I was traveling with my Orient Ray a few years ago and it got magnetized. It started gaining 4-5 minutes/day. I had take time out of my trip to find a watchmaker (in a foreign country) so I could get it de-magnetized. That was inconvenient and it also dented my confidence in my mechanical watches.
I don't know how it got magnetized but I have a guess. I have an Apple laptop with MagSafe and I probably left the watch near the MagSafe cable or the port overnight. (I'm not sure if the magnet for the connector is on the cable, or the port, or both.)
Anyway, since then I've been a bit paranoid about exposing my watch to magnetic fields.
I have a Mido Ocean Star Captain V en route and am wondering if it will be any more or less susceptible to magnetic fields vs. the Orient Ray. If it's much less likely to be magnetized, then I can stop worrying about it, which would be nice. Any thoughts on the subject are appreciated!