I've been doing some research on vintage pieces to replace a watch that was stolen a while back, and have narrowed it down to a Breitling or Gallet chrono. I came across the following Gallet:
GALLET - CRONOGRAFO vintage originale - OCCASIONE on eBay (end time 27-Aug-10 22:24:56 BST)
Apart from the fact that I'd unconvinced it's a 40s watch (I believe it's 50s) there are a few things I was hoping someone could shed some light on!
1) I've seen a very similar piece before, but it had flat, rectangular pushers. Am I right in saying the oval pushers are correct?
2) Don't know enough about the movement - I believe this watch should use the distinctly average Venus 170, but I thought all Venus mvmts were engraved with their ref? This one does not appear to be.
3) The dial and hands look original and in decent, but not "over-restored" or re-dialed condition....
4) The inside case-back puzzles me - the 3 "bits" of writing (incl the odd scribble in the middle that looks like it's been partly polished out) appear to have been etched at different depths, and are poorly aligned. Suspicious?
5) Not sure if anyone is able/allowed to comment on worth/whether this seems like a good deal, but any direction would be massively appreciated! EDIT - as per forum rules, I know there are no comments on valuation as such, but general guidance would be very useful (i.e. is it a rip-off)!
Thanks to all!