Recently, or at least in the last few months there has been talk and speculation about the future availability of Timewise rally products. I hope that this post will help to clarify what I think is the present and future of these highly regarded rally products.
The underlying fact is that the rally equipment market in North America is not large. Those of us who are rally enthusiasts would wish otherwise, but those who must make business decisions must deal with reality.
As a result, the production of the Timewise 798A rally computer is on hold at this time. Because of the relatively small market, it is difficult to take advantage of purchasing large quantities of the necessary components to build these rally computers so as to get favorable pricing of these components. As a consequence, if small numbers of Timewise 798A rally computers were made at this time then the resulting selling price would be unacceptably high. The future manufacture of Timewise 798A rally computers might well have a different look to them, but would have the same features as the existing Timewise 798A rally computers.
My Timewise 798A Rally Computer
The same is not currently true with the Timewise 825 speedometer which is essentially the standard equipment needed to be competitive in the famed Great Race or similar rallies. These speedometers will continue to be made to meet demand. So Great Race competitors or people contemplating competing in the Great Race should not worry about the lack of availability of these speedometers.
My Timewise 825 Speedometer
The picture with respect to Timewise Checkpoint Clocks looks bright. Plans are underway to fabricate a relatively large batch which should supply everyone for years to come. This new generation of Timewise Checkpoint Clocks will be known as the Timewise 660.
The Timewise 650 Checkpoint Clock Will Be Updated By The Upcoming Timewise 660 Checkpoint Clock
Another service provided by Timewise is the repair of the legendary Curta calculator. This repair business continues to be available.
To contact Timewise’s Jack Christensen about any of these products use the following contact information:
32 Old Barn Road
Hawthorn Woods, ILLINOIS 60047
Hopefully this will provide some insight into the availability of the highly regarded Timewise rally products.