Definitions for "MINUTE REPEATER"
Keywords:  gongs, quarter, ding, timepiece, chime
Mechanism indicating time by acoustic sounds. Contrary to the watches provided with en-passant sonnerie devices that strike the number of hours automatically, repeaters work on demand by actuating a slide or pusher positioned on the case side. Repeaters typically have two hammers and two gongs, one for minutes and one for hours. Quarters are indicated by the simultaneous strike of both hammers.
A watch which can additionally "repeat" the time, at the push of a button or move of a small slide on the side of the case, by striking the hours, quarter hours and minutes since the last quarter hour on small gongs inside the watch. See also "Repeater."
Repeating watch that sounds hours, quarters and minutes.