On August 2, 2009, I posted an oblique Thread on the WatchUseek Omega Forum asking "Any current or previous 40th Anniversary James Bond LE owners" to contact me. These folks came to be among the lucky few to get advanced word on the James Bond Watch Registries.
When our work was formally announced in early October, feedback was strong and positive. Here's a sampling.
Here's to hoping your project turns out like you want it to. Good luck! [jbdan, Atlanta, Georgia, October 3, 2009]
I think it's a very worthwhile project ... and perhaps one day, 200 years from now, someone will be trying to track down those Bond watches! [Chev James, October 4, 2009]
I agree. Hope this project succeeds like it should.
I would go so far as to add that such a database forms another line of evidence, in case of a missing watch. How many of us travel with all documentary evidence of ownership? I would suppose that this online resource would at least prima facie be good evidence in case of a sticky situation.
I am not sure why anyone would look at such a thing with suspicion - Surely you are not planning some grand heist, Mr. Deaton
All the best with your project. [ddatta, Bangalore, India, October 7, 2009]
Thanks for all the kind words, guys! And, as always: Enjoy your watches (as those of us on these Blogs are in a more modest way enjoying them from afar).