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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:33 am Reply with quote
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Haven't really thought about it much. I hope to be able to enjoy my collection for a while. After all, I am only 65. I just donate money for now.

Honestly, my collection has very little of museum quality (in my opinion). I would probably sell it and give some of the money.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:35 am Reply with quote
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John -

IMO, I think that's what Tom should also.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:35 am Reply with quote
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Neilywatch wrote:
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IMO, I think that's what Tom should also.


I have no real opinion on Tom's watch collection and what he should do with it. Tom McIntyre is my friend. He does a lot of work for the NAWCC. I know there is animosity toward Tom here. Everyone is entitled to his or her own feelings. I may not like or have liked everything Tom has done over the years but my feeling is that I respect Tom for the contributions he has made.

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John -

As I suggested before - I have no animosity towards Tom - I just am not sure if what he wants to do with his collection will accomplish what he hopes will happen, Namely:

Encourage others to do the same.

Enrich the Collection with Rare or Historic examples of watches.

Like you said - you will accomplish more by selling off your collection and giving a portion of the proceeds to National. Hence my remark. I do not have a problem with Tom - just one of his ideas.

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I am all for telling the McIntyer Watch Company story at the Museum.

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I agree with Neil, the ASSOC NEEDS MONEY, not more stinking watches...............!

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I think it is a bit ridiculous (and nosy) that people here are commenting on what they think other people should do with their collections.

I may not respect or trust Tom, but it is certainly his prerogative to dispose of his assets as he wishes.

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No one is disputing that but AGAIN it is foolish to give a bunch of "bad" old rusty watches pilling up in a museum basement vs needed cash!!!

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I understand.

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I think as time marches on and a whole lot of different technologies get better it will become more of a liability for a museum to have a large collection of things like watches.

They are expensive, delicate, require special storage and security.

From the point of view of a researcher it will get harder to access them and you may only be able to look at them from outside a glass case.

It might be a better option to employ a suitable person, someone who is trusted and KNOWS what he is doing, to strip the watches down, properly photograph all the parts, service them and then sell them off.

The museum doesn't need to actually own the watches. It just needs to have proper records to preserve the information about them.

This would free up a bunch of cash that could then be used to acquire more watches and repeat the process.

If the people involved were highly qualified, experienced and trusted watch experts it might also follow that some private owners would be willing to have their rare watches serviced for free in exchange for having them documented in such a way and the data added to the collection.

I am not saying sell the lot but how many does the museum need to own.

It is the information that is more important.

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Stephen,

Photographs are nice but a Museum needs to have the real thing. Photographing some of the lesser pieces and selling them off might be OK but I'm not going to any museum of watches that doesn't have watches.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:06 pm Reply with quote
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That wasn't me.

That was Steve -

I do agree that museum should have watches instead of pictures of watches!

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StephanG wrote:
I think as time marches on and a whole lot of different technologies get better it will become more of a liability for a museum to have a large collection of things like watches.

They are expensive, delicate, require special storage and security.

From the point of view of a researcher it will get harder to access them and you may only be able to look at them from outside a glass case.

It might be a better option to employ a suitable person, someone who is trusted and KNOWS what he is doing, to strip the watches down, properly photograph all the parts, service them and then sell them off.

The museum doesn't need to actually own the watches. It just needs to have proper records to preserve the information about them.

This would free up a bunch of cash that could then be used to acquire more watches and repeat the process.

If the people involved were highly qualified, experienced and trusted watch experts it might also follow that some private owners would be willing to have their rare watches serviced for free in exchange for having them documented in such a way and the data added to the collection.

I am not saying sell the lot but how many does the museum need to own.

It is the information that is more important.




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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:33 am Reply with quote
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ROFMLAO!!

I don't think Steve will know who this guy is!

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