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hi guys, having used my timegrapher for the last two weeks and wondering before if it was worth getting i now wonder how i managed with out one, but now i have a little question, i have a movement on it that that does what it should for about a couple of seconds then goes to the home screen and then back again to the evaluating screen and so on, the movement is working fine thro this and the machine is fine with another movement, just wondered if anyone else has had this prob, thanks, steve

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There are differences beyond the display size of why someone would pay roughly $3000 versus 225 for a 1900. But for most hobbyists you're never going to notice the difference. I have actually done sid

The 1900 give you the option to manually select the beat. This can be very useful. The 1000 is very limited in this respect. Having said that, the 1000 is excellent for majority of watches you would w

When you finally purchase you watch timing machine you might find the following vid interesting. How to determine what the watch you are working on lift angle is using a timing machine.  

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Hello Folks,

 

Good news - I took delivery of a "2015 New Coaxial LCD MTG Watch Tester Timing Multifunction Timegrapher NO.1900" yesterday - Birthday present from my gorgeous wife. :woohoo-jumping-smiley-emoticon:

 

Bad News - I did have to pay duty (£20.00) to DHL prior to delivery :thumbsd:

 

Worse News - It was immediately confiscated by said wife and I am not allowed to even look at it until my birthday  :startle: 

 

Oh well just have to survive until then :beerhat:

 

Cheers,

 

Vic

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Hello Folks,

Good news - I took delivery of a "2015 New Coaxial LCD MTG Watch Tester Timing Multifunction Timegrapher NO.1900" yesterday - Birthday present from my gorgeous wife. :woohoo-jumping-smiley-emoticon:

Bad News - I did have to pay duty (£20.00) to DHL prior to delivery :thumbsd:

Worse News - It was immediately confiscated by said wife and I am not allowed to even look at it until my birthday :startle:

Oh well just have to survive until then :beerhat:

Cheers,

Vic

Lucky guy Vic. I wish my wife gave me presents like that[emoji1]

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Good news,

 

My lovely wife has advised me to check it out to make sure it is ok before putting it away till B Day.

 

Bye, can't stop, urgent business to attend to :cool:

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I have been using a 1900 since March last year (curiously enough also a birthday present from my lovely wifey) and have to say that it is quite a good machine for the money. I think you would have to spend a heck of a lot more to get any kind of a meaningful upgrade on it.

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Hello Marc,

 

Thats good to hear. 

 

I did the research that I could looking at the opinions and have to say that you have come up with the same opinion as me.  At first I was looking at the 1000 but for the difference in price it seemed worth it.  It seems to be a good balance between cost and efficacy.  And of course there were some resounding recommendations from other forum members like old George ;) .

 

Cheers,

 

Vic

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I am thinking about buying a timegrapher.  I have seen some on Alibaba for about $150 including shipping costs.  Has anyone here tried one of these?  They are made by Wei Shi and are offered in 120  or 110 watt models.  The model I have looked at is the #1000.  Comments, praise, and criticism are welcomed.  Help me make a decision.  

 

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very useful, they work great and save lots of time/aggro.

I have the 1900.  differences to the 1000 are color screen so the tick and tock are different colors and the pixels are smaller than the 1000; graphing display can be changed to show longer time ranges and has a couple different curves; resolution is .1 instead of 1.0 for some measurements: lift angle and fast/slow and the 1900 does "signal conditioning" or some other unknown mumbo jumbo.

i don't know if any of those are worth the price premium (other than the color screen) but I got it for the same price as the 1000, so it was kind of a no-brainer for me.

btw, the sound it makes is not the actual sound of the watch - it's generated by the tester.  which is kinda lame, imo.

 

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On 19. april 2016 at 0:36 AM, Bill3 said:

I am thinking about buying a timegrapher.  I have seen some on Alibaba for about $150 including shipping costs.  Has anyone here tried one of these?  They are made by Wei Shi and are offered in 120  or 110 watt models.  The model I have looked at is the #1000.  Comments, praise, and criticism are welcomed.  Help me make a decision.  

 

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3 hours ago, maclerche said:

For 15x the money of the Chinese one, you get a bigger display (that is harder to read), and it shows exactly the same beat rate, amplitude, etc. as the Chinese one. Down to the last s/d. But you can do Omega co-axial escapements on it, so there is some advantage. And I can call myself serious now 

Christian at his best. Always straight and down to earth. Try asking some other "watchmaker" about their $5,000 timing machine sporting  a lo-res display straight back from the 80s, they will tell you that it's unique, inimitable, and worth more than what it cost. 

 

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I now considering a purchase of a timegrapher. China models is probably my immediate choice, but I have this and other hobbies learned that you sometimes might as well spend a little more since otherwise i often regret later and then must buy again.
I can read here and there that the Chinese model works fine, but what model required for example to measure a watch with Co-axial, the model 1000, 1900 or 3000 ??

Does anyone have experience with this ??

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I have been using the 1000 China model for a few years now, but recently its been giving me a headache with irregularities so will be upgrading to a more professional machine soon.

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I have the 1900 which has a colour display to help with beat setting, and I'm very happy with it.

I believe it will give a meaningful timing signal on a co-axial escapement, but will not give a meaningful amplitude measurement. For this you would probably  need to add a zero to your budget.

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