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Date/Report Number …..120612.FNGT21HY.04 Item: 1938 NURSE DOCTOR SERVICE MEMBER GALLET RACINE SWEEP SECONDS RADIUM
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1938 NURSE DOCTOR SERVICE MEMBER GALLET RACINE SWEEP SECONDS RADIUM DIALED HALLMARKED SILVER POCKET WATCH WITH GALLET MODIFIED 1938 FHF 30 15 JEWEL HACKED SWEEP SECONDS MANUAL WIND THE SAME CALIBER UTILIZED FOR THE 1935-1945 ROLEX CA 59 ROLEX 59 (CS) FHF 30-1 ROLEX 59 (SS) FHF 30 1950 TUDOR CA 59

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $799.00


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READY TO WEAR
SERVICED
RESTORED
OVERHAULED

THIS IS A
SUPER RARE
1938

NURSE DOCTOR SERVICE MEMBER
GALLET
RACINE
SWEEP SECONDS
RADIUM DIALED
HALLMARKED
SILVER
POCKET WATCH

WITH

GALLET MODIFIED
1938
FHF
30
15 JEWEL
HACKED SWEEP SECONDS
MANUAL WIND

THE SAME CALIBER
UTILIZED FOR THE
1935-1945 ROLEX CA 59
ROLEX 59 (CS) FHF 30-1
ROLEX 59 (SS) FHF 30
1950 TUDOR CA 59

30 MM
W/O
CROWN/BALE

30 X 40 MM
W
CROWN & BALE

WITH

8 INCH FOB


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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 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.

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

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. 

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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
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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
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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.

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Decimal Artillery Timer stopwatch manufactured by Gallet, used on Tank landing Ship #13 during the D-Day Invasion of Normandy. 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 ALSO 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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1918 – Jeanneret-Brehm begins manufacturing under the company name Excelsior Park. Deriving the name from Jenneret-Brehm’s 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.

 

GALLET FAMILY WATCH HISTORY 1466 TO 2008 TIME LINE AT BOTTOM OF OFFER!

ALL HISTORY IN THIS OFFER WILL BE PART OF YOUR FREE PERMANENT APPRAISAL

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THIS GALLET IS ONE OF THE RAREST GALLET
WATCHES WE HAVE HAD THE HONOR OF
INVESTING IN AND RESTORING TO
ORIGINAL CONDITION

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

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THIS GALLET QUAD HINGED CASE

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IS COMPOSED OF SILVER & HALLMARKED

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THE SIGNED RACINE DIAL
IS OFF WHITE
WITH BLACK OUTLINED
SECONDS/MINUTES BUTLER
CHAPTER RING

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RADIUM WAS REMOVED AND
REPLACED WITH AF-LUMINOVA

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

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THE FOB WAS NOT AND IS NOT
ORIGINAL TO THIS GALLET

BUT IT FITS NICELY


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ALLOWING YOU TO FASTEN
THE LARGE RING TO A BELT LOOP


THEN PLACE THE GALLET IN
THAT SMALL RIGHT POCKET JEANS POCKET

YES
YOU CAN WEAR THIS GALLET


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AND TELL TIME WITH THIS GALLET

AND
WOW EVERYONE YOU TELL THE
GALLET STORY TO

THE INFO ABOUT GALLET AND COMPANY
WILL BE PART
OF YOUR
PERMANENT APPRAISAL

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THE CASE AND DIAL AND HANDS
ARE SIMPLY WONDERFUL

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THE ORIGINAL GLASS CRYSTAL

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CLEAN SIMPLE
AND
A 1938 GALLET
POCKET WATCH
WITH
SWEEP SECONDS!

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CASE FRONT COVER HINGED
INNER CASE COVER HINGED
OUTER REAR CASE COVER HINGED

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A 19 HOUR RESTORATION

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ALL FEATURES WORK
TIGHT CLOSURE ON LIDS
GLASS CRYSTAL SEATS
IN CHANNEL
WITH
UV CEMENT SEAL

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MOVEMENT IS STUNNING
HUMS LIKE IT IS BRAND NEW

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CASE BACK INTERIOR
SIGNED
SERIAL NUMBERED
HALLMARKED

INNER DIRT MOISTURE BACK COVER
SIGNED
SERIAL NUMBERED
HALLMARKED

 

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FINISH IS WONDERFUL
SMOOTH TO THE TOUCH

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OUTER HINGED CASE BACK

FFBA 43
a socirty of case makers
Marquee of Federation des Fabricants de Boites Argent

THERE WERE 65 INDIVIDUALS - GROUPS -COMPANIES
THAT WERE MEMBERS OF THE FFBA

# 43 WAS
Jean Parattte Sarl

0.925
92.5 % SILVER
STERLING SILVER
HAS 7.5% COPPER
ADDED TO STRENGTHEN THE SILVER

DUCK
SWISS 925 STERLING  HALLMARK
In 1933 the Swiss hallmarks for silver
changed from a rampant bear to a duck

102433
SERIAL NUMBER
THIS DOES NOT MEAN THERE WERE 102 THOUSAND
PIECES MADE LIKE MANY AMERICAN POCKET WATCH SERIALS

THE BALANCE ARE WATCH MAKERS SERVICE MARKS

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INNER CASE COVER IS HALLMARKED AS THE OUTER CASE BACK IS

FFBA 43
Marquee of Federation des Fabricants de Boites Argent

# 43
Jean Parattte Sarl

0.925
92.5 % SILVER

DUCK
SWISS 925 STERLING  HALLMARK

102433
SERIAL NUMBER

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ORIGINAL CRYSTAL

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DIAL BACK HAS A HOST OF WRITING

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DIAL IS PERFECT

NEEDS SOME SUN!

LOL

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INSTALLED ON MOVEMENT

THERE ARE TWO FEET
THEY GO THROUGH THE GALLET
MOD FHF 30 THE OLD FASHIONED WAY
RATHER THAN SCREW THROUGH THE MOVEMENT SIDES
YOU LOCK IT DOWN OR REMOVE W/O TAKING MOVEMENT OUT
FROM THE BACK SIDE OF MOVEMENT

 

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DIAL SIDE IS SIGNED FHF 30

GALLET 1935/45
SUB-SECONDS GALLET FHF 30
HACKED SWEEP SECONDS GALLET FHF *30-1

ROLEX 1935/45  TUDOR 1950
THE ROLEX SUB-SECONDS IS  59
*THE ROLEX HACKED SWEEP SECONDS IS *59-1

*STILL SIGNED 30 / 59 RESPECTIVELY

Remarks
different bridge shapes
differences not known between 1 10.5''', 2 10.5''', 30, 31, 50, 65 old, 66 old, 70 old, 71 old, 73 old, 76 old, 78, 90, 91, 107, 108, 110, 112


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MOVEMENT IS SIGNED

GALLET & COMPANY
15 FIFTEEN JEWELS
SWISS
UNADJUSTED
*JXR
*EXPORT MARK
    Gallet, J. Racine Co.

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GALLET
MODIFIED
FHF 30
SAME CALIBER AS ROLEX 59
CLEANED OVERHAULED TIMED

FHF 30
Features
manual wind
sub second

Data
10.5''', Dm= 23.3mm
H= 4.2mm
**15/17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 40h

FHF 30-1

Features
manual wind
hacked sweep second

Data
10.5''', Dm= 23.3mm
**15/17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 40h

** DEPENDING ON YEAR

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HERE IS A HACKED UP STORY FOR YOU

 

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, and was easier to read .

By 1942, the sweep second hand watch had became "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 Pierce and others do?

Did they re-tool and re-design new movements? NO!

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 now protruded through the bridge. That wheel 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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CONDITION WATCH:
EXCELLENT  -  RUNS EXCELLENT 
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GALLET WATCH FAMILY HISTORY

FROM HORLOGER HUMBERTUS GALLET BEGAN WATCH MAKING IN 1466

TO 1685 WHEN HIS DESCENDANTS WELCOMED FRENCH FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE FRENCH BOURGE-EN-BRESSE GALLET FAMILY

TO 1702, WHEN PHILLIPE GALLET REGISTERED AS A GOLDSMITH AND WATCHMAKER

TO 1742 WHEN PIERRE GALLET WAS A REGISTERED GOLDSMITH AND WATCH MAKER

TO 1804 WHEN NAPOLEON ANNEXED GENEVA AND JEAN LOUIS GALLET BECAME A FRENCH CITIZEN AND CONTINUED HIS FATHER WATCHMAKING AND JEWELRY BUSINESS

TO 1826 WHEN JULIEN GALLET RELOCATED THE BUSINESS TO      LA CHAUX FONDS AND REGISTERED THE NAME GALLET AND CIE (COMPANY)

TO1855 WHEN LEON GALLET BUYS THE ELECTA COMPANY COMBINES IT WITH GALLET AND RENAMES THE COMPANY RENAMES THE COMPANY TO ELECTA GALLET & CIE

TO 1864 WHEN LUCIEN GALLET ESTABLISHED THE CHICAGO AND NEW YORK CITY OFFICES OF GALLET

TO 1876 WHEN LEON L?on Gallet, JULE COURVOISIER, ERNEST FANCILLON OF LONGINES AND CONSTANT GIRARD-GALLET OF GIRARD PERREGUAX FOUND THE       "Intercantonal Company for Industrial Development of the Jura Industries"

TO 1883 WHEN LEON HANDS THE COMPANY OVER TO HIS SON JULIEN

TO 1895 WHEN GALLET INTRODUCES THE FIRST WRIST WORN WATCHES

TO 1896 WHEN GALLET WINS ITS FIRST SILVER MEDAL AT THE SWISS NATIONAL EXHIBITIONS IN GENEVA

TO 1905 WHEN GALLET WINS A " Diploma of Honor " AT THE LIEGE EXHIBITION

TO 1912 WHEN GALLET CREATE THE FIRST WRIT WATCH FOR DISTRIBUTION WITH FULL-SIZED CENTER CONSTANT SECONDS HAND

TO 1914 WHEN GALLET WINS THE GRAND PRIZE IN THE CHRONOMETER CATEGORY AT THE SWISS NATIONAL EXHIBITION IN BERNE

TO 1915 AND  WWI WHEN GALLET SUPPLIES HAND HELD AND COCKPIT MOUNTED TIMERS AND WRIST-WORN CHRONOGRAPH TIMERS NAMED ELECTA TO THE BRITISH AIR FORCE

TO 1917 WHEN GALLET WON 1ST PLACE FOR CHRONOMETER ACCURACY AT THE CANTON OBSERVATORY IN NEUCHATEL

TO 1927 WHEN GALLET INTRODUCED THE REGULATOR AND DUO-DIAL WRIST WATCHES FOR THE MEDICAL AND TECHNICAL PROFESSIONS

TO 1935 WHEN GALLET BEGINS PRODUCTION OF WRISTWATCHES , BOAT CLOCKS WITH 8 DAY MOVEMENTS AND MILITARY STOP WATCHES FOR THE US, BRITAIN AND CANADIAN MILITARY

( At the start of World War II, production surpasses 100,000 watches annually)

TO 1936 WHEN GALLET PRODUCES THE FIRST WATER RESISTANT CASES FOR CHRONOGRAPH WATCHES

TO 1938 WHEN SENATOR HARRY S TRUMAN STAFF COMMISSIONED GALLET TO PRODUCE CHRONOGRAPH WATCHES FOR THE PILOTS OF THE US ARMY AIR FORCES.

( This wristwatch provides a combination of new innovations. Besides the ability to accurately record events ranging from 1/5th second to 30 minutes in duration, the rotating 12-hour bezel and dial printed with the major cities gives pilots the ability to calculate changes in the time as lines of longitude are crossed. Truman wears a Gallet Flying Officer during his two terms as US president. )

TO 1939 WHEN GALLET PRODUCES THE MULTICHRON PETITE.

( The Petite is one of the first wrist chronographs engineered exclusively for enlisted women assigned to technical and scientific tasks during WWII. Powered by the 10 ligne Valjoux 69 movement, and measuring only 26.6mm in diameter, the MultiChron Petite becomes the smallest mechanical chronograph manufactured to date.)

TO 1965 WHEN GALLET INTRODUCED THE Excel-O-Graph.

(A pilot’s wristwatch featuring a rotating bezel with integrated slide rule for making navigational calculations during flight)