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    joem1964
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    hello members,,,
    can anyone give an opinion on a watch an clock timing machine,,,,
    I’m a novice and just spent more money than I have on a bushin tool,spring winder ,lr ultrasonic mach ,so don’t want to bye one of those high dollar timing machines.
    any opinion on the mirco set machines,,,working on watches,clocks,,,can I time watches an clocks right on bench,beat error,are they half way easy to understand for a novice,hows the quality,will I get some years of service from it,also which model ?
    thank you for your help
    joe

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    bernie weishapl
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    I have this one I use on watches and clocks. http://www.bmumford.com/mset/model3.html IMHO it is the best for the money. In fact I have 3 of them. One is the older microset 2 which I use on clock calls. I wouldn’t be without them especially with the computer interface. I can time and save it for a watch or clock to go back to if I have another one giving me trouble. For the money I don’t think they can be beat.

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    joem1964
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    thanks Berne
    can I time a watch right at the bench,,i guess you recommend the micro-set 3
    thank you so much
    joe

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    arutha
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    Hi Joe,
    I have the microset 3, it needs to be used with a pc to get the most benefit from it but it is brilliant at what it does and yes, you can time a watch at the bench with it as it has a”paper tape” style read out but you only get to see this if it is plugged into a pc.
    Paul.

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    bernie weishapl
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    Paul answered the question. Yes you can time it at the bench. I bought a used laptop with Vista on it for $75. I installed the software for the microset 3 on it and it is easy to roll up to the bench on the small roll around cart. Hook it up and let it time away. A lot of times I like to let the watch and timer run for more than a few minutes so I just wheel it out of the road, start the timing and let it go from 1 to 6 hrs. Then you can save that session on the computer for example Elgin18s17j. You can go back and look then at the complete timing sequence.

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    joem1964
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    Bernie,,that sounds great! timing then without equipment is so time consuming,plus I can check it all postions,,
    thanks,joe

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    bernie weishapl
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    Yes you can and Bryan is a great guy to deal with as well as his customer support.

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    tmac1956
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    @Bernie Weishapl wrote:

    Paul answered the question. Yes you can time it at the bench. I bought a used laptop with Vista on it for $75. I installed the software for the microset 3 on it and it is easy to roll up to the bench on the small roll around cart. Hook it up and let it time away. A lot of times I like to let the watch and timer run for more than a few minutes so I just wheel it out of the road, start the timing and let it go from 1 to 6 hrs. Then you can save that session on the computer for example Elgin18s17j. You can go back and look then at the complete timing sequence.

    Bernie:

    Did you get the hairspring vibrating attachment?

    Thanks!
    Tom

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    bernie weishapl
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    No I didn’t Tom. I have a friend of mine who does that for me when needed.

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