Fake Gallet Decimal stopwatch???

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    Fake Gallet Decimal stopwatch???

    I found this stopwatch cleaning out some old things I put aside from when my stepfater passed away. Mind you I've moved twice and it' been almost 8 years since he passed. But, I thought I'd look up some of the old things that were laying around. Mind you my stepdad would have been 83 this year.

    I found this Gallet Decimal stop watch. Looking it up I found similar ones BUT this one has had the glass removed at some point and in raised number 8584 was added and the "Decimal" is smaller then the Gallet, which is very unlike any I searched.

    Also, the box it was in had odd numbers on it to. 753-06-230-?21 or 4, Model #301 and ?dial? #8584.

    See for yourself and please let me know your opinion, it is in way too good of shape to be real and it has a John Deere key chain attached (he worked for John Deere as an enginee for 30 years but he was a huge war buff and served in the Korean war).


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    Re: Fake Gallet Decimal stopwatch???

    Just because there is a dial variation between your watch and what you can find on the web does necessarily mean you have a fake. Makers were far less OCD about dial uniformity in the past. Indeed, stopwatches were rarely faked as far as I can tell.

    Nice pics... pics of the insides (the movement) would be helpful.
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    Re: Fake Gallet Decimal stopwatch???

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Just because there is a dial variation between your watch and what you can find on the web does necessarily mean you have a fake. Makers were far less OCD about dial uniformity in the past. Indeed, stopwatches were rarely faked as far as I can tell.

    Nice pics... pics of the insides (the movement) would be helpful.
    I don't know how to properly open it. I know better then to grab a butter knife . Any suggestions?

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    Re: Fake Gallet Decimal stopwatch???

    Quote Originally Posted by bri3828593 View Post
    I don't know how to properly open it. I know better then to grab a butter knife . Any suggestions?
    In the links and articles section at the top of the forum there is a thread on how to open pocket watch cases... I bet it will help.
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    Re: Fake Gallet Decimal stopwatch???

    Thank you Eeeb

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    Re: Fake Gallet Decimal stopwatch???

    You have a standard later-model decimal stopwatch. It has the Excelsior Park 3364 movement, the workhorse caliber for this type of watch. Gallet must have made tens of thousands of these, I see them all the time for sale. Still, a strong stopwatch with a good quality movement.
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