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Date/Report Number ….010112-4R5Y74 Item 1922/24 GALLET PARK GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY 60 SECOND TIMER WITH PATENTED "J" BRIDGE
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Description of item:  VINTAGE ALL STAINLESS STEEL 1922/24 GALLET PARK GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY 60 SECOND TIMER WITH PATENTED "J" BRIDGE & SPARE PARTS REPAIR COMPARTMENT WITH LEATHER STRAP & RARE 1924 BRONZE DETROIT MICHIGAN WATCH FOB

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $599.00


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ALL
STAINLESS STEEL
1922/24
GALLET
PARK
GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY
60 SECOND
TIMER

WITH
PATENTED "J" BRIDGE
&
SPARE PARTS REPAIR
COMPARTMENT

WITH

LEATHER STRAP
&
RARE
1924
BRONZE
DETROIT MICHIGAN
WATCH 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

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.

AND

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 WILL become 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.

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THIS OFFER IS FOR A [EXCELSIOR] PARK/GALLET TIMER WITH PATENTED "J" BRIDGE AND    "REPAIR PARTS COMPARTMENT" .  THIS TIMER IS THE MOST UNUSUAL THAT WE HAVE EVER INVESTED IN. IT HAS THE "J" BRIDGE AND THE "SPARE PARTS" COMPARTMENT, YET DOE NOT HAVE RACINE OR JULES RACINE AND IT DOES NOT HAVE EXCELSIOR PARK BUT DOES HAVE PARK WATCH CO AND GALLET. WHICH MAKES IT THE OLDEST PARK/GALLET TIMER WE HAVE DISCOVERED IN 5 YEARS. THE INDIVIDUAL WE INVESTED WITH THOUGHT THE TIMER WAS OKLAHOMA UNIVERSITY FROM THE OUTER CASE BACK. BUT IT IS SIGNED "GM-DM 1147 1922" UNDER MAIN CASE BACK COVER. THOUGH THIS DATING DOES NOT PROVIDE THE ACTUAL PRODUCTION DATE OF THE ACTUAL TIMER.  WE BELIEVE IT IS EARLIER THAN 1922 EVEN THOUGH THE PARTS COMPARTMENT WAS PATENTED IN 1922.

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GALLET/PARK
60 SECOND TIMER

WITH
BUCKLE LEATHER STRAP
&

AWESOME
GIGANTIC
DETAILED
1924'
BRONZE
DETROIT MICHIGAN
WATCH FOB

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SIGNED
GALLET
SWISS
&
PARK WATCH CO.

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THIS "J" BRIDGE MODEL IS NOT SIGNED "JULES RACINE" , IT  IS SIGNED PARK WATCH CO. YET,  THIS MODEL HAS THE REPAIR /SPARE PARTS COMPARTMENT PATENTED IN 1922..

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THE PORCELAIN DIAL
SIGNED
GALLET
SWISS

IS IN
MINT CONDITION

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THE CASE BACK
HAS SOME
HAND GRAVING
OSU
64201


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INNER CASE COVER

NOTICE THAT THE NAME IS NOT
JULES RACINE

IT IS
PARK WATCH CO
SWISS
581557
2
2

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT
TO THE COLLECTOR?

THIS TIMER WAS MADE
BEFORE PARK BECAME
"EXCELSIOR" PARK

AND

BEFORE
JULES RACINE
BECAME THE
EXPORTER/IMPORTER

FOR
EXCELSIOR PARK
AND
GALLET

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OUTER CASE
SIGNED
GM-DM 1147 1922

 

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LIKE MOST GALLET TIMERS
THIS MODEL HAS TWO
HINGED CASE BACKS
INNER FOR
MOISTURE AND DUST
PROTECTION
OUTER FOR
MAIN PROTECTION

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THE OTHER GIVEAWAY
AS TO THE EARLY
DATE OF PRODUCTION
IS THE

6 JEWELS
&
1 ONE ADJUSTMENT

FOR THOUGH WE HAVE A
No. 3364
MOVEMENT
AS SIGNED ON THE BRIDGE
THE
SPARE/REPAIR
COMPARTMENT
IS SIGNED

PARK WATCH CO
SWISS
6 SIX JEWELS
1 ONE ADJUSTMENT

UNDERNEATH
SPARE PARTS
FOR REPAIR

PARK WATCH CO
6 JEWELS
1 ONE ADJUSTMENT

VS

JULES RACINE
7 JEWELS
UNADJUSTED

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NOW WE WILL EXAMINE
THE PARTS COMPARTMENT
90% OF THESE HAVE NO PARTS
EITHER UTILIZED OR SIMPLY
LOST TO THE INQUISITIVE

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REMOVE TWO SCREWS

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BRIDGE REMOVED

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THE BRIDGE/COMPARTMENT

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TURNED OVER
IT REVEALS
AA LEATHER TYPE COVER

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WELL WELL WELL
THERE IS A BALANCE
BALANCE JEWEL CAP
SEVERAL SCREWS
AN IMPORTANT CONTROL SPRING
[TRY AND FIND ONE WHEN YOU NEED IT]
ANS SEVERAL OTHER PARTS

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CLOSED BACK UP

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ATTACHED IS A BUCKLED BLACK LEATHER
STRAP WITH AWESOME GIGANTIC
SOLID BRONZE DETROIT WATCH FOB
FROM 1920

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BUCKLE

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KILLER
AWESOME
STUNNING
AMAZING
SPECTACULAR

1920'

CITY OF DETROIT
DETROIT MICHIGAN
FOB
WITH
PROP PLANE
1920' AUTOMOBILES
AND
MORE

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THEY SIMPLY DO NOT
MAKE ANYTHING
LIKE THIS ANYMORE


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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
TIMER WINDS & RUNS IN ALL MODES