Saturday, March 28, 2015

Tickoprint ® - Professional Watch Analyzer Application

Tickoprint ® is a free of cost professional watch analyzer application that offers all features of dedicated watch analyzing machines like being made by a couple of  manufacturers in Europe, specialized on industrial and professional watchmaker supply. Available in Free and PRO versions, Tickoprint ® boasts extremely useful features for sophisticated watch collectors, professional watch dealers and watchmakers.

"Tickoprint" was the brand name of the famous watch analyzing machines developed and made by Bandelin, Berlin (West Germany) during the last century, well known and used in all major countries all over the world. The Bandelin Electronics GmbH & Co KG Berlin/Germany has recently granted the right to adopt the vintage Tickoprint logo to the creators of this professional watch analyzer application.
Tickoprint has been designed and developed with broad experience and knowledge in repair and adjustment of vintage and modern watch movements, and has been dedicated to satisfy the basic needs of watch enthusiasts or watch collectors as well as all skill levels of passionate and professional watch repairers and watchmakers.
Tickoprint checks beat count, accuracy, beat error, balance amplitude and other parameters of the watch movement in the same professional manner like other professional watch analyzers.
While monitoring and recording the movement sound and signal quality it automatically detects the movements beat count (bph), evaluates the elapsed time gap between the escapement entrance and exit ticks, computes the accuracy in seconds/24h and the beat deviation in milliseconds. The balance wheel oscillation - known as "amplitude" - is shown in degrees and is the most important value for evaluating the power and therefore the "health" of any mechanical movement. While running a test the display shows the traditional "running paper strip" diagram which is constantly moving forward while the test is running.
The tests can either be performed with the help of the standard headset, with the internal built-in microphone (while positioning the watch onto the device surface near the microphone pit) or - if high-precision results are needed - with a dedicated external microphone (optional) to perform accuracy checks in different positions for traditional chronometer test and certification.
Tickoprint will be available in three flavors for all supported platforms, which will either be downloadable via Google Play or Apples iTunes if released.

Tickoprint Free provides full functionality to check the accuracy of all mechanical watch movements (displayed in seconds/24h). It features an automatic beat rate detection in the range of 3.600 to 36.000bph, the mentioned moving paper slip diagram with visual display of accuracy deviation and beat error. Important base parameters like integration count or balance lift angle can either be used by their default values or may be overwritten by user selectable values to achieve high precision timing results. The free version is not crippled by limits regarding the number of possible test count or particular test duration. Tickoprint will not support annoying built-in Google ad display. Nevertheless it is totally free as already mentioned.

Tickoprint Pro has all features of the free version and offers much more benefits. The diagrams X- and Y- axis resolution is user-selectable in predefined values for magnifying the deviation curve for deeper interpretation of timing results. A particular beat error (oscillating gap) of the tested movement is displayed in milliseconds. Beneath the classic watch analyzer diagram Tickoprint Pro offers an additional "Trace" diagram type which allows precise interpretation of single movement ticks to discover certain mechanical damages like worn pallet jewels and more.

Tickoprint Premium is the flag ship application which offers all benefits of the FREE and PRO version, plus a bunch of extremely useful features for sophisticated watch collectors, professional watch dealers and watchmakers: Display of the balance amplitude in degrees, Sophisticated watch collection and watch stock inventory database for watch details, test results and watch image, Import of watch details via csv interface and Distribution of sale quotes with test results and watch images via e-Mail. The reasonable licensing fee for Tickoprint Premium will make it easily affordable for any interested watch enthusiast.

For downloading  Tickoprint ® from Google play visit :

1 comment:

  1. Many thanks for this report, Geethu. May I add the URL's for the TICKOPRINT websites:

    The Facebook TICKOPRINT page:


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