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photograph of the front dial of Fred Gerretson's Wristwatch

Fred Gerretson's Wristwatch, c. 1942, (Gallet Watch Company)

Gallet Multichron 30 Clamshell Chronograph. engineered by Gallet for the adverse conditions of the battlefield. the upper and lower sections of the watch case compress together over a specially flared crystal, protecting the delicate inner mechanisms from the intrusion of water, dirt, dust, and caustic chemicals. Mr. Gerretson received this watch as a gift from his wife Louise in 1942 and wore it throughout his service. Loan courtesy of Louise Gerretson.

photograph of Fred Gerretson on a beachfront, taking cover from enemy fire.
Fred Gerretson and a spotter taking fotage of an explosion.

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