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    Magnetized Watch

    How do I know if the watch is magnetized of not.

    Does the watch is magnetized if it keep running faster?

    Would the following activities would magnetized the watch?
    Note that all of these activites was done using the hand with the watch.

    i) Fetch some food in the fridge.

    ii) Adjusting the speaker( For those speaker with the volume knob on it).

    iii) Pass by the fridge.

    iv) Turn off the tv( either lcd or the crt based)

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    Re: Magnetized Watch

    I suppose if you got the watch too near the speaker magnet it might magnetize it. A symptom of a magnetized watch is if it suddenly stops keeping accurate time, either too fast or too slow. I would imagine you'd have to be right up next to the speaker cone to have any relevant magnetization going on.
    Lots of dive watches.

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    Re: Magnetized Watch

    Or you could inadvertently take it into an MRI scanner. Know a couple of guys who've done that. OOPS!

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    Re: Magnetized Watch

    Options 1 and 3 as well, the door seals around fridges are magnetic. The worst magnetism from speakers comes from the top / sides, very little should be present in front of a speaker.

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    Re: Magnetized Watch

    CReid, I often adjust the volume of the speaker and I think the watch always near on the speaker itself.

    I notice that my watch keep running faster. Does that mean it's magnetized?

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    Re: Magnetized Watch

    How much faster? And suddenly a lot faster than before?

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    Re: Magnetized Watch

    Float it in a bowl of water and see if it points north

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    Re: Magnetized Watch

    from few second to until now is 2 minutes.

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    Re: Magnetized Watch

    You can use a compass to see if it's magnetised.You'll find the vast majority of metal objects in your home are magnetised to some degree using a compass,it's actually hard to get an accurate reading in the house.If you can make the compass spin around with the watch or if timekeeping is irratic or has suddenly changed by a significant degree then i'd get it demagnetised,i find that any watch affects the compass very slightly.

    Either way,it's quicker and easier to get it demagnetised than it is to worry about it.

    My belt buckle is quite strongly magnetised from a recent MRI scan and it wasn't any where near the scanner,it was in the booth where all the screens and stuff is.

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    Re: Magnetized Watch

    Quote Originally Posted by tiulei44 View Post
    from few second to until now is 2 minutes.
    In what period of time? If its gained 2 minutes in a week or more, its probably normal. If its gained 2 minutes in one day, it may be magnetized, or need to be regulated, or need to be serviced.

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