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Jim McElreath Gallet Champion Watch

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#1 vintageanimation

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Posted 31 January 2023 - 15:42

Hello Everyone, I am a new member and I have just acquired a Gallet watch. I received the watch from the estate of Indy race car driver, Jim McElreath. I was told he was awarded this watch for being rookie of the year at the Indy 500 in 1962. The watch has the Champion logo. I believe these watches were given out to the winners of the Indy 500. Could anyone here shed some light on this watch? Thanks! Mike




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#2 Nigel Beresford

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Posted 31 January 2023 - 17:45

My dad had one of those, though as far as I know although he helped create/make eight Indy 500 winners for Penske and McLaren he didn't actually drive one. His had a black leather strap.