I measured my Omega Caliber 1120 through an timegrapher app. (Dial Up, full wind)
I know the app is not very accurate.
I checked about +100s/d difference and sharply tilted graph .
The odd thing is that the bottom part of the graph is not printed every 100+- seconds.(red-colored circle)
Is this a feature of the timegrapher, or does it indicate abnormal state of movement component?
Thank you for the comments.
Hi, my name is Ross. I am a rookie watch enthusiast and I am really puzzled here.
Could someone explain to me what kind of a problem am I facing with my timegrapher?
I do two sets of measurements with the same watch (1 day or 6 days apart) and receive vastly different results - to the point of being completely different from what I observe in real life.
For example, my timegrapher shows that my watch is running fast (or ahead of time), while in real life I observe that it runs 7 seconds per day behind. I even recorded a video about it so you could see it for yourself: https://youtu.be/mhGzf6aLMlY
How should I interpret that? Am I doing anything wrong?
I am working on a vtg. Citizen cal.7520 automatic movement.
I have put the watch on the timegrapher
The graph looks OK but the beat error shows 9.9ms. I presumed that beat error should be around 1.0~2.0 given the shape of the graph.
Is the beat error actually bad or the timegrapher is wrong??
Padd here from the UK.
It all started with a desire to fix a Submariner replica I bought off a lucky lucky man in Pisa, Italy while on a European tour.
Next thing I know I'm investigating Submariner replicas and building my own, signed by me, using a Seagull ST2130 movement, adventure watch.
Now I'm hooked, I took inspiration from Marks videos, now I'm happily starting to work on parts of the movement, and have recovered one or two movements where the stem came out, but wouldn't stay back in. I have built a few watches for friends and relations, but now I need to be able to service them when they come back to me.
I also have a couple of movements that run really badly, so I will be practising on those over the winter weekends. Full repair/servicing kit IS my Christmas present.
I really want to get one of those ST2130's, serviced and tweaked by me, doing a -------------------------- on my timegrapher. not a -.'-.'''--,'.'.' (and worse) that they do at the moment.
I wont start to list my watch collection, but it runs from a Casio digital to a Rolex pocket watch with Seikos, Citizens, Omegas and home builds in the mix.
Must do Mark's course, but I'm afraid I may have already learned 60+% of it already.
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So here is my old Timex Diver up and running again. Thank you to everyone that has contributed to this post, especially JerseyMo who has been a real diamond and come up with the parts that I needed! Thank you gentlemen, it is much appreciated! I wound the watch up and it is running, although slower than it was after I warmed the mechanism up and blew it out with air. Also, the date wheel seems to have got stuck so I think it is probably due to the lubrication being a bit dry and dirty. As the watch has never been serviced, I thought I would try and find a vintage Timex specialist here in the UK to give it a professional clean and service. Does anyone have any recommendations? Many thanks, Grae
I have to agree with JohnR in principal here. It's not typical for a movement (especially a quality movement like that) to encounter a terrible error like that. Escapements like these are designed to be isochronous to the extent that they should not vary considerably in rate with the amount of energy that is transferred into them, unless they are driven into banking. I exercise most days and I've never encountered any of my watches doing anything like that. Maybe I've been lucky.
Vsauce, of YouTube fame owns a backward running quartz. He visited "Adam Savage's, Tested" shop and Adam and him compared watches. Adam has an omega "beater", a problem I wish I had! lol. It's pretty clear the Vsuace is not a watch enthusiast, given the rough handling he gave Adam's watch while he was looking it over. He shows off the backwards watch HERE and the entire video is worthy of a watch HERE as well.
I gave it a go, very carefully and it worked until I went to clip it back on to the watch. As I clipped it on, the bezel cracked again just after the repair and a small piece fell out. It is very brittle. I tried again but it didn't turn out so well. Fortunately, JerseyMo came to the rescue and sent me a nos bezel. Thank you JerseyMo and thank you too Manodeoro for your advice. It is much appreciated!