|Date/Report Number ..061111.LC-U4GYTR2 Item: WWII TRIPLE PATENT EXCELSIOR PARK GALLET MILITARY TIMER|
|Description of item: VINTAGE
1939 WWII TRIPLE PATENT EXCELSIOR PARK GALLET MILITARY100 SEC TIMER WITH EXCELSIOR
PARK PATENT 1 1921 PATENTED SLIDE. PATENT 2 "J" SHAPED BRIDGE.
PATENT 3 A PARTS COMPARTMENT WITH PARTS. THIS EXCELSIOR/GALLET IS
SIGNED ASEA 15 AND HAS A DOUBLE HINGED CASE BACK AND EXCELSIOR PARK/GALLET 7
JEWEL MOVEMENT No 3364 . ATTACHED IS A LEATHER FOB CONDITION IS EXCELLENT.
Estimated Retail Replacement Value $799.00
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Gallet is the worlds oldest watch and clock making house with history dating back to Humbertus Gallet, a clock maker who became a citizen of Geneva in 1466.
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
GALLET WAS FAMOUS FOR CHRONOGRAPHS AND TIMERS FROM 1910 THROUGH
WW1,WWII, TO KOREA & VIETNAM:
When the worldwide economic downturn of the 1930s 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.
|Artillery & Task Timer (1915) - 30 minute timer manufactured by Gallet for the British military during World War One. British Ministry of Defense "Broad Arrow" markings on reverse.||Decimal Artillery Timer (1943) - decimal reading stopwatch manufactured by Gallet, used on Tank landing Ship #13 during the D-Day Invasion of Normandy|
|Occurrence Timer (1936) - custom manufactured by Gallet for the US Geological Survey, used for measuring durations of seismic activity and other natural phenomena||NYCRR Pocket Chronograph (1916) - pocket watch with timer manufactured by Gallet for rail road conductors and engineers of the New York Central Rail Road|
|US Navy Pocket Chronograph (1914) - high quality timer manufactured by Gallet under the Jerome Park name for the United States Navy during World War One.||Pilot's or Cockpit Timer (1914) - watch with timer manufactured by Gallet Electa for the British military during World War One. British Ministry of Defense "Broad Arrow" markings on reverse.|
AT THE OUT BREAK OF WWII, AND UP UNTIL THE GALLET
DECIMAL ARTILLERY TIMER WAS INTRODUCED IN 1943, THE GALLET OCCURRENCE TIMER, CUSTOM
MANUFACTURED IN 1936 FOR THE US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, WAS THE FIRST GALLET TIMER UTILIZED BY
THE US MILITARY
WWII MILITARY TIMERS
BOTH TIMERS ARE PRIMARY 60 SECOND TIMERS
SECONDARY 100 SECOND TIMERS
FURTHER, 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.
GALLET WAS A MAJOR PARTNER & BACKER WITH EXCELSIER PARK;
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
By 1902, the company is named of Jeanneret-Brehm and Co and sells s stopwatches under the Excelsior trademark.
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 .
1918 Jeanneret-Brehm begins manufacturing under the company name Excelsior Park. Deriving the name from Jenneret-Brehms previously registered Excelsior trademark, the English variation of the French word for park is utilized at the prompting of Gallet to support the collaborative efforts of the two companies in their marketing focus on the American consumer.
Beginning in the 1920's, Excelsior Park concentrates exclusively
on the stopwatches and chronographs.
In 1921 a patent concerning a bolt, independent of the push-piece crown for starting timing, allowing the stopping of the hand, is filed.
On May 24th, 1922, Excelsior Park patents a small housing inside a movement to place spare parts. That will become also a kind of trademark, making possible instantaneously to recognize an Excelsior Park movement.
The cooperative relationship of Excelsior Park and Gallet leads to the development of a number of time recording mechanisms, including the calibre 40. These new chronograph movements are utilized almost exclusively in Gallet and Excelsior Park wristwatches, with a small number supplied to the Girard Perregaux and Zenith companies when production capabilities allowed.