Movement : Manually Would Valjoux 7730
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : Circa. Late 1960s
Case Size : 35mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned / Near New Old Stock
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Chrome Case & Stainless Steel Back
Service History : Unknown Service History - 6-Month NON WATERPROOF Warranty
Points of Mention
This is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original Gallet box or original Gallet paperwork. The watch comes paired black NATO strap. The watch is in "Near New Old Stock" condition, meaning in my professional opinion it is as close to NOS as you can get, please see the photos to judge yourself too. The watch is all original and is in fantastic condition, the dial and hands are too. Inside is a Valjoux 7730, this movement has been modified by Gallet to be a true 24-hour watch. There is no known service history but the watch is running fantastic and comes with a 6-month non-waterproof warranty.
Gallet has a history going back as far as 1466 with references to a Gallet family making clocks. But officially Gallet says they were founded in 1826 when the company was registered by Julian Gallet. At that time it was called Gallet & Cle. They are recognised as the Masters of the Chronograph. 24-hour watches have a history dating back to the 1300s where town clocks had 2 12 hour dials that over time merged into a single dial. These 24 hour tool watches were used by many professions for its convenience including pilots, military personnel and travellers that went through many different time zones. This Gallet 24-Hour Multi-Chronograph has a 35mm chrome case. A stepped bezel protects the domed acrylic crystal. Grey dial with a 60 seconds track around the outside, lumed Arabic numerals marking the hours. At 3 o’clock a 30-minute register and at 9 o’clock a continuous 60-second register. Sword’s hands outlined in black with lume infill with a chronograph seconds hands completes the dial. The iconic Gallet name with the G incorporating watch hands sits at 12 o’clock. Inside we have the Manually Wound Valjoux 7730 17 Jewels Beating at 18800 Beats per hour. Fitted on an 18mm black nylon Nato strap.
I had seen a similar example to this for sale by another watch dealer in Europe and I immediately loved it, so when this one arrived at my office and was in this condition I was even more excited! Especially when I realised I could price this at a similar price to the used example that sold, always enjoying bringing something truly beautiful and also incredibly fair priced in the market.