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oh no - my tempowatch!

Don't you just hate it when equipment breaks down?
 
I got out my tempo watch (a master's degree gift from my father) today during my daily score-study session, and it's not working.  After a few seconds, the hand stops moving - almost as if a spring or other such gadget has stopped functioning.  Does anybody know if anybody would be able to fix it?  It is well past the two-year guarantee, but I would hate to have to buy another one.  Many thanks for any ideas.
on September 15, 2010 3:40pm
Bryan,
  Any real jeweler of watchmaker should be able to fix it but failing that, get a Dr. Beat.
S
on September 16, 2010 6:11am
Bryan,
As Stephen suggests, a jeweler should be able to repair.  I dropped mine a few years ago and broke the spring (or something) inside.  My local jewelry shop was able to fix it.  By the way, I have a "Dr. Beat" also.  It is a cool metronome, but it does not replace the tempo watch.
 
Bruce
on September 16, 2010 7:56am
Hi Bryan,
 
I have one also and I thought mine was broken a few years ago. Every now and then you have to turn the button at the top about half a turn, clockwise several times to put tension back in the spring (like winding up an old wrist watch.)
 
That should fix it!
 
Dennis Malfatti
University of Evansville
on September 16, 2010 9:44am
Dennis - 
 
Thank you!  That did the trick!
on September 16, 2010 10:40am
I don't know about today's version of the Tempowatch, but when Cecil Effinger invented it, he simply took a commercial stopwatch and recalibrated the dial.  That is why any jeweler should be able to repair it.  Under the dial it is like any other stopwatch.
on September 16, 2010 10:46am
Since there are tons of $25 electronic metronomes out there that allow you to find a tempo by tapping, why would one want to have a super-expensive Tempo Watch? I have wondered this for a long time now.
 
Bill Paisner
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