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    Re: Jim Clark & Motor Racing Watches of the 60's & 70's

    Apparently I'm late to this posting. Not much I can add here, except to post a photo of an EP40 movement. I have seen far more Excelsior Park calibers in the Multichron 12 than I have the Valjoux 72. That's okay in my book though, I really like it (the R72 is a close second!).

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    Re: Jim Clark & Motor Racing Watches of the 60's & 70's

    resurrecting an old thread with some new pics and a new "Jim Clark" watch that (to me) seems very clearly recognizable, others might disagree ;)

    we've been discussing this pic for ages and we'll never be to say for sure if it is a Breitling Top Time or an Enicar Sherpa Graph.



    but the watch Jim Clark was clearly wearing often in 1967 is a Breitling without doubt, a Navitimer ref. 806.

    here we see Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Colin Chapman and Keith Duckworth; Jim wearing his Navitimer. Le Mans, July 02, 1967



    doubts ?



    if that still seems inconclusive, here we have Jim in Monaco, 1967:



    and a last one, twin plane Navitimer 806:



    back to that first Le Mans pic, no way to tell what watch Graham Hill was wearing in Le Mans, here we have him with Nina Rindt at the Vienna Auto Show, probably 1968; very clearly wearing a Navitimer too:




    this:

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    Re: Jim Clark & Motor Racing Watches of the 60's & 70's

    Great thread to resurrect WF...and the twin Jet is one of my favorite incarnations of the Navitimer...Very nice example!! My interest is more toward the sky rather than the tarmac...Also 1967....
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    Re: Jim Clark & Motor Racing Watches of the 60's & 70's

    interesting stuff. certainly no reason the Breitling crowd can't include car-types!
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    That Breitling looks huge on Jim Clark's wrist. What size is it ?
    We know that he was an avid watch collector, and one thing is for sure -
    Like us ----- He rather fancied Swiss triple register chrono's !

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    @Jackruff: spectacular Cossie, congratulations !

    @Kazrich: bezel OD is about 41mm

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    Re: Jim Clark & Motor Racing Watches of the 60's & 70's

    I bought the actual Gallet Jim Clark watch with the notarized document by John Carlini off Ebay four or five years ago. It was sold to me by Carlini's son. I provided the information and copies of the documents to Gallet for their library since they were interested in it. I sold the watch, and supporting material, to a Jim Clark collector in the UK. There was no family document with the package attesting to any connection to Jim Clark. To the best of my knowledge that Gallet chronograph is still owned by the collector in the UK.

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    Re: Jim Clark & Motor Racing Watches of the 60's & 70's

    well, I had claimed there was no definite proof Jim Clark was wearing an Enicar Sherpa, but was clearly wrong.

    The blog by Gianvittorio Molteni provides ample proof, text is Italian, but the pictures speak for themselves:

    https://boldwatches.wordpress.com/20...-sherpa-graph/
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    Re: Jim Clark & Motor Racing Watches of the 60's & 70's

    Thanks for sharing that interesting article WatchFred. You don't see many Graphs with the light grey dial.
    Clark was a known watch freak and obviously favoured chronographs from many makers. He must have had a soft spot for the Enicar
    as he seems to have been wearing one before they sponsored him in 1967. It looks huge on his wrist.

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    Re: Jim Clark & Motor Racing Watches of the 60's & 70's

    I am bringing this old thread back to life, because this week it was announced by Gallet & Co. that they are in a partnership with the Jim Clark Trust. Gallet is officially introducing the Gallet Jim Clark Heritage model, and sponsoring the event as the official timekeeper at the Hockenheim track tomorrow, April 21st through 23rd, 2017.
    Premium partnership under the banner of Jim Clark - GALLET 1466 is the new Official Timekeeper | Bosch Hockenheim Historic


    Also, Gallet is helping the Scottish Borders Council and the Jim Clark Trust to put together a Jim Clark museum in Scotland.
    The new Jim Clark Museum, a Charities Crowdfunding Project in Duns, Berwickshire on Crowdfunder

    I am posting information as we are able on the Gallet pages on Facebook. These are exciting times!
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