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Date: 7/24/09 8:33 PM

I know that the old Necchi's of yore were TOL European sewing machines. I am not interested in those. I have a dealer in my area who sells today's Necchis. They seem to resemble Janome machines, and in fact he told me they are made in the same factories. I would think perhaps some specs are different, since they certainly sell for rather a bit more than the Janomes which are somewhat similar. The stitch counts differ from Janomes that you might think were about the same, and thre are a few features that seem to differ in terms of what machine has what as a package of features.

Other areas must have Necchi dealers and people must have thoe machines. I saw several nice computerized machines in the shop. I wasn't there to look or buy, I was there to have one of my machines serviced. This dealer is known here and has been here for decades and is very reputable. He is also the areas only really independent service technician.

So if anyone has a Necchi we would love to hear about your experiences. There are only 2 or three reviews for contemporary machines by Necchi in our reviews. And I understand the company bars internet sales and internet dealers on their machines. I cannot even find pictures except for one site in UK with several pictures and a few of the same machine at various sites.

Pictures would be nice as well. I would ike to see these machines pictured and get an idea of features. My dealer tells me the people he has sold to love the machines, and I would like to know if you do as well! I just may trade in one of mine for the right machine because dealer support would be good.
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Date: 7/24/09 9:05 PM

Excellent question, A topic I have not seen addressed before. I think there may be a yahoo group for Necchi's but to be honest I really don't know. Lets see what answers turn up.

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Date: 7/24/09 9:18 PM

I have also wondered about the newer Necchi models. Allbrands has some Necchi models on their site and they are stated as being the same as some Janomes and yet when you check out the Necchi's on the Allbrands site the prices are so much higher than the Janome models that they state are basically the same.

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Date: 7/24/09 9:49 PM

A quilt shop in our town started selling these. They look just like Janomes. I think the price is too high for them. The TOL 6160 looks just like the discontinued Janome Harmony 8080 I had and was sold at Sears:

Necchi 6160

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Date: 7/24/09 9:57 PM

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The TOL 6160 looks just like the discontinued Janome Harmony 8080 I had and was sold at Sears:


Note that this machine does look like an 8080 or a DC3050 but I know the prices are, as you say, higher! I wonder if there is an internal difference at all.
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Date: 7/24/09 10:37 PM

Here are some other Necchi models, with prices:

Necchi machines

Not many of these models show up at the U.S. importers site:

Allyn International
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Date: 7/24/09 10:44 PM

I don't know if this is a difference that would make the price higher or not but a few years ago before I had my present machines, I was interested in the Necchi 3620 Quilt model that I had seen on line and it was stated to be a stronger machine than some similar being it had a "double" belt drive system. There was also a model 3610 and I don't know or remember if that model also has the double belt system but the 2 machines as I remembered were much the same except for the amount of stitches.
On a different site there were references made to the 3620 as having more metal than some machines..I don't know if they were referring to inner or outer parts.
Allyn Internation is Necchi's importer so maybe if we make an inquiry to Allyn they might shed some light on why the higher prices for Necchi over the similar Janome machines.
Oh..whoops..eta ....I see Karen has set up a link to Allyn
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Date: 7/24/09 10:49 PM

That's the thing - I have seen whats on these web sites and then there is this one in UK with a very nice looking machine indeed, but I would love actual user-owner input! :)

Necchi 681 Computerized

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Date: 7/24/09 11:01 PM

oooooooh, I'll take one of those please..

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Subject: Todays Necchis Date: 7/24/09 11:18 PM

I was in a small little town about 10 years ago and the only repair person within 100 miles had a few Necchis in his shop. I tried one and it was GREAT! I couldn't believe how stable it was and quiet with great stitches. I think it was called a Necchi Omega--just a basic machine but I wondered why I only saw Necchi in that little Kansas town never one before or since!

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