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Watch Glossary

At Mimi’s On Main, we want to be your best source for watch information as well. Because of that, we’ve decided to create a glossary of the various watch terms that are in existence, at least what we know, here you go! Bracelet –  Bracelet is a metal link watch band. Similar to a jewelry bracelet,…

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What is a watch pusher pin?

what is a watch pusher pin

A watch pusher (also called a push piece or button) is used to activate an internal function in a watch, typically a chronograph. Most watches use a crown to control timekeeping functions, but many other complications are activated by other means. In chronograph watches, a “pusher” is the most common control mechanism.

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Bracelet

watch bracelet

What is a watch bracelet? A watch bracelet is a bracelet that straps a wrist watch onto the wrist. Watch straps can be made of leather, plastic, rubber, cloth, or metal. A watch bracelet can be regarded as a fashion item, serving both a utilitarian and decorative function.

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How Does a Quartz Watch Work?

Quartz watch

What is a Quartz Watch? A quartz based watch is a watch which puts to use an electronic oscillator that is regulated by a quartz crystal to keep time. How is a Quartz Watch Different from a Mechanical Watch? A mechanical watch is a wristwatch which makes use of a mechanism to measure the passage…

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Automatic Mechanical Watches Are Different Than Quartz Watches

Automatic Mechanical Watches With Transparent Back

The motion of automatic mechanical watches are often preferred more than quartz movements for luxury watches as a result of the level of quality and craftsmanship of mechanical actions. Skillfully created by professional watchmakers, these movements contain a sophisticated series of small parts interacting to power the timepiece. Although the standard design of mechanical watches hasn’t…

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