Watch-O-Scope is a Windows software program for diagnosing, testing, and regulating mechanical watches. It is based on the same concepts as stand-alone electronic watch timing machines, but uses the power of the modern PC to provide features that mid-20th century watchmakers could only dream of. Watch-O-Scope is comparable in features to very high-end dedicated watch timing machines costing thousands, but at the price point of introductory level hobbyist watch timers.
To use Watch-O-Scope, you need a watch test stand. You can either purchase a test stand, or you can build your own.
Watch-O-Scope has both basic features found in entry level stand-alone watch timers, and advanced capabilities normally only found in high-end models. When first downloaded, all features are available for evaluation for a period of 60 days from the date of first use. After that, Watch-O-Scope will continue to work, but with only its basic features enabled (the "Lite" version), and may continue to be used this way in non-commercial settings (for example, by a watch hobbyist).
Those users who wish to have continued access to the advanced features (the "Pro" version) after 60 days, or those who will be using Watch-O-Scope in a commercial endeavour (for example, a professional watchmaker) must purchase an activation key for the Pro version.
Watch-O-Scope is very easy to use. For basic watch timing operations, one need only put the watch into a connected watch test stand, turn it on, and click one button. When needed, an intuitive user interface also gives access to a variety of more powerful features.
The complete manual for Watch-O-Scope is on-line, where you can read about all the features and how to use them.
System requirements can be found on the download page.
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Last updated on Friday October 1, 2021.