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    Rule of Thumb - Watch Storage

    Hi all,

    My first post here. Please excuse me if I am posting this on the wrong forum.

    I have a question that no one seems to be able to answer for me. Is there a rule of thumb for keeping/storing watches in closer proximity to each other? I understand that watches get magnetized by objects such as speakers, ipads, etc., but do watches magnetize each other if they are kept too close to each other (example: sitting on top of one other)? I once saw watches (automatic) stacked on top of each other (of course, with protective films around the watch cases to avoid scratches)... is that safe for automatic watches? Would that affect the watches in anyway? What if it's automatic watches kept too close to quartz watches? Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Re: Rule of Thumb - Watch Storage

    Oddly enough I was warned of this as a child. I suspect it's an urban myth though, otherwise how would they reproduce?
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    Re: Rule of Thumb - Watch Storage

    Mechanical watches can't magnetise each other. The only risk in stacking automatic watches is as you say - scratching the case.
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    Re: Rule of Thumb - Watch Storage

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeSport View Post
    Oddly enough I was warned of this as a child. I suspect it's an urban myth though, otherwise how would they reproduce?
    That's how abominations like this are created



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    A diver on rubber with a gold case, guilloche dial, Roman numerals, no lume and illegible bezel markings.

    Keep em apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    That's how abominations like this are created



    A diver on rubber with a gold case, guilloche dial, Roman numerals, no lume and illegible bezel markings.

    Keep em apart.
    I find myself oddly attracted to that. I require urgent help.
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    Re: Rule of Thumb - Watch Storage

    If you stack two watches for long enough, they will synchronise their beat rate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by signalfillsthevoid View Post
    If you stack two watches for long enough, they will synchronise their beat rate.
    I heard this once - an article by Roger Dubois I think - he made a watch with 4 balances. Very strange phenomenon

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    Re: Rule of Thumb - Watch Storage

    Quote Originally Posted by geoffbot View Post
    That's how abominations like this are created



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    Re: Rule of Thumb - Watch Storage

    Quote Originally Posted by AussieLoads View Post
    Mechanical watches can't magnetise each other. The only risk in stacking automatic watches is as you say - scratching the case.
    Wait. Who STACKS watches? I've never even heard of that outside of toy party watches you got when you were a kid. The kind that you got a the 25 cent machines or dollar store. And even then they'd fall off each other the second you walked away.
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    Re: Rule of Thumb - Watch Storage

    Quote Originally Posted by signalfillsthevoid View Post
    If you stack two watches for long enough, they will synchronize their beat rate.
    But that's only valid for female watches what about male ones? :)
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