Stem-winding | Article about stem-winding by The Free Dictionary
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Pertaining to a timepiece that is wound by an internal mechanism turned by an external knob and stem (the winding button of a watch).
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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