Dell Deaton is a specialist on Ian Fleming and James Bond watch collecting.
He's perhaps best known for his discovery of the literary James Bond watch, Ian Fleming's Rolex Explorer mention 1016, that was covered through extensive feature articles in "Chronos" (German language), "WatchTime," along with "NAWCC Bulletin" magazines (having a combined international flow of 100,000+). Since author-creator of the James Bond Watches site, he was first to spot that the Omega Planet Ocean to be utilized by actor Daniel Craig for his onscreen introduction as Agent 007 in "Casino Royale" (2006).
At 2009, Deaton has been granted unprecedented access to Seiko UK personnel and advice concerning 007-character watches it had provided to EON Productions films from "The Spy Who Loved Me" through "A View to a Kill." Based on this work, the first definitive identification of these watches was printed in the fourth-quarter 2010 issue of "Revolution" magazine.
Back in 2007, Dell Deaton was appointed by the National Watch & Clock Museum to serve as guest curator for the historic "Bond Watches, '' James Bond Watches" display. One of the greatest benefits of this was having been characterized by Ian Fleming household heirs to personally transport the own Rolex of the Bond-author through the display run to the museum for display. Additionally, "Bond Watches" marks the first time because Fleming passed away that this watch and the manuscript for the story where he described it - "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" - have been shown together.
"Deaton has had a lifelong fascination with wristwatches and donned his first tuxedo as a James Bond enthusiast in 1967. With the Support of his grandfather, he got his first 007-related opinion, a Hamilton Pulsar LED, soon after the launch of &quo
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