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Timigrapher Apps

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Does anyone use their phone to track the accuracy of their watches? Can you recommend me the most basic example ie one a five year old could understand? :thumbup:

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I'm an android but you probably knew that. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I've got WildSpectra Mobile Lite and don't use it: rather too complicated for me and not intuitive for me old brain.

I've got Watch Accuracy Meter and do use it. Easy to understand and use.

Are they as accurate as a dedicated mains powered piece of kit? I don't honestly know. I use it to get a measure of how well a watch is running (I set my watches to an ordinary laptop computer clock and to the minute works for me. I'm not a subscriber to "At the third stroke it will be ten, fifteen and twenty seconds".)

My habit is to use the app somewhere quiet without background noise or vibration. I meter in every position - dial up, dial down, 3, 6, 9 and 12 up. I'll generally run through the cycle of positions twice.

I use the app to check new arrivals. Because I wind and set a watch when I bring it into use usually after the evening meal I'm looking for anything swinging away from sharing the same minute with my laptop. Sometimes it points to a watch which has been magnetised, possibly from spending too much time too close to the laptop: there's another gizmo you can buy. A couple of recent pre-owned purchases from EBay have gone off to CW for a full service as a result of out of spec timings checked maybe ten times over a couple of days.
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Yes I often measure the accuracy of my watches, but I don’t keep a record.

I do though know how fast or slow any of the watches that I have set and running are at any given point. I simply set them accurately to the second using the clock on my phone. If I then check a day or week later I know how much time has been gained or lost.

Most of the apps don’t really do anything more sophisticated, except keep a record and measure to typically 0.1s. But does it matter if my watch has gained 3.8s over say 72 hours, according to a watch accuracy app, or “that looks like +4s” using my method.

To understand more about the performance of the watch you need a timegrapher.

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