Well, good watch fortunes have shone upon me again :)
I wrote a few months back of my wife's grandmother's gift to me of her father's 1931 Hamilton (https://forums.watchuseek.com/f2/vint...e-1044079.html). I tracked down Dan through the forum and he did a beautiful restoration on the watch.
Well, when up in Chicago is last weekend, my wife showed her grandmother the watch in all its restored splendor. She was so impressed that she gave me another one of her father's watches.
A beautiful Gallet chronograph.
First off, I was blown away by the smoothness of the pushers. I've got a Speedmaster and the pushers on this watch are much, much smoother. It's also still running, though it seems to be a bit fast and the hour counter of the chronograph function doesn't seem to be working (the minute register and running seconds work fine). The watch is small, maybe around 36mm, but has a great, modern thickness to it. The blued hands are gorgeous. I put it on a leather NATO strap and I think it creates a great wrist presence.
I'm not that familiar with the brand, but hodinkee actually recommended them as a nice vintage chronograph under $1,000 in an article I came across. Seem to be a few kicking around on the web but not a ton of readily available info.
Now...the work begins. First off, I can't seem to identify exactly which model this is. Seems like it's a MultiChron, but it doesn't match up to any of their listed models. Close, but not quite.
Gallet Chronograph Watch at Gallet Chronograph World
Any advice on where to get service? It definitely needs one. Also...to redial, or no? Dial is pretty worn, with only a hint of the old red numbers left. Would be great to see them pop again.
Well...off to research :)
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