Gallet Chronograph

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 We here at Father Time love the Gallet brand for a couple of reasons. First they are a great brand that has the honor of being the oldest wristwatch manufacturer in existence and, secondly, they always made handsome watches that have a real utility without being gauche.  The founder, Humbertus Gallet, who resided in Geneva was making timepieces in 1466. In 1864 Gallet opened the first outlet here in Chicago, and by 1885, Gallet became the first purveyor of wristwatches made exclusively for mass consumption. By 1914 Gallet had won the Grand Prize in the Chronometer category at the Swiss National Exhibit in Berne, and by 1915 Gallet was supplying hand held and cockpit mounted timepieces to the United Kingdom during WWI.  This particular Gallet is a very clean two register chronograph displaying constant seconds and a 45 minute recorded time sub dial.  It is in a stainless steel case, measuring 34mm in diameter by 44mm lug to lug, that houses a spotless 17 jewel, Valjoux 7733 movement.  The silvered Tachymeter Dial is in great shape and is contrasted by Lumed Blued Steel Hands, Blue Mile Gradations, and Lumed Arabic numerals.  If you had a watch like this in the cockpit you were one lucky pilot.  Our watchmakers have it winding, setting, and recording time just as it did circa 1960, when it left Switzerland.  I might add that this is the only Gallet in this configuration that we have ever had the pleasure to own in our 37 years in the business...don't miss it!  Our famous one year warranty, for parts and labor, will allow you to buy with confidence.



Price: $2975
Year: 1960
SKU: w2951

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