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    Gallet Decimal watch with caliber EP40

    This is the only known example of a 3-subdial decimal watch, circa early 1950's.

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    Re: Gallet Decimal watch with caliber EP40

    If so it's amazing.
    Did Gallet confirm that?
    is dial oeiginal?
    what exactly were decimal chronograph s use for?
    thanks for posting a lovely timepiece
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    Re: Gallet Decimal watch with caliber EP40

    Hi Adam,
    I emailed DL about it, he says these were special-order only. The dial is most definitely original. It can only fit on an EP40 movement.
    As far as what they were used for, I know my grandfather used his decimal for his engineering work. What exactly I'm not sure. Anything that would require timing in units rather than seconds.

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    Re: Gallet Decimal watch with caliber EP40

    Quote Originally Posted by DragonDan View Post
    Hi Adam,
    I emailed DL about it, he says these were special-order only. The dial is most definitely original. It can only fit on an EP40 movement.
    As far as what they were used for, I know my grandfather used his decimal for his engineering work. What exactly I'm not sure. Anything that would require timing in units rather than seconds.

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    Fantastic. I am glad David got back to you.
    I am 'thinking' that 'decimal' was used in military on timing firing of guns - will research it more

    Thanks for posting back
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    Re: Gallet Decimal watch with caliber EP40

    Found this explanation
    Decimal
    The decimal insert can be used for statistical analysis or for calculating the price of a work process The decimal insert cuts an hour into 100's instead of 60's. As an example, the chronograph is started when a work process is initiated or stopped when the process is complete. The time of the process can now be read directly on the bezel and referenced to the cost pr. minute.

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    Re: Gallet Decimal watch with caliber EP40

    Didn't know how this was called, good that you mentioned Daniel and Adam for the definition.Obviously there were different units per minutes, 10 and 100.

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    Re: Gallet Decimal watch with caliber EP40

    Emre
    Thats a cool looking watch
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    Re: Gallet Decimal watch with caliber EP40

    Erme, that is a cool watch. Just remember, having a nice timepiece in your collection is a benefit, not a cost!
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    Re: Gallet Decimal watch with caliber EP40

    Quote Originally Posted by DragonDan View Post
    Erme, that is a cool watch. Just remember, having a nice timepiece in your collection is a benefit, not a cost!
    ~D
    very apt words
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    Re: Gallet Decimal watch with caliber EP40

    Thank you gents. Self motivating me also with your statement ' having a nice timepiece in your collection is a benefit, not a cost ", and bought a Kelek just yesterday, Gallet coming soon. But won't pull the trigger without consulting you Daniel.
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