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What is a Repeater Watch?

I have a wish list for different watches but as time goes by the collection grows and the wish list goes down.  I have seen a watch with a repeater complication and it is still on my list.  What’s on your list? A repeater is a complication in a mechanical watch  that audibly chimes the hours and often minutes at the…

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Watch Complications Explained

In horology, a complication refers to any feature in a mechanical timepiece beyond the simple display of hours and minutes. A timepiece indicating only hours and minutes is otherwise known as a simple movement. Common complications in commercial watches are day/date displays, alarms, chronographs (stopwatches), and automatic winding mechanisms. The more complications in a mechanical watch, the more difficult it is to design,…

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What is GMT?

“GMT” stands for Greenwich Mean Time and is the “0” point on the 24 hour scale of international time zones. Greenwich is in England, and from there other time zones are plus (+) or minus (-) GMT. GMT was established so that travelers would be able to quickly to know what time it is all…

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Power Reserve Explained

We live in a world of instant gratification and when it comes to watches that is so true.  I love to be able to take a quick glance at my mechanical or automatic watch and know how much energy is left to keep my timepiece running.  Power Reserve Indicator (originally called Réserve de Marche) is a complication of the watch,…

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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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