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Date/Report Number …..070113.LWWBPW Item GALLET-EXCELSIOR- PARK-DOUBLE- CHRONOGRAPH

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Description of item: VINTAGE GALLET JULES RACINE EXCELSIOR PARK LARGE DOUBLE CHRONOGRAPH RATTRAPANTE ARMY NAVY AIRCORP 1937-43 WITH JULES RACINE GALLET/EXCELSIOR PARK 7 JEWEL CHRONOGRAPH MOVEMENT TIMERS/RATTRAPANTE/CHRONO DO NOT REQUIRE MORE THEAN 7 JEWELS WITH WITH LEATHER FOB

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $675.00


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GALLET
JULES RACINE
EXCELSIOR PARK
LARGE
DOUBLE CHRONOGRAPH
RATTRAPANTE
ARMY NAVY AIRCORP

1937-43

WITH

JULES RACINE
GALLET/EXCELSIOR PARK
7 JEWEL
CHRONOGRAPH MOVEMENT

TIMERS/RATTRAPANTE/CHRONO
DO NOT REQUIRE MORE THEAN 7 JEWELS

WITH

WITH LEATHER FOB

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57X82 W/BAIL/BALE

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THE WHITE ENAMEL DIAL IS IN MINT CONDITION
THIS IS A RARE 10 SECOND DIAL
LIKE THE JITTERBUG A-8 NAVIGATION TIMER

THE NUMERALS ARE MARKED 1 THRU 10
1-9 BLACK
10 IN RED

THE SUB REGISTER IN RED AND BLACK
COUNT MINUTES


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GALLET
THE HISTORY IS PART OF YOUR APPRAISAL.

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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HERE WE SEE BOTH HANDS
I STOPPED THE BLACK AND YOU CAN SEE THE RED WAS MOVING
NOTE THERE ARE 6 MARKS TO EATCH NUMBER IN SUB-DIAL
ROTATION 6 TIMES TO EACH MINUTE
CONDITION IS NEAR MINT

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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.

THE Decimal Artillery Timer stopwatch manufactured by Gallet, used on Tank landing Ship #13 during the D-Day Invasion of Normandy

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FURTHER, GALLET WAS A MAJOR PARTNER & BACKER WITH JULES RACINE AND GALLET WAS A MAJOR PARTNER & BACKER WITH EXCELSIOR PARK;

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.

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HERE I CLICKED AND BOTH HANDS JOINED AS ONE AGAIN

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MULTIPLE EVENT TIMING

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OPERATES PERFECTLY

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HERE THE HANDS CATCH UP WITH ONE CLICK
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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 Fr√®res and produces chronographs. 

On March 21th 1891 a sport stopwatch called ‚€œExcelsior‚€? is patented by Alb. Jeanneret et Fr√®res, it has a movement side bridge in the shape of J; which l becomes a trademark for Excelsior Park

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INNER CASE BACK SNAPS ON
SIGNED JULES RACINE CO SWISS
IF YOU READ THE GALLET INFO AT TOP
YOU WOULD HAVE READ THAT JULES RACINE
WAS THE SELIING ARM FOR GALLET
AND  EXCELSIOR PARK

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By 1902, the company is named of Jeanneret-Brehm and Co and sells 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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OUTER HINGED CASE BACK IS FINISHED ON IT'S INTERIOR

MODEL "R"


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1918 ‚€“ Jeanneret-Brehm begins manufacturing under the company name Excelsior Park. Deriving the name from Jenneret-Brehm‚€™s previously registered ‚€œExcelsior‚€? trademark, the English variation of the French word for ‚€œpark‚€? 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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CASE BACK FINISH

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INNER MOISTURE/DUST COVER

 

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A NICE PERIOD FOB

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THE CASE BACK HAS A
PERMENANT WWII MILITARY BADGE


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CLOSE-UP

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COMPLICATED MOVEMENT WORKS PERFECTLY


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THIS WONDERFUL MOVEMENT IS OVERHAULED
ALL FEATURES AND COMPLICATIONS WORK

SIGNED
JULES RACINE & CO
SWISS
7 SEVEN JEWELS
UNADJUSTED

NOTE BALANCE ADJUSTER

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
TIMER WINDS RUNS SETS & RESETS
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