Letter I received from Gallet describing the Watch I have listed for sale
From: Gallet Watch
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:51 AM
To: John L.
Subject: RE: Your Gallet Watch...
Dear John L.
Thanks for sending the images of your Gallet watch.
You indeed have a very special and rare Gallet watch and
quite a nice item to find. It is named the MultiChron model 30. It is called
the model 30 due to its ability to records events up to 30 minutes in duration.
This particular version was provided to US Army artillery
officers during World War II for measuring the relative distance of munitions
blasts, hence the military specification black dial (face). This model was
produced in very small quantities for this purpose and never mass distributed
for general consumption. As these watches were used in combat situations, they
are generally never found in this nice of condition.
You watch will function for many more decades if it is
properly serviced. I recommend not using it until it is fully cleaned and
re-lubricated properly. Using it with degraded oils can cause permanent damage
to the delicate internal mechanism.
I personally feel that this special timepiece is worth
the cost of our $650 Maintenance Package to have it serviced, especially if you
plan to wear it at all. Also, if you send it to us for servicing, we would like
to have our collections department photograph it for our archives and the
upcoming Gallet book.
If you decide to have it serviced, respond to this email
and I will provide you with an Official Service Order Number and other relevant