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    Hello,

    I recently acquired a Gallet MulitChron that I am trying to identify. I've done some research but failed to find the exact dial. I suspect it was manufactured in the late 1950's to early 1960's, prior to the Jim Clark model. It's a manual wind with a stainless steel case, I can find no other markings. Any information would be appreciated.


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    Re: Vintage Gallet Identification help

    Hi,

    Looks like this model 12.

    GalletWorld.com - Jim Clark and Gallet

    I'm no expert on these. Others may know more.

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    Re: Vintage Gallet Identification help

    Chronograph hands don't look original. Hand for hour counter is too long. Chronograph seconds hand is also rather long. Small seconds and minute counter are too fat in the center. All the chronograph hands are very white, compared with the hour and minute hand. I would conclude that all the chronograph hands are replacements.
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    Re: Vintage Gallet Identification help

    Don´t want to bring anyone down but the Gallet script doesn´t look as others should. And Gallet MC12's should have lumed numerals instead of printed.
    It is VERY possible that besides the hands (which are all replaced and not original anymore) this is a redial.


    Any way to give us a movement shot?

    It should house and EP4 Or in rarer cases a VJ72 Which should both be marked Gallet and JXR (importcode if it was sold over the pond)
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    Re: Vintage Gallet Identification help

    Thanks. I will try to get photos of the movement. I bought the watch from a well respected antique dealer (although he specializes in pocket, not wrist watches). I've met him a few times. He recently acquired it when he purchased an entire jewelry store after the owner passed away. I purchased it at a watch show, not at his store so I didn't get a chance to see the movement. I was told that this particular watch was not part of the store's inventory. It was owners actual watch. The dealer thought it was from the late '50's - early '60's. He wasn't sure if the hands were replaced or just painted. He guessed the movement was either a Valjoux or Excelsior.

    I will will post more once I learn additional information.

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    Re: Vintage Gallet Identification help

    If it's a MultiChron 12 (which it appears to be), then it should have either an EP40 or Valjoux 72, right? Can't speak to the dial issues except to say the Gallet script, if correct, looks circa mid-1950s. It looks a lot like the name on my MultiChron 45 of the same period, which I'm wearing now. It has the EP4 movement. I just acquired a a Gallet by Racine three-register chrono, probably 1960s, with the EP40-68. It's a bit crusty and needs a deep service for the movement.
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    Re: Vintage Gallet Identification help

    I also believe that the dial has been redone. The sweep central seconds hand of the chronograph seems to be from an Excélsior Park and, if you find a "H" engraved in one lug, then more than likely your Gallet assembles an Excélsior Park 40 (and not the Valjoux 72).
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    Re: Vintage Gallet Identification help

    I am certain it is a redial, but honestly it's one of the better jobs I've come across. I had to cross-ref with some photos in my archive to check on this.




    That said, it looks to be in great shape, have a look at the movement but it will probably need a full service. I agree, you'll probably find the EP40 under the hood. Wear it and enjoy it!
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    Re: Vintage Gallet Identification help

    Quote Originally Posted by DragonDan View Post
    I am certain it is a redial, but honestly it's one of the better jobs I've come across. I had to cross-ref with some photos in my archive to check on this.




    That said, it looks to be in great shape, have a look at the movement but it will probably need a full service. I agree, you'll probably find the EP40 under the hood. Wear it and enjoy it!
    Glad to see my suspicions are still correct and I still know my MCs ;)
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