Service Gallet: Excelior Park calibre 42.

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I got this interesting Gallet commander. It’s in need of a service as it randomly keeps stopping.

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The Excelsior Park 42 is the worlds first and only oval chronograph movement.

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I remove the hands and dial.

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I start taking the movement apart.

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The movement is a little discoloured, but no broken parts.

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An unusual feature is how the forth wheel and chronograph driving wheel are one part.

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Here you can see the gear train layout.

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All the parts have been cleaned and the movement is ready to be put back together.

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I see that the balance moves freely.

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Base movement back together.

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Movement starts running straight away as the balance is put in place.

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Nothing wrong with the performance.

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I take the case apart for cleaning. Note the paint on the chapter ring is very sensitive.

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I decide to fit the movement in it’s case, while fitting the chronograph layer.

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All the parts back in place looking good and working like they should.

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Here you can see the winding/setting mechanism back in place.

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The dial and hands back in place. The dial has been restored at one point a long time ago, but is unique in it’s own way and looks very nice.

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I fit the chapter ring, I have filled in the damaged paint and varnished it to stabilise the old paint.

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I’m happy with that!

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Great looking chronograph!

 

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3 Responses to Service Gallet: Excelior Park calibre 42.

  1. Andrew Cookson says:

    It’s a great looking watch but I don’t see why they made the movement oval shape? Is there any advantage in doing this?

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  2. matabog says:

    LOL!!! Oval shape! I thought it’s been dropped down the stairs.

    Great job with the chapter ring!

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