GALLET JULES RACINE POCKET WATCH CONVERSION

Published on: November 24, 2013
Categories: CONVERSION, TRENCH, WWI
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1959
GALLET
JULES RACINE

POCKET WATCH
CONVERSION

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29 X 43 MM
WITHOUT CROWN/BALE

WITH

1960′ LEATHER
WATCH STRAP

10 INCHES
FITS
UP TO 8.5

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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).

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 toallied 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

    FULL HISTORY OF GALLET FAMILY FROM 1466-2009 AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS OFFER

 

GALLET WAS A MAJOR PARTNER & BACKER WITH JULES RACINE

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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GALLET WAS A MAJOR PARTNER & BACKER WITH EXCELSIER PARK;

 

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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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HERE IS AN
AWESOME
RARE
GALLET
JULES RACINE
POCKET WATCH
CONVERSION

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THE
RADIUM LEAF HANDS
AND
RADIUM NUMERALS
ARE
ORIGINALWITH

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BLACK STEEL
ORIGINAL
SECONDS HAND
WITH
RED ARROW

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THE
VIETNAM STYLE
LEATHER CUFF
ADDS
JUST THE RIGHT TOUCH

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29 X 43 MM
WITHOUT CROWN/BALE
I HAD TO INVEST IN THIS ONE


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IT IS A RARE SHOW STOPPER

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THE RAISED NUMERALS
ARE KILLER

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WITH
SILVER LUGS
AND
TRIPLE CASE

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THE LEATHER IS EXTREMELY THICK

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THE FINISH IS PERFECT

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LARGE BUCKLE

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WHAT AN
ENSEMBLE
IT’S LIVE AT 5
WITH THE
GALLET
AND
JULES RACINE
NAMES

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THESE HANDS ARE
RARE
AND SEEN
MAINLY
ON VINTAGE
TOP BRAND
WATCHES

OF THE
1930’S/1940’S

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1959
72
JULES RACINE & CO
SWISS MADE
17 JEWELS
JXR

[Gallet, J. Racine Co.]

FONTEMELON
BASED
WITH
17 JEWELS
SHOCK ABSOBER
TRIPLE ALLOY
NICKLE PLATED

44 H POWER RESERVE

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CONDITION
– EXCELLENT-
WATCH WINDS SETS & RUNS IN ALL MODES
ALL FEATURES WORK

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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. Visit our studio gallery online for info on restoring or repairing your watch and call for 50% discounts from our advertised pricing!  

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