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Gallet Flying Officer 1st Generation USAAF circa 1940 Museum!

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Extraordinary museum quality condition 1st generation USAAF (US Army Air Force) version Gallet Flying Officer chronograph circa 1940 with mint unpolished clam shell case, pristine original radium lume dial and early kite shaped luminous hands. Powered by modified Venus 150 17 jewel manual wind movement with registers for constant seconds and 30 minutes. Case measuring 34.5 x 42mm with clam shell caseback secured by 4 screws and rotating 12 hours bi-directional bezel.

Featuring a pristine condition, flawless original very technical matte silver dial signed Gallet and Brevet + Dep, and also signed SWISS. With outer ring designating world cities in a double row of black and red printing, and inner red snail-style tachymeter. This model was produced to provide the means for military pilots to easily track time zones across countries during flight. With all original pushers, crown, dial, all 5 hands, radium lume, and very little worn beefy lug unpolished case.

While this is not a large watch, it is most certainly an important watch given it’s extraordinary condition. If there is a Gallet museum, no question this piece would qualify. As for provenance, sadly we have very little information about the original owner. However, we do know, that the watch was purchased at a yard sale, from the owner’s widow after being found in a dresser drawer. It rapidly changed hands before soon there after arriving on our doorstep. Lesson for all; check those dresser and nightstand drawers at your local yard sales and storage units!

Just fully serviced and offered with our 1 year warranty of accurate time keeping and operation. Fitted with your choice of distressed or other sporty leather strap. Includes our highly prized quality Italian leather watch pouch, a $55.00 value.

 

Model name: Flight Officer (1st Generation USAAF version)
Reference #: n/a
Movement type: chronograph, manual wind
Calibre: modified Venus 150
Case material: stainless steel
Case back: 4 screw compression “clamshell”
Dimensions: 34.5mm x 42mm
Bracelet: leather or mil. spec. canvas
Water resistance: 30m
Production years: 1939 – 1945
Serial numbers: often without serial numbers
ApplicationUnited States Army Air Forces version
Notes4 screw compression case, red snail-style tachymeter, minor dial variations, luminous chrono hand
Model name: Flight Officer (1st Generation USAAF version)
Reference #: n/a
Movement type: chronograph, manual wind
Calibre: modified Venus 150
Case material: stainless steel
Case back: 4 screw compression “clamshell”
Dimensions: 34.5mm x 42mm
Bracelet: leather or mil. spec. canvas
Water resistance: 30m
Production years: 1939 – 1945
Serial numbers: often without serial numbers
ApplicationUnited States Army Air Forces version
Notes4 screw compression case, red snail-style tachymeter, minor dial variations, luminous chrono hand
Model name: Flight Officer (1st Generation USAAF version)
Reference #: n/a
Movement type: chronograph, manual wind
Calibre: modified Venus 150
Case material: stainless steel
Case back: 4 screw compression “clamshell”
Dimensions: 34.5mm x 42mm
Bracelet: leather or mil. spec. canvas
Water resistance: 30m
Production years: 1939 – 1945
Serial numbers: often without serial numbers
ApplicationUnited States Army Air Forces version
Notes4 screw compression case, red snail-style tachymeter, minor dial variations, luminous chrono hand

 

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