Who can tell me some more details about the watch in the pictures? I would like to find out as much as possible about the year of manufacture, the type of movement, the maker, the brand and so on. On the case there is the brand name: Girard Quartier Brenets.
Also I have the following question: the balance wheel slows down or stops when I tilt the watch. What could be causing this? What is the best way to fix such a problem?
For me its quite a mysterious brand. Two mysteries:
1) A very similar watch can be seen here:
2) There was a famous Edouard Quartier-La Tente living in the Swiss in Neuchatel around the same time as the watches were made. He was a grand master of the freemasons and memeber of the Supreme Council of the Swiss. I wonder if he was related to the watchmaker Edouard Quartier?
Any information that can help to solve some of the questions, is greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance,