Jim Hoel's Chronograph, c. 1940, (Gallet Watch Company)
the Gallet MultiChron Commander was powered by the world's first and only oval chronograph mechanism. This in-house manufactured Excelsior Park 42 movement allowed for a time recording wristwatch of smaller proportions for professional women, or the man desiring a timepiece that fit easily under the cuff. The Commander was also the first wrist chronograph capable of recording events lasting up to a full 45 minutes in duration. Loan courtesy of Jim Hoel.