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THIS OFFER IS FOR THE GALLET SECOND FROM LAST ON RIGHT

8 AWESOME TIMEPIECES COMPLETED MARCH 7, 2014
6 ARE GUARANTEED TO HAVE BEEN  UTILIZED IN
WWII AND/OR KOREAN WAR AND/OR  VIETNAM WAR
CASES RESTORED AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO ORIGINAL
DIAL RESTORE TO EXACT ORIGINAL
MOVEMENTS OVERHAULED
SOME REQUIRING THE PURCHASE OF TWO MOVEMENTS

WARRANTY   APPRAISALLL WATCH BOX INCLUDED

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Genuine
STAINLESS STEEL

Restored To Original Condition
Overhauled & Serviced

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1935
GALLET

RACINE
ILLUMINATED
TRIPLE RADIUM HAND
MILITARY WATCH
CONCENTRIC RINGED TWO TONE DIAL 
NUMBERED SWEEPS CHAPTER RING
24 HR
MILITARY TIME
HACKED SWEEP SECONDS
RE-ILLUMINATED RAISED OUTLINED NUMERALS
AND
ALL THREE HANDS

30 X 38  MM
W/O
CROWN


WITH
1935
GALLET

15 JEWEL
WWII HACKED
SWEEP SECONDS

WITH

HAND CRAFTED
1940'S STYLE
LEATHER STRAP

OTHER TYPE COLORS MATERIALS AVAILABLE
PLEASE CONTACT BEFORE YOU INVEST

DEPLOYMENTS FOR LEATHER/SKIN/HIDE STRAPS AVAILABE
GOLD DURACLAD OVER STAINLESS
OR
STAINLESS STEEL

 
 YOU ALSO RECEIVE

FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

FREE APPRAISAL WITH INFO TO INSURE ONLINE
PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 6 WEEKS FOR LINK
770.00

FREE GSW IMPRINTED WATCH BOX

19.00 UPS 2 DAY AIR
INSURED SIGNATURE DELIVERY

26.00 INTERNATIONAL REGISTERD  INSURANCED SIGNATURE DELIVERY 

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BEFORE RESTORATION

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Gallet is the world’s oldest watch and clock making house with history dating back to Humbertus Gallet, a clock maker who became a citizen of Geneva in 1466. The Gallet & Cie (Gallet & Company) name was officially registered by Julien Gallet (1806–1849) in 1826, who moved the family business from Geneva to La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Prior to this date, operations commenced under the name of each of the family patriarchs.

 Gallet is best known during the 20th century to the present day for its line of MultiChron chronograph wristwatches. Produced primarily for military, industrial, and other professional applications, Gallet’s MultiChron watches often incorporated a number of advanced timekeeping innovations.

A Gallet timepiece of particular renown was the Flight Officer time zone chronograph. Commissioned by Senator Harry S. Truman in 1939 for pilots of the United States Army Air Forces, the Flight Officer (a.k.a. Flying Officer) had a rotating 12 hour bezel and the names of 48 major world cities printed on the periphery of the dial (face). These features made it possible to calculate changes in the time as an aviator flew across lines of longitude. Besides being the first time zone calculating wristwatch, the Flight Officer was one of the world’s first wrist chronographs to be housed in a water resistant case. Truman wore a Gallet Flight Officer during his terms as 33rd president (1945–1953).

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Léon Gallet set his sights on the rest of the world markets. In 1864, Léon's brother, Lucien Gallet (1834–1879), established the company's first US location in Chicago with a New York City office following soon after. Together with Jules Racine, a cousin of the Gallet brothers living in the US, the company began its expansion into the American market.

When the worldwide economic downturn of the 1930’s caused international trade to plunge by as much as two-thirds, it suddenly became unprofitable for the Gallet Company to continue production of many of its recently established brands.
Gallet chose instead, to consolidate its efforts back into its primary area of expertise, that of the manufacture of high quality professional-use timepieces. Under the family name, the Gallet Company continued to flourish by providing hand-held timers and chronograph wristwatches to allied military and industrial clients during the years leading up to and through World War II. 

A wartime Gallet timepiece of particular renown was the Flight Officer time-zone chronograph (1939 - present). Commissioned by Senator Harry S. Truman’s senatorial staff in 1939 for the United States Army Air Force, this wristwatch made it possible to calculate changes in the time as a pilot flew across lines of longitude

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Gallet is the world’s oldest watch and clock making house with history dating back to Humbertus Gallet, a clock maker who became a citizen of Geneva in 1466.

  • The first wristwatch with a center-originating sweep second hand for heart rate calculation (1912)

  • The first wrist chronograph with a waterproof case (Gallet MultiChron, 1936)

  • The first chronograph wristwatch with multiple time zone calculator (Gallet Flight Officer, 1938)

  • The first miniature chronograph wristwatch for professional women (Gallet MultiChron Petite, 1939)

  • The first chronograph wristwatch with additional 24 hour GMT hand (Gallet MultiChron Navigator GMT, 1945)

  • The first 24 hour reading wrist chronograph (Gallet MultiChron 24, 1947)

    1896 Swiss National Exposition, Geneva — Silver Medal

    1905 Universal Exposition of Liege — Grand Diploma of Honor

    1912 Kew Observatory, London - "A" Class Certificates, Special and Series Prizes for the Best Chronometers at Neuchâtel

    1913 Kew Observatory, London - "A" Class Certificates, Special and Series Prizes for the Best Chronometers at Neuchâtel

    1914 Swiss National Exposition, Berne — Grand Prize in the Chronometer category

    1917 Canton Observatory, Neuchâtel — 1st Place Award for Chronometer Accuracy

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    GALLET WAS FAMOUS FOR CHRONOGRAPHS AND TIMERS FROM 1910 THROUGH WW1 AND THROUGH WWII AND INTO KOREA & VIETNAM:

    GALLET WAS A MAJOR PARTNER & BACKER WITH FAMOUS EXCELSIER PARK;

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    When the worldwide economic downturn of the 1930’s caused international trade to plunge by as much as two-thirds, it suddenly became unprofitable for the Gallet Company to continue production of many of its recently established brands. Gallet chose instead, to consolidate its efforts back into its primary area of expertise, that of the manufacture of high quality professional-use timepieces. Under the family name, the Gallet Company continued to flourish by providing hand-held timers and chronograph wristwatches to allied military and industrial clients during the years leading up to and through World War II. 

    GALLET WAS A MAJOR PARTNER & BACKER WITH   HIS NEWPHEW JULES RACINE

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    1864 - Léon Gallet's brother Lucien Gallet establishes the company's first US location in Chicago, with a New York City office following soon after Together with Jules Racine, a cousin of the Gallet brothers living in the US, the company expands its distribution to the American market

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 Jeanneret and Fils created Usine du Parc, by 1890 the company is called Alb and  produces anchor watches from 13 to 24 lines, calendar watches and chronographs under the trademarks Colombe and Diana.In 1894 the factory is renamed Jeanneret Frères and produces chronographs. 

On March 21th 1891 a sport stopwatch called “Excelsior” is patented by Alb. Jeanneret et Frères, it has a movement side bridge in the shape of J; which l becomes a trademark for Excelsior Park

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By 1902, the company is named of Jeanneret-Brehm and Co and sells s stopwatches under the Excelsior trademark.

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 In 1911 Jeaneret -Brehm & Co, along with Gallet, introduce two button (Crown Push and Side Pusher) and Henri Jeanneret-Brehm, a member of the esteemed Jeanneret family of St. Imier watchmakers, purchases the Magnenat-Lecoultre factory with financial assistance from the Gallet company.

By 1918, The Jeanneret-Brehm company becomes Excelsior Park and offers stopwatches and  chronographs .

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THIS AWESOME
HI-END
DETAILED
*RADIUM DIALED

IS SIGNED

DIAL
**RACINE  SWISS
MOVEMENT
GALLET & CO
CASE BACK
GALLET & CO

* RADIUM REMOVED & RE-ILLUMINATED W/SAFE PHOSPHUROUS/ZINC  PIGMENT

**RACINE WAS NEPHEW OF GALLET  IN CHARGE OF US SALES

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* RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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FEATURES

MATTE CREME WHITE & MILITARY GREY DIAL
WITH
DARK GREY LINING
BLACK NUMBERED OUTER SECONDS CHAPTER RING
CREME INNER CHAPTER
WITH
OUTLINED & RAISED
*ILLUMINATED NUMERALS
WITH
INNER DARK MILITARY GREY CIRCULAR MILITARY TIME
IN BLACK

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* RE-ILLUMINATED
WITH
AF-LUMINOVA
HIGH-PERFORMANCE
PHOSPHORESCENT PIGMENT

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THIS SET OF HANDS IS VALUED AT 75.00
JUST THE HANDS!
NOTE THE DESIGN IN THE HOUR HAND
THEMINUTE HAND IS SIMMPLY A FIRST
THE SWEEP SECONDS HAND JUST TOPS IT OFF WITH GLAMOR
ALL THREE ARE UNQUE AND ORIGINAL ONLY TO THIS TIMEPIECEI

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CASE IS ALL STAINLES STEEL
IT WAS ACTUALLY NAMED RUSTLESS STEEL

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YES
WE CHOSE THIS HAND MADE STRAP
FOR ITS COLOR
STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFULL

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HAND CRAFTED SNAKE GRAIN LEATHER!

WANT SNAKE, LIZARD, PIG, OSTRITCH, GATOR, CROC, SHARK?
BROWN BLACK GREEN BLUE RED YELLOW HONEYE OCHRE?
STEEL TITAINUM GOLD SILVER GOLD SILVER PLATED ROLLED FILLED?
STRETCH WINGS BUCKLED SNAP?
DEPLOYMENT?

SIMPLY CONTACT US BEFORE YOU INVEST!

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SMOOTH

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1935

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1 YEAR FROM 80 YEARS YOUNG

 

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MIXING AF LUMINOVA

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A HEAP OF HANDS
32 TO BE EXACT

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GALLET SIGNED
HACKED CENTER SWEEP SECONDS

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WWII
CENTER SWEEP


Prior to WWII, most watches had a sub-second register above the #6 position. This design failed to allow precision seconds timing. The sub-second style dial, with a tiny second hand rotating around a tiny seconds register at the 6 position, was difficult to utilize for timing events. In most cases it was ignored. On the other hand, a sweep second hand could be used to time events, mark events, NOTE THE PULSE OF A PATIENT and was easier to read .

By 1942, the sweep second hand watch had become "the" watch. Two of the major reasons were the Government issued U.S.A. A-11 hacking sweep seconds pilots watch and the sweep seconds watches in demand by Doctors, Medics and Nurses and other professionals.. The sweep second watch simply made the watch more than an instrument to "tell time"....

THE DESIGN

So, what did THE ATCH MANUFACTURERS DO WHEN THE RAGE WAS RAGING YET THEY HAD FORTUNES IS EBAUCHE AND COMPLETED MOVEMENTS AND  PARTS ALL TAILORED TO THE SUB SECOND HAND REGISTER?

Did they DUMP THE HUGE INVESTMENTS,   re-tool and re-design new movements?

WELL.......They simply placed a hollow canon pinion that allowed a wheeled center shaft to protrude through the dial, mounted a second hand to it, and ran the combo with the very sub-seconds wheel they were eliminating...

 

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 Instead of the drive train turning the dial protruding shaft/pinion at 6 position connected to the tiny second hand, they mounted a large brass/alloy wheel on the opposite side of the shaft that , UNTIL NOW,   protruded through the FACE PLATE  AND DIAL. That wheel THEN turned a wheel on top of a NEW center "shaft' held in position be a new this jeweled bridge that went through a new HOLLOW center cannon pinion in the center of the movement that then protruded through the center of the dial where a new long sweep second hand attached;   the idea being that one had a large second hand that went round in tune with the movement and the chapter ring so one could count, time & now even synchronize.

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NOTE THE LARGE WHEEL. CENTER IS SHAFT PINION WITH GEAR. THE SUBSECOND 4TH WHEEL
TURNS TURNING LARGE WHEEL MESHING INTO SECOND HAMND PINION TURNING IT AND THIUS TURNING SWEEPS SENCONDS HAND

S

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SIGNED
GALLET & CO
SWISS
STAINLESS STEEL

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1935
GALLET MOD
FHF 150-1

Features
manual wind
[HACKED]
sweep second


Data
10.5
15 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 43h

year: signature; shock device
ca. 1935: Gallet & Co, Swiss, 15 Jewels
(10.5''')


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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

USA: A ll items are shipped DOUBLE BOXED UPS  2 day air w/signature & insurance from Suwanee, Georgia for a flat fee of 19.00, eBay/paypal   take 12.5% of the actual shipping fee .

INTERNATIONAL: All items are shipped USPS DOUBLE BOXED REGISTERED    w/signature & insurance from Suwanee, Georgia for a flat fee of 26.00,eBay/paypal take 12.5% of the actual shipping fee. iNVESTOR IS  responsible for any CUSTOM FEES, DUTIES, AND/OR TAXES. egistered w/signature & insurance and are responsible for any CUSTOM FEES, DUTIES, AND/OR TAXES.

FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY. THIS ISAN EXCELLENT PROGRAM. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM 11 MONTHS FROMWHE YOU RECEIVE YOUR TIME PIECE WE STAND BEHIND IT!

770.00 PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL . THIS IS NOT A JOKE, COST OF TWO WATCHES THE RSTORE THE OVERHAUL THE SERVICING THE WARRANTY THE VERY APPRAISAL ALL COST DOLLARS. APPRAISAL IS 65 TO 95 USD, PLEASE ALLOW 6 WEEKS FOR LINK. APPRAISALS ARE STORED ON A GSW DEDICATED SERVER APPRAISAL WEBSITE WHERE YOU MAY DOWN-LOAD, COPY-TO OR FORWARD TO YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY OR JEWELERS MUTUAL ONLINE 24/7


PLEASE WRITE OR CALL 800 438 6894 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!!

UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE all watches offered by GSW have been SERVICED. Some required REPAIR AND RESTORATION! Normal Servicing of Mechanical Watches by an EXPERT PROFESSIONAL will run between $180.00 to 580.00, depending on the complication of the movement and that is WITHOUT parts that may be required. SERVICING means DISASSEMBLING THE ENTIRE WATCH AND MOVEMENT, CLEANING SAME, OILING, LUBING AND REASSEMBLING, timing and Sealing. RESTORATION is a separate service from SERVICING and may include CRYSTAL, DIAL, HANDS, CASE, LUGS and BAND. So, WHEN YOU VIEW VINTAGE AND CLASSIC WATCHES OFFERED BY OTHER VENDORS/DEALERS, the question is: WAS THE WATCH SERVICED?


All watches, from mechanical to quartz devices, require periodic cleaning and inspection. GSW provides both cleaning and repair services with our main specialty that of restoring and repairing classic & vintage watches. GSW has established parts accounts with the oldest watch parts houses in the world as well as a network of watch dealers and repair centers around the world. GSW also provides dial restoration services. In addition to servicing new, vintage & classic watches, we also service high grade wristwatches. Think of your watch as you would a fine automobile, it is worth maintaining as it will increase your pleasure of ownership and also enhance the resale or trade-in value. If you plan on passing your watch on to the next generation, skilled periodic maintenance will be greatly appreciated in the future.