Sold - Damas 1940's New Old Stock Vintage Chronograph Gallet Excelsior Park Calibre 14J 40 - Original Strap and Hang Tag - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant - ClockSavant
Sold - Damas 1940's New Old Stock Vintage Chronograph Gallet Excelsior Park Calibre 14J 40 - Original Strap and Hang Tag - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant - ClockSavant
Sold - Damas 1940's New Old Stock Vintage Chronograph Gallet Excelsior Park Calibre 14J 40 - Original Strap and Hang Tag - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant - ClockSavant
Sold - Damas 1940's New Old Stock Vintage Chronograph Gallet Excelsior Park Calibre 14J 40 - Original Strap and Hang Tag - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant - ClockSavant
Sold - Damas 1940's New Old Stock Vintage Chronograph Gallet Excelsior Park Calibre 14J 40 - Original Strap and Hang Tag - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant - ClockSavant
Sold - Damas 1940's New Old Stock Vintage Chronograph Gallet Excelsior Park Calibre 14J 40 - Original Strap and Hang Tag - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant - ClockSavant
Sold - Damas 1940's New Old Stock Vintage Chronograph Gallet Excelsior Park Calibre 14J 40 - Original Strap and Hang Tag - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant - ClockSavant
Sold - Damas 1940's New Old Stock Vintage Chronograph Gallet Excelsior Park Calibre 14J 40 - Original Strap and Hang Tag - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant - ClockSavant
Sold - Damas 1940's New Old Stock Vintage Chronograph Gallet Excelsior Park Calibre 14J 40 - Original Strap and Hang Tag - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant - ClockSavant
Sold - Damas 1940's New Old Stock Vintage Chronograph Gallet Excelsior Park Calibre 14J 40 - Original Strap and Hang Tag - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant - ClockSavant

Sold - Damas 1940's New Old Stock Vintage Chronograph Gallet Excelsior Park Calibre 14J 40 - Original Strap and Hang Tag - Fully Serviced by ClockSavant

Regular price $3,600.00 $2,950.00 Sale

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Summary

This stunning time capsule from the 1940's  is an ultra-rare new old stock example of the outstanding Excelsior Park calibre 14J which is equivalent to the calibre 40 used by Gallet. This watch was Fully Serviced by ClockSavant and includes its original watch strap and hang tag along with a new ZRC leather strap made in France. This watch was  made by Damas, an outstanding manufacturer during this era. Excelsior Park made some of the finest wristwatch chronograph movements ever produced. The large 36mm case is crisp, unpolished, and in like new condition with the exception of a few light scratches from case opening/closing/shelf wear.  The movement is, as you would expect, pristine and we are the first watchmakers to have fully disassembled and serviced it. Being the first watchmaker to service a movement such as this from the 1940's is a rare opportunity. The Excelsior Park movements are a cut-above the rest-- details include the pivoting minute jumper with ultra-sensitive hairspring-like tension mechanism, spring orientations/cutouts engraved directly into the plate, breguet overcoil hairspring, and superb manufacturing quality down to the screw heads-- all in new old stock condition. The watch is exceptionally clean and crisp after our service and is running superbly.  We hand polished every part to remove the tarnish commonly found on Excelsior Park movements to return the watch to its original finish. This is an extraordinary watch and will be a centerpiece for your vintage watch collection.

Details

Brand

Damas

Type

Chronograph, Manual Wind

Calibre

 Excelsior Park 14J (14 ligne) -Similar/Same as Calibre 40 Gallet

Jewels

17

Case

Stainless Steel

Size

36mm excluding crown

Strap

High quality ZRC black leather alligator print strap with cream stitching, made in France. Also included is the original new old stock strap and hang tag as shown in the pictures.

Age

We estimate the watch was made in the 1940's.

Service History

Fully Serviced by ClockSavant - Fully disassembled, adjusted, optimized, cleaned, and lubricated. Comprehensive testing and performance measurement.

Condition

New old stock condition with only a few scratches from being worn several times and case opening/closing

Returns

14-day inspection period provided that watch is returned in condition received.

Warranty

Fully Serviced by ClockSavant watches carry a 6 month warranty-- customer misuse, neglect, accidental, intentional, or unintentional damage are excluded from the warranty. See the Support page of our website for detailed warranty terms and conditions. For non-warranty damage, please contact us to obtain an estimate for servicing, repair, and restoration services.

Care and Use

All mechanical watches, and especially vintage watches, require special consideration in handling, care, and use. In order to obtain warranty support or to return an item, it is necessary that the customer did not cause damage to the watch. See the Support page to learn more about how to protect and care for your investment.

Unique Operation

Standard chronograph operation

Sales tax

Virginia residents will pay sales tax

ClockSavant Watchmaker Testing, Certification, and Performance Measurement

All the watches we sell go through a comprehensive series of ClockSavant-developed functional, stability, and performance tests and are only approved for sale if they meet or exceed the criteria we have established. Performance measurements for this watch are provided below. See the Support page of our website for an explanation of watch performance measurements and guidance on interpretation. The watch performance values provided do not necessarily reflect the accuracy you will experience based on your unique watch wearing habits. You may experience a gain or loss by as much as approximately 1 minute per day with vintage watches. Legend: Rate, Amplitude (Amp), and Beat Error (BE) are provided for Dial-Up (CH) and Dial-Down (FH) positions. Averages (Avg) are also provided. These represent the average performance of the watch across all 6 traditionally measured watch positions which, in addition to dial-up and dial-down, are the vertical positions of Crown-Up, Crown-Down, Crown-Left, and Crown-Right. Rate is expressed in seconds gained or lost during a 24 hour period. Amplitude is in degrees. Beat Error is in milliseconds. Lift Angle used in measurement is unique to the particular watch calibre.

Lift Angle

49

CH Rate

17

CH BE

1.5

CH Amp

268

FH Rate

14

FH Amp

316

FH BE

1.2

Avg Rate

9

Avg Amp

263

Avg BE

1.57

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