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FSOT: Vintage 1950s

Up for grabs is a fantastic example of the 1950's Gallet Multichron 12H "Jim Clark." I bought this watch in 2018 for $5500 and quite honestly am just looking to break even. Happy to consider trades.

Case: 37.5mm without crown stainless steel case. This is the "twisted lugs" case, which is my favorite among the Gallet models. Unpolished. The case has normal wear as expected given the age of the watch but is in overall really nice condition.

Dial: This is the highlight of the watch. The original gilt, glossy dial is like a mirror in the sun. There is some patina developing around the lower half of the dial which can only be seen in certain lighting. The dial is also beginning to slightly turn tropical.

Movement: Excelsior Park caliber 40 in excellent, original condition. The watch winds, runs, and keeps great time. Chronograph functions as it should. I do not know the service history of the watch, so recommend it be serviced if you're planning on wearing it regularly.

Everything about this watch is original. This is a rare opportunity to own a historic, important piece in horology history.

Here is a link to photos:

Price: $5500 shipped within the US. I just want to break even. International shipping will be extra. I prefer PayPal for payment but am ok with wire given the price. The buyer will need to add 3% if he/she chooses PayPal goods/services. I have many references and am active on Instagram @Wristified if you need references.

Thanks for looking!

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