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Hi, I've had this watch since 1973 and have never known much about it. I've read the history of Gallet but can't find this in "The Complete Price Guide" Anyone have any idea what model it is? Any idea of its approximate worth? Oh , I'm really new at this so please excuse the photos. Thank you for any comments
A nice 2-pusher Cronograph by Gallet !
If you have read about the history of Gallet it is not necessary to tell you about the manufacturer.
Was the watch new in 1973 ?
As far as i can see from the tiny pictures (sorry)
The movement is a Valjoux 72 calibre. The model seems to be one of the 'Gallet Multichron' line.
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Gerald, Thanks for the information. Yes , The watch was new in 1973 (It of course may have been on the shelf a while) As I said I'm just learning about the fine art of posting pictures. Your information there will also be a big help, Thanks again, Mike
Gerald ,thank you again. You have opened a whole new area of investigation for me. (Valjoux) Mike
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Michael that,s a nice chrono if you decide too sale it be sure and let me know..email@example.com
Samie, Actually , my wife gave me this watch so probably I'll not be TOO tempted to sell it. If it were for sale can you give me an idea of what it might bring?
I saw this on ebay and wanted it. But can't afford it right now.
Ebay Item number: 140340743265. It's a Gallet.
Sold on ebay for $761 on Aug 31,2009
I've just noticed your Gallet Chrono. Here's a very nice one I have which is almost identical. I've seen watches of this style & vintage, in good condition selling for approx. $900.00 - $1200.00
Wayne, if I'm correct the watch you showed may not be totally authentic. I think you'll find the style of case, although it looks great has probably been altered from the original.
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Thanks Dave, I'm glad I couldn't afford it!
I forgot to mention your chrono, and mine date back to the middle 1950's.
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Thank you Dave and Wayne. I'd better take better care of my watch! I actually lost it in a snow drift last year and when I discovered it had fallen off my wrist ,backtracked (rural mailroute)and found one end of the band sticking out of the snow at the base of a mailbox.. At least I hadn't run over it. I now wear it only occasionaly to church.
Wayne, what do you suppose the spiral track on the dial of the watch you showed was used to time?
Thanks again, Mike
Inside spiral track is a Tachymeter. Normaly the tachymeter is on the outer edge near or on the bezel on most chronograph watches that have this feature. I have never seen a watch with the tachymeter on the inside in a spiral configuration before. I have never needed to use a tachymeter & don't know how to use it. Any tackymeter experts out there?
I know how to use the Tachymeter but didn't recognize it as such, Thanks. To use the meter(on mine anyway) you run a vehicle through a measured mile starting the meter at the beginning and stopping the meter at the end. The meter reading on the tach is miles per hour over the measured mile. On todays New Mexico highways with
a constant supply of mile markers it is amazing how close the watch is to the speedometer . There may well be other more technical uses but thats how I've always used it. Mike
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Michael and Wayne, here is a good description of a Tachometer and it's use....
BTW, Great looking watches....
Hi Jerry, Actually both of these watches are marked TELEMETER Which I have just come to find is a meter used to measure distance from something which is both audible and visible , such as lightning strikes or artillery flashes.
A TACHOMETER is the gauge on your dashboard that tells you engine speed.
I think TACKYMETER is a word used to denote a gauge that you don't know what the **** does , but measures something.
Actually, I would think there are other meanings for all of these and I certainly am open for comment and correction. Seems like I've seen meters that are actually marked tackymeter but it may have been in my dreams... Mike
Tachymeter - speed
Telemeter - distance of par example a thunderstorm
Both are on the three watches
Aha!! You are right Gerald.. Heck if I'd known it didn't have a tachometer I'd have never bought it Mike
I have noticed over the years that a chronograph with a fully numbered hour register sub dial will likely be a Valjoux 72 as opposed to a Venus or Landeron movement. Just a casual observation based on my success at buying Valjoux 72 chronos. at live auctions without opening case. (Also one can deduce a pillar wheel operating system from a cam system by the "feel" of the operating pusher)
Hello to all,
This is my first post here.
I have noticed that Gallet is purchasing watches for building the Gallet museum collection.
I sold for them an pocket Gallet in Ebay.
If 14 lignes, it is Valjoux 22. Precursor to Valjoux 23 (13 lignes). There's one on my bench now. Sliding gear is distinctive.
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