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photograph of the front dial of Jim Hoel's chronograph
photograph of the back of Jim Hoel's chronograph. Engraving revealed: J.R. Hoel, 2200 Grey Ave. Evanston ILL.

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.

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