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Date/Report Number …..05U614.LWW Item WWII 1940 GALLET EXCELSIOR PARK JULES RACINE PRINGLE 1/10 MARK II AIR MINISTRY TIMER
 

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Description of item: VINTAGE OVERHAULED SERVICED RESTORED 1940 GALLET EXCELSIOR PARK JULES RACINE PRINGLE 1/10 MARK II AIR MINISTRY TIMER  DOUBLE PATENT J BRIDGE.

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $499.00


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GALLET EXCELSIOR PARK
AIR MINISTRY MILITARY TIMER

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OVERHAULED
SERVICED
RESTORED
1940
GALLET
EXCELSIOR PARK
JULES RACINE
DOUBLE PATENT
J BRIDGE
AND
SPARE PARTS
COMPARTMENT

GALLET
PRINGLE
1/10
MARK II

AIR MINISTRY
TIMER

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WWII BRITISH GALLET TIMER

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GALLET
THE HISTORY IS PART OF YOUR APPRAISAL.

Gallet is the world√Ę‚‚¨‚„Ęs 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 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. 

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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 EXCELSIER PARK;

1864 - 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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CASE BACK SAYS IT ALL
PRINGLE
1/10 MARK II
2863
1940
BROADARROW

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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√ƒ¬®res and produces chronographs. 

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

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NOTE THE LARGE ONION CROWN
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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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INTERIOR CASE BACK IS FINISHED

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1918 Jeanneret-Brehm begins manufacturing under the company name Excelsior Park. Deriving the name from Jenneret-Brehm 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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INTERIOR HINGED CASE BACK
DETAILED

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BRITISH PATTERNS Vs GSTP

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FOR MUCH OF HER HISTORY, THE BRITISH WAR DEPARTMENT SUPPLIED PRECISE DETAILS ON ALL FACETS OF THEIR TIMES PIECES. THEY TESTED THEM AND THEY WERE THEN ASSIGNED A USE NUMBER AND PATTERN.

ALL WATCHES WERE GOVERNED BY SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS. FROM MOVEMENTS TO CASES TO DIALS, WATCHES SPECIFICATIONS WERE PROVIDED AND A "PATTERN" ASSIGNED. SO, A PATTERN WAS IN FACT REQUIRED.

BUT, IN 1938, WITH WAR BEATING ON THE DOOR, THE BRITISH, WHO NORMALLY WOULD HAVE REQUIRED TESTING AND ASSIGNED PATTERNS TO THE DIFFERENT WATCHES, SIMPLY MADE A CALL ON WATCH MANUFACTURERS AND PROVIDED BASIC REQUIREMENTS AND THEN STAMPED THE THOUSANDS OF TIMERS AND POCKET WATCHES WITH AN ABBREVIATION OF THE WORDS,   GOVERNMENT SERVICE TEMPORARY PATTERN: GTSP G.T.S.P. GT/SP

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PATENT
SPARE PARTS COMPARTMENT
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WITH PARTS

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PATENT
"J" BRIDGE

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SWISS BARS
FINISHED PLATES
SERIAL # J BRIDGE NUMBERS
VERIFY WWII DATE

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BRITISH MILITARY WATCHES

In 1939, with war on the horizon, the British War Department realized they required time pieces. With no plans and knowing that a shortage of watches would surely occur, they quickly purchased watches from numerous Swiss watch makers and retailers.Each watch had to have 15 jewels, luminous black or white dial, and subsidiary seconds dial. Most were snap backs though there were higher grades with screw backs.

Most of these pocket watches were titled "General Service" AND classified as "Temporary Pattern". Thus they were stamped "GSTP". These GSTP watches would become the work horse of the military. From Radio operators to drivers, they fulfilled the requirements of keeping time through out the war.

Note: at the conclusion of the hostilities, most of the watches purchased by the various Government Buyers were destroyed due to a deal with suppliers. The suppliers had sold these watches at a discount and they did not want the market flooded at the wars conclusion with "surplus military watches".

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GSTP / BROADARROW

BROAD ARROW

A broad arrow or pheon is a type of arrow with a typically flat barbed head. It is a symbol used traditionally in heraldry, most notably in England, and later the United Kingdom to mark government property.

The Office of Ordnance was created by Henry VIII in 1544. It dates back to the position of Master of Ordnance, one of whom, Nicholas Merbury, was present at the Battle of Agincourt. The Office became the Board of Ordnance in 1597, its principal duties being to supply guns, ammunition, stores and equipment to the King's Navy. The headquarters and main arsenal of the Office were in the White Tower of the Tower of London. The broad arrow mark has been used over the years by the Office and Board to signify at first objects purchased from the monarch's money and later to indicate government property. With the demise of the Board in 1855, the War Department and today's Ministry of Defense continued to use the mark. The arrow also appears in the Ordnance Survey logo.

The broad arrow frequently appeared on military boxes and equipment such as canteens, bayonets and rifles, as well as the British prison uniform from the 1870s, and even earlier, that of transportees in British penal colonies such as Australia The broad arrow marks were also used by Commonwealth countries on their ordnance.

The broad arrow was used by the British to mark trees intended for ship building use in North America during colonial times. Three axe strikes resembling an arrowhead and shaft, were marked on large mast-grade trees.

It is currently a criminal offense in the United Kingdom to reproduce the broad arrow without authority

BRITISH PATTERNS Vs GSTP

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FOR MUCH OF HER HISTORY, THE BRITISH WAR DEPARTMENT SUPPLIED PRECISE DETAILS ON ALL FACETS OF THEIR TIMES PIECES. THEY TESTED THEM AND THEY WERE THEN ASSIGNED A USE NUMBER AND PATTERN. IN FACT, AS THE FOLLOWING DEMONSTRATES, THEY WERE STRAIGHT UP:

ALL WATCHES WERE GOVERNED BY SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS. FROM MOVEMENTS TO CASES TO DIALS, WATCHES SPECIFICATIONS WERE PROVIDED AND A "PATTERN" ASSIGNED. SO, A PATTERN WAS IN FACT REQUIRED.

BUT, IN 1938, WITH WAR BEATING ON THE DOOR, THE BRITISH, WHO NORMALLY WOULD HAVE REQUIRED TESTING AND ASSIGNED PATTERNS TO THE DIFFERENT WATCHES, SIMPLY MADE A CALL ON WATCH MANUFACTURERS AND PROVIDED BASIC REQUIREMENTS AND THEN STAMPED THE THOUSANDS OF TIMERS AND POCKET WATCHES WITH AN ABBREVIATION OF THE WORDS,   GOVERNMENT SERVICE TEMPORARY PATTERN: GTSP G.T.S.P. GT/SP

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CONDITION
- EXCELLENT- 
TIMER WINDS RUNS SETS & RESETS
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