This is a superb 15Jewel, GERMAN MILITARY – Manual Wind Wristwatch by GALA, which dates to the 1940s. It is running very well and accurate to within 1 min. per day.
It has a very reliable Liengme Calibre movement, with sub seconds dial and has 15 Jewels. It is in superb cosmetic condition, in very good running order and has early para choc balance protection system.
The 32mm (incl crown) Nickle Coated Case has a Stainless Steel back and is inscribed with an Eagle carrying a Swastika. This is a superb etching, as shown in the pics and the inside case back bears serial number 5295. It is in very good condition, measures 35mm from lug to lug and has solid bars. It is fitted with a vintage Leather Strap signed Wristcraft, which has a deployment clasp and measures 195mm overall closed.
The 24mm Silver Metal Dial is in excellent and original condition and is typical of the military style of the period . It has Radium Coated Arabic Numerals, is signed Gala Wasserdict (Waterproof) and has a subs seconds dial. It has the original set of Radium Steel Hands and a distinctive railroad style outer chapter ring.
This rare GALA will be of interest to the discerning Military Watch Collector, comes from a collection which I purchased recently and has not been on the market in many, many years – (Ref: L664.17).
It is listed at €325 – OPEN to OFFERS
For technical details of some Liengme movements (although this calibre is not shown), please see Dr. Ranfft’s site at:
K.Pritchard states that the name Liengme was associated with the town of Cormoret from 1800 -1833. G.Henri Liengme registered the “Fram” Trademark in 1897 and the company was later incorporated as Liengme & CIE, SA, Manufacture D’Horlogerie, Montres Gala, in Cormoret. It was listed as a Manufacturer as late as 1974.
A. Racine-Liengme established a small watch business (Manufacture d’Horlogerie Liengme & Co.) on January 16, 1888 in Cormoret, selling their products with the funny name ‘Zelt mit Fahne’ (tent with ribbon, although ‘Fahne’ in German also means ‘tipsy’!). The Liengme Watch Co. was active from 1888 until 1974, producing watches under names – Gala, Veto, Certo & Orvie.
The S&H WORLDWIDE IS €11.00 for Registered (and signed for) Priority Airmail.
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