughts’. This is most interesting and it seems we could discover a previously unknown Illinois wristwatch. Fantastic stuff.
Now back to the display. I continue to work my way through the cases, I am pleased to have now completed layout and display tags from 1900 to present.
I re-tuned the ‘electric’ display, and I am now happy to that, and after much work on the ‘2000/Present’ display, that is really starting to take shape too.
Of course more ‘fine-tuning’ will happen, but next part of my agenda is the ‘novelty’ case and ‘graphics’
First the Electric Display – revamped:
Now the ‘present’ display:
Here is Desert Storm, Omega Speedmaster and a Timex Data-Link
Here is the ‘theme’ of the display – ‘Size Matters’
A few more shots of the display, comparing ’jump watches’ wristwatches from 1930, 1950, and 2000 and ‘eco-drive’ technology
Some updated ‘draft’ graphics, a letter from King George V to the American troops in 1918, Electa Officer wearing a watch and shrapnel guards advert from 1918:
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