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Gallet. An unusual stainless steel mid-size chronograph wristwatch with black dial
This lot is offered without reserve. VALJOUX CALIBER 69 The following five lots, 167 to 171, are all fitted with the well-known Valjoux caliber 69 movement. It was used by many reputable manufacturers for their ladies and boy size chronograph wristwatches. With its diameter of 10.5 lines, the Valjoux caliber 69 is still today one of the smallest chronograph movements ever made and much appreciated by collectors.
Gallet. An unusual stainless steel mid-size chronograph wristwatch with black dial

SIGNED GALLET & CO., CASE NO. 812628, CIRCA 1950

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Gallet. An unusual stainless steel mid-size chronograph wristwatch with black dial
Signed Gallet & Co., case no. 812628, circa 1950
Cal. Valjoux 69 10.5''' nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, the black dial with applied pink gilt Arabic numerals, outer five minute divisions, two subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 30 minutes register, in small circular case with downturned lugs, snap on back, two oval chronograph buttons in the band, case, dial and movement signed
26 mm. diam.
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Lot Essay

Gallet & Cie. SA of La Chaux de Fonds, New York and Les Brenets was founded in 1826 by Julien Gallet. He later passed it on to his two sons, one of whom was Leon L. Gallet (1832-1899) who renamed the firm "Leon Gallet".

Already in 1864 Leon and his brother had established a branch in New York in partnership with Jules Racine, New York. In 1979 the firm was listed as Gallet Guinand and Racine was still importing their watches into the US.
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