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    Is it Safe wearing a cellphone near your pocketwatch?

    Is it Safe wearing a cellphone near your pocketwatch? Like for example the right jeans pocket? I was on a site that claims you shouldnt put your watch near mobile phones as they generate strong magnetic fields is this true? (cant post the link unfortunately since im a newbie)

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    Re: Is it Safe wearing a cellphone near your pocketwatch?

    Anecdotally, I believe I magnetized a watch once with a pair of earbud headphones (although I also work with high currents and voltages, so maybe it was that). I would expect that the magnets in the phone speaker, etc. could magnetize it. Better safe than sorry, even if demagnitizing isn't that hard

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    Re: Is it Safe wearing a cellphone near your pocketwatch?

    I've also heard that they can magnetise your watch,I think it's when it's ringing so I always keep them apart.welcome to the forum

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    Re: Is it Safe wearing a cellphone near your pocketwatch?

    The battery has a magnetic field regardless of ringing or not. Constant close proximity is going to affect the watch.


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    Re: Is it Safe wearing a cellphone near your pocketwatch?

    It would be best to keep automatics far away from phones especially anything with speakers. iPads are even worse with Neo magnets to attach smartcase etc

    But Quartz watch won't care.
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    Re: Is it Safe wearing a cellphone near your pocketwatch?

    Get yourself something with the new Omega Co-Axial and forget about it. My SM300 can take 15,000 Gauss apparently. I'm no expert, but that sounds like a lot of Gauss to me.

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    Re: Is it Safe wearing a cellphone near your pocketwatch?

    I believe a phone in it's normal state won't do anything, but if it's on vibrate mode and it starts vibrating, then there may be enough magnetic activity to cause a problem.

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    Re: Is it Safe wearing a cellphone near your pocketwatch?

    Keep cellphones away from your watches and testicles in no particular order.
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    Re: Is it Safe wearing a cellphone near your pocketwatch?

    Quote Originally Posted by VicLeChic View Post
    Keep cellphones away from your watches and testicles in no particular order.
    Depending on which you value more
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    Re: Is it Safe wearing a cellphone near your pocketwatch?

    Is it likely, no.. but it's possible anytime there's a magnetic field. Invest in a waistcoat and use the button hole and pocket as it was intended. These days you can wear them with jeans and with a pocketwatch you'll get extra hipster cred.
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