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To the casual James Bond movie fan, you might not notice it on screen. But to die-hard fans of the super-star secret agent, it jumps off the screen. James Bond's watch.

And now at the National Watch and Clock Museum in Colombia, you can't miss the Bond watches.

Museum Director Noel Poirier says Bond's throughout his films was simply a refection of real world changes in watches.

"In every movie, at every juncture, he's wearing kind of the latest watch, in terms of technology," said Poirier

For the first time ever, all seven James Bond watchmakers are represented in one exhibit, covering his movies from the original "Dr. No" all the way through "Skyfall." in 2012. The Lancaster made Hamilton "Pulsar" model is also seen. It's a 50 year evolution of wristwatch style and technology.

"So, what you're seeing is the arc of the whole history of watches in the modern era," said Poirier. "And that's why it's so neat."

In addition to the Bond models on display, are the personal Rolex worn by Agent 007's creator, Ian Flemming and the Breitling watch worn by author Jeffery Deavor while promoting his latest Bond novel "Carte Blanche."

"We're stating as a museum that this is the definitive James Bond collection in the sense that, if you wanted to wear the model watch that James Bond wore in every movie, this is what you get," said Poirier.

The bond exhibit is the center piece of the museum's new wristwatch gallery, a display area that highlights the evolution of wrist watches from when pocket watches were simply strapped to the wrist....through the quartz revolution....to the multi-task units worn today.

"They're coming here to see this Bond case, but we're going to grab them to come and see everything and to see how this relates to the whole history of time pieces."

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