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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Does any body really know what time it is?

For between $7,800 and $173,100 you can buy a Swiss watch made from a piece of the Titanic's hull.

Geneva watchmaker Romain Jerome said it purchased a piece of the hull weighing about 1.5 kg (3 pounds) that was retrieved in 1991, but declined to identify the seller. The metal has been certified as authentic by the Titanic's builders Harland and Wolff.

Jerome noted that "So many rich people buy incredibly complicated watches without understanding how they work, because they want a story to tell," he said. "To them we offer a story."

...and I thought that is what museums do! and so they do...

Independence Seaport Museum has just launched the online exhibit
Titanic Survivor: Selections from the Thayer Family Collection

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