The watch may have a broken balance wheel due to a bang or drop, though any number of issues could be the cause. Doxa is derived from the ancient greek word for “glory”. Doxa advertised frequently and with great creativity in the first decades of the 20th Century, exhibiting a concern for keeping with avant-garde artistic trends. The Santos and the Tank models, the former created in 1904 and the latter in 1917, were among the first and most iconic wristwatch designs ever produced. Jones’ watches could not compete on price in the American market. Typically their watches were low-jeweled or non-jeweled Swiss movements. Gallet [GAL-LAY] Though the company currently dates its origin to family patriarch and clockmaker Humbertus Gallet’s becoming a Genevan citizen in 1466, the modern company was officially founded when the name “Gallet & Cie” was registered in 1826 by Julien Gallet.
Doxa [DOCKS-AH] Founded in 1889 by Deorges Ducommun. This technique predates electroplating, and results in a thicker layer of gold than most other plating methods. It is not typically used with watches today. Electroplating is a method of applying metal to the exterior of a watch via electric currents to evenly cohere a metal coating to a surface. It is a thinner coating than via gold-filled. The company became very successful in its efforts and was soon winning prizes and exporting timepieces internationally. In the 1990’s the original family sold its stake in Ebel, and ownership of the company has since passed between several luxury houses. It is currently owned by the Movado Group. Time is typically recorded through a center-sweep seconds hand and one or more subdials. Through defense contracts, Gallet survived the turbulence of the middle of the 20th century, manufacturing tool watches and chronographs for various militaries.
Moser then met with Jones, who within one year had secured both Swiss citizenship and the rights to open a watch business in Schaffhausen. They also continued to grow and expand their production facilities. In 1948, Eterna introduced the “Eterna-matic” automatic wristwatch movement, which used five ballbearings to power the automatic rotor and to reduce internal wear and friction. When passing a wristwatch very close and slowly over a standard compass, the directional compass indicator should remain completely still. A magnetized watch will cause the indicator on a compass to move or spin.