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Date/Report Number …..022612.FNAWEHYFFF.04 Item 1938 GALLET RACINE NURSES DRESS WATCH
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Description of item: VINTAGE 1938 GALLET RACINE NURSES DRESS WATCH

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $899.00


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1938
GALLET
RACINE
NURSES DRESS
WATCH

24mm x 31mm

WITH

GALLET
SIGNED
&
MODIFIED
FHF
150
15 JEWEL
MILITARY MOD
SWEEP SECONDS

AND

BLACK LEATHER STRAP

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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 A MAJOR PARTNER & BACKER WITH COUSIN 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 WORLD FAMOUS 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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THIS RACINE IS FABULOSE
I INVESTED IN IT FROM AN EBAY VENDER
IT IS AN ORIGINAL LADIES WWII MILITARY
NURSES DRESS WATCH IN SOLID STAINLESS STEEL
A RARITY DUE TO BOTH
THE DEPRESSION
AND THEN
THE WAR II EFFORT

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DIAL HAS
BLACK OUTLINED RADIUM NUMERALS
AN OUTER CHAPTER RING
IN SEGMENTS
SHADED IN GRAY-SILVER--BROWN COLOR
WITH
BLACK SECONDS AND SUB SECONDS

NOTICE THE 50 TO TO SEGMENTS
ARE NOT COLORED

THE DIAL FEATURES NUMERAL MARKERS
EVERY 20 SECONDS

THERE IS AN INNER CIRCLE
IT IS ALSO OUTLINED IN BLACK
AND SHADED THAT AWESOM LOOKING
GRAY SILVER BROWN LIKE COLOR

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THE CASE FEATURES MILITARY STYLE
LARGE CROWN WITH BULB STEM ATTACHMENT
AND LARGE THICK MILITARY STYLE STEM TUBE
[FURTHER DOWN]

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LOOK AT THE STUNNING CASE
IT IS CONTOURED
SOLID STAINLESS STEEL

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THE HANDS ARE THE BEST
EVER PRODUCED
FOR A WRIST WATCH

A
GALLET/RACINE
SIGNATURE

NOTICE THE SECOND HAND
TRY AND FIND ONE LIKE IT!
AMAZING AND RARE


ALL THREE WERE RADIUM FILLED
I HAVE REMIOVED THE RADIUM
AND SUBSITUTED AF-LUMINOVA

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

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?<BRIGHT ENOUGH>?

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

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JTHE RADIUM DIAL IS
SHARP AND ORIGINAL

I DID NOT REMOVE THE DEAD RADIUM
AND RELUM THE NUMBERS
LIKE I NORMALLY DO

THAT IS BECAUSE IT IS A
GALLET RACINE
AND LOOKS AWESOME
AS THEY ARE
FOR THIS PARTICVULAR RARE LADIES
SWEEP SECONDS
MILITARY CASED
STEEL WRIST WATCH
VALUE IS HIGH AS THE DIAL STANDS


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FEATURES

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BLACK LEATHER STRAP
[OTHER STRAPS ARE AVAILABLE CALL OR WRITE
US IF YOU WOULD LIKE A LIZARD OR SOMETHING ELSE]

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BLACK LEATHER STRAP
[OTHER STRAPS ARE AVAILABLE CALL OR WRITE
US IF YOU WOULD LIKE A LIZARD OR SOMETHING ELSE]


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OAWESOME SOLID
AND
SOLID LOOKING
STAINLESS CASE
&
CASE BACK

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ORIGINAL

BLACK STEEL MILITARY HANDS
ILUMINATED
NOTE THE AWESOME MINUTE HAND
WITH TAIL

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BRIGHT ENOUGH?

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AFTER ROCKS RESTORATION

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ATHESE WERE TAKEN BEFORE
ROCK FIRED HER UP

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GALLET AND RACINE

WHAT OTHER TWO NAMES
COULD YOU MATCH TO THESE?

THEY EVEN NUMBERED THEIR CASES

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LARGE CROWN
WITH
BULB STEM ATTACHMENT

NOTE HOW THICK IT IS

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LARGE THICK MILITARY STYLE STEM TUBE

THE CROWN STEM ATTACHMENT
FITS INTO THE ABOVE TUBE

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1938
&
ALL STEEL

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WHAT A SOLID DESIGN
 
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ANOTHER VIEW

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SHE IS RUNNING HERE

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LOGO
PATENT
SWISS CROSS
RUSTLESS
STEEL
GALLET & CO
SWISS
74715

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BTHE ABOVE IS A MILITRY
CASE INNER CASE TOP
IT SNAPS TO A CIRCULAR
STEEL WALL THAT FITS AROUND
THE MOVEMENT

THIS STYLE CASE
IS FOUND IN MANY
BULOVA HAMILTON BENRUS
DOXA ALPINA
AND OTHER MILITARY CASES
MOST U.S.A. ORD CASES HAVE THIS SETUP



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GHERE THE INNER
DUST MOISTURE MAGNETIC
CASE IS LOCKED DOWN

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A NEW SEAL IS INSTALLED


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THE NEW SEAL IS INSTALLED

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THIS WATCH IS STUNNING
TRIED TO CONVINCE DENISE TO KEEP IT

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BEFORE RESTORE

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AFTER RESTORE

GALLET
MODIFIED
&
SIGNED
FHF 150

Features
manual wind
sweep second

Data
15 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 41h

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME
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