Sadly enough, the world of "imaginative" restorations/ frankenstein/ marriage watches/ outright forgeries have come to light. With the resurgence in the last couple of years due to the buzz around their newest publicly-released watch, the Gallet Racing Heritage chronograph.
We've seen some pretty crummy attempts at people trying to pass off 'shaggy dogs' as the real thing.
I must thank forum user TucayJordan for this idea, it is apparently time.
So, let's add to this thread for all questions regarding the authenticity of Gallet watches.
My intent is not to call out people for posting something for sale, because it's quite probable that the current owner does not know the history of the piece, or it was simply worked on by unqualified people and the owner does not have the specific knowledge to determine good from bad. Yes, there are people that are actually trying to defraud potential buyers, but the idea of this thread is to help a buyer to make the best purchase possible.
I have a very solid knowledge of Gallet's history and their watches, but I'm certainly not the only Gallet aficionado here. I welcome the help of anyone that has information on the piece in question.