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 01/14/2018 - 17:08
Antique Week January 1, 2018: "Watches kept James Bond on time and fashionable," by Barbara Miller Beem
Our presentation and new exhibit opening at the National Watch & Clock Museum previewed here on The Saline Post last November was front-page news for the January 1, 2018 issue of Antique Week. Image used with permission of all copyright holders.

Our wristwatch exhibits have earned a place on the front page of Antique Week earlier this month.

As we wrote here on The Saline Post last November, Dell Deaton was at the National Watch & Clock Museum just before Thanksgiving 2017 to open a second James Bond-themed display as part of fortieth anniversary celebrations for that institution.

The movie franchise aspect of this story is obviously of interest locally to patrons of Emagine Theatre, as owner Paul Glantz has said.

But this attention from Antique Week helps shine light on its value to another part of the Commons at Sauk Trail — with the Saline Area Historical Society.

We are currently leveraging our relationship with the National Watch & Clock Museum to develop projects focused on railroad timekeeping that will debut later in 2018.

It's worth mentioning again that the "pivotal period for standard watches necessary to keep trains safely organized and running on time almost perfectly aligns with that of the passenger service period of our own historic Saline Railroad Depot."

The recent Antique Week article nicely illustrates the way in which watches can personalize connections to distant subjects, be they in fantasy or events of the past. Not everyone wears a watch, but every individual feels an intimate relationship with time.

As to the future of James Bond, we continue to have every reason to expect the next movie will appear at Emagine Theatre in Saline on schedule, November 2019.

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d2 Saline provides fine prints and postcards featuring our own original photography. Postcards can be purchased from a variety of local retailers and gift shops in Saline, as well as through our gallery at 450 East Michigan Avenue, Suite 2 (in the Huntington Bank building) and online. We've been in business since 1983. Contact Janet Deaton, proprietor, at 668-1200 for further information.

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