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So after some searching, I've still been unable to find a dial for my Gallet Multichron 12H...I have posted a pic of the correct dial that I am searching for. It fits the EP40 version. Could anyone point me in the right direction? Would be SO much appreciated. Thanks.

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I just checked with him--he doesn't have the exact dial I am looking for but I may purchase one of his just to hold on to. Thanks for the info though!

I contacted Gallet a while back and they said they would look and see if they had a correct dial, but they still haven't gotten back to me. Ohhh the perils of hunting an old dial :|
 

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Hi Tnep, I do wish you good luck! Sorry I didn't have any in my personal stock that fit your requirements.
Honestly, Gallet may have the dial, however they do not sell individual pieces. It would be an available option as part of an overall service. Here's the link, for your curiosity

Chronograph Repair - Gallet Watch Company
 

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Hi Tnep, I do wish you good luck! Sorry I didn't have any in my personal stock that fit your requirements.
Honestly, Gallet may have the dial, however they do not sell individual pieces. It would be an available option as part of an overall service. Here's the link, for your curiosity

Chronograph Repair - Gallet Watch Company
In case you are considering this, I will just add my experience here, although I will stipulate in advance that this is just one anecdotal account from one person.

It took Gallet eight months to perform a routine service on a watch that needed no parts. I had to follow up multiple times to get updates, and generally I needed to send two or three emails to get a response. The watch runs well after the service. However, they machine-polished the watch against my explicit wishes, which was really unfortunate since it was a completely unpolished "barn find" with only minor scratches, and now the edges are quite badly rounded on the case. Needless to say, they charged me three times what my regular watchmaker charges.
 

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After their dodgy phone communications and failure to call me back after multiple messages, I can see how that problem could be a possibility.

Let me ask you guys this: Say my search for an original dial takes years. Given that I want the watch to at least look better than it does, as the redial is poor, would it be a bad ideal to refinish a refinished dial? I am all for the sake of originality...but since it's already refinished, would it hurt to send it to someone who is actually quite good to re-refinish it? I've heard the Kirk Rich Dial Corporation is good at what they do...but expensive.

What are your thoughts?
 

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After their dodgy phone communications and failure to call me back after multiple messages, I can see how that problem could be a possibility.

Let me ask you guys this: Say my search for an original dial takes years. Given that I want the watch to at least look better than it does, as the redial is poor, would it be a bad ideal to refinish a refinished dial? I am all for the sake of originality...but since it's already refinished, would it hurt to send it to someone who is actually quite good to re-refinish it? I've heard the Kirk Rich Dial Corporation is good at what they do...but expensive.

What are your thoughts?
I think that's a reasonable alternative to consider and it certainly would not hurt the value of the watch in any way. While it will cost you extra in the long run if you do eventually find a dial, you can potentially enjoy the watch in the meantime. And also, although I don't want to be a pessimist, it's possible that you may never find an original dial. This model was not particularly common.

Unfortunately I have no first-hand experience with dial refinishing, but I have seen various threads on the topic previously. You can search the forum, or wait for responses.
 

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Normally I'd agree with BBD, but refinishing a dial will negatively affect the selling price. Of course if you don't intend to sell, it's a moot point. I have not had a dial refinished, but I do wonder, can a company identically copy a logo and not violate copyright laws?

I've heard good things about Kirk Dial, I understand they would buy dies from the companies themselves. Their online gallery is quite limited, and the complexity of your chronograph would be rather demanding. Have you emailed them about this?
 

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Normally I'd agree with BBD, but refinishing a dial will negatively affect the selling price.
Since this point was addressed much earlier in the thread, you may have missed it, but the dial has already been refinished, and the quality is rather poor. That was why I suggested that he will not be further diminishing the value of the watch by refinishing the dial a second time. In fact, a good redial will have a somewhat higher value than a poor redial.
 

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Ah, I see. I was thrown off by the photo at the top of the page. Here's how Tnep's watch looks as of now.

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While it's not terrible, it would bother me too. Of course it's easy for us to spend Tnep's money :), but I'd be highly curious to see how Kirk would handle such a complex, multi-colored dial.
 

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Thanks for the feedback guys! I have not reached out to Kirk yet, but plan on doing so next week. It would definitely be a complex job, and i wish their website had more example photos of their work...I wonder if a quick search on the forum would yield any of their refinished chronographs
 

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Talking for talking´s sake: the ebay seller (Peter Wyss) that laikodukras suggested is selling an original Gallet (by Racine) dial that it is not identical but it is quite similar to your ideal dial at a very reasonable price...

While you keep looking for the perfect dial and as a temporary "not too expensive" solution, what about assembling the original golden indicators of your redone dial in this original Gallet dial of Peter Wyss?
 

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What about the Excelsior Park that is almost identical to the Gallet by Racine? I know it isnt technically Gallet, but still. What are your thoughts?
 

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The EP dial has been shipped from Switzerland! I will update you all in due time when it's fitted on the watch.

In the mean time, I'm going to bump this thread just in case someone else out there has a dial. I'm still searching for exact or similar ones.
 

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So the dial came in today! However, it seems a little small. Im taking it to the watchmaker this week to see if it fits. In the mean time, can you guys give me an idea as to whether or not you think itll fit? The subdials and everything seem to line up, but the outer part of the dial may be too short. Let me know what you think. Ive attached some pictures from my phone, so they may not be the best quality.

Also, I am still hunting original dials for this watch. If anyone has one, please let me know. This multichron houses the EP40 movement and case size i believe is 37.5 mm

Thanks!

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I saved one of the photos and measured the dials using a photo-editing program, and I think it will be ok. The apparent size difference may just be an optical effect due to the fact that it is not in a case.
 
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