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    Magnetized? seriously?

    This comes under the heading: It could only happen to me...

    I have a 1500T Sub Professional that my wife bought me for Christmas. It has been very accurate, within the +-5 second rule until this last week. The watch started gaining +30 seconds per day!
    I contacted Doxa yesterday, and they inquired if I had dropped/bumped it. No, it has been well cared for. I was perplexed.
    I called Andy at lunchtime today. He asked me if I had been around any heavy electronics, or a big speaker recently.

    DOH! I had just walked in a parade in my local town, and was near some big speakers!

    A friend sent me an online video, on how to check to see if your watch was magnetized.

    Take a compass, hold it over the watch. if the needle moves when you lift it from the watch, it's magnetized!

    Mine was!

    I just ordered a very inexpensive demagnetizer from Amazon, $8.99 with free shipping!

    I will give a full report if this solves the problem!
    Anyone EVER experience this issue?
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    Re: Magnetized? seriously?

    I once had an situation with a Marathon GSAR almost identical to yours, suddenly 30 spd fast and a compass verified the cause. The cheap demagnetizer took a few tries to get rid of the magnetic field, but solved the problem.

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    Re: Magnetized? seriously?

    Very Interesting!!! I hope it gets fixed. Let us know how it all works ou1
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    Re: Magnetized? seriously?

    I may be overly paranoid about magnetic fields, but I always take my watch off when I'm on the computer even. If you could, would you also post what time it keeps after you demagnetize it?

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    Well, my demagnetizer arrived today.
    I followed the procedures set out in the online video I watched to demagnetized the watch.
    I placed the watch on the device, depressed the power button for 10 seconds, and removed it and checked it with the compass.
    There were no wide swings of the needle.
    I performed the procedure once again, then checked it.
    There was no movement of the compass needle!
    I rehacked the 1500 immediately, and 5 hours later, it is running a second or so slow.
    I will check it again tomorrow afternoon to see what my daily loss/gain is now.
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    Re: Magnetized? seriously?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Well, my demagnetizer arrived today.
    I followed the procedures set out in the online video I watched to demagnetized the watch.
    I placed the watch on the device, depressed the power button for 10 seconds, and removed it and checked it with the compass.
    There were no wide swings of the needle.
    I performed the procedure once again, then checked it.
    There was no movement of the compass needle!
    I rehacked the 1500 immediately, and 5 hours later, it is running a second or so slow.
    I will check it again tomorrow afternoon to see what my daily loss/gain is now.
    Out of curiosity, do you know what accuracy the watch was keeping before being magnetized?


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    My 1500 Pro was keeping steady at +- 5 seconds per day.
    During the summer, when I wore it less, it would occasionally be 7-10 seconds slow.
    It is now about +3 seconds after 20 hours!
    Problem solved!
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    Re: Magnetized? seriously?

    I fell asleep in my hotel room, reading a kindle (rockstar, huh?) still wearing my 1200t.

    The watch was plus 3 secs per day. Next day to was plus 15

    Quick demagnetise and its back to plus 5

    I also had an experience with my oMEGA Planet Ocean and my rolex Sub gaining crazy amounts due to being in a hotel safe with a couple of iPads.

    Demagnetiser should be standard watch collector kit.
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    Re: Magnetized? seriously?

    Would have thought modern watches were more anti-magnetic than this!! Anyway thanks for sharing and glad it worked out in the end!

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