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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:27 pm 
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This is a tough one to part with but I’m being ruthless in my commitment to consolidating the collection. Looks great and has excellent long term value.

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Price is $6000USD (PayPal to friends or bank wire).
Current value estimates are $6k USD and up and this one is in excellent condition. So I believe it’s priced quite fairly.

Watch is located here with me in Victoria BC Canada and will ship from here. Shipping costs to US / CAN to be included if paying full price.

Highly collectible for some time, the now rare Gallet by Racine Excel-o-Graph was designed for aviation, navigation, engineering, and scientific use, utilizing a rotating bezel for precise calculations. According to sources, due to the extraordinaty Excelsior Park calibre 40.68 manual movement with low-mass Glucydur balance wheel, the watch was known to be one of the most accurate professional chronographs of the 20th century.

This Excel-o-graph is an excellent example and from my understanding in all original condition. A complete service was done to the EP40-68 movement just prior to my purchasing it in 2017. See photos. I am just the third owner, purchasing it from a professional watchmaker who had owned it himself for years.

Dial and slide rule rings: All are in excellent condition. Lume on the markers is intact and equal in colour. The dial has developed some tropical patina that is hard to show in photos. Outer slide rule rings are clean and free of oxidation or staining.

Bezel: In excellent condition. Surprising given the polished surface. Rotates smoothly and easily but not too loose.

Crystal: clean acrylic slightly domed.

Case: the case is still very sharp with some light marks but no dings or deep scratches. Excellent condition for a 50+ yr old watch.

Strap: Perfectly matching blue sueded vintage style strap in excellent lightly worn condition.

Included is a magazine advertisement I was able to obtain for the same model and a copy of the user instructions apparently made available by the late Chuck Maddox who spent years hunting for a fine example of this grail for himself.

Terms of payment to be determined by agreement with the buyer.

No returns so please ask all questions. Photos and description are an accurate description of the condition.

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Thanks Breitling Source and thanks to all for having a look.


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I’m open to offers on this great collectible piece.
Also would consider a trade straight across or with some cash either way for the right watch.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:39 pm 
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an amazing timepiece for sure. Great sale

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Jhdscript wrote:
an amazing timepiece for sure. Great sale
Thanks @Jhdscript


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:08 pm 
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Still looking for a good new home.


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Wasn’t in a rush to sell this but some things have changed so I’d like to move it on to a new home.
Going to drastically drop the price from $6k to $4700USD including shipping to most places. Taking a loss on it, but my loss is your gain.

Ships from Canada.

I believe that’s a heck of a deal for a rare and very collectible and fully serviced watch.

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Bumping this rare bird up.


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This has got to have someone’s name on it. Such a beauty.
I’d take it in partial trade for a 5 digit Rolex Sub.


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