That you think might be magnetized?
I've got one of thsoe $15 ebay models but I've never actually used it before. Thanks!
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I think I paid $10 for mine and have used it once with great results. Easy to use.
Worth a try, worked on mine as well.
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No problem demagnetizing if the watch is not magnetized. In fact, I would guess nearly all watches have some degree of magnetism.
Put an old fashioned compass near your watch to see.
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It's important, due to the low magnetic field of the ebay demagnetizers, that you draw the watch away from it at least 36 inches. Slowly. Otherwise, they're pretty much foolproof.
I have zero experience with this, so take this with a grain of salt. There was discussion of this a while ago on another thread and a couple people were making a big deal about the risk of magnetizing your watch while unnecessarily demagnetizing it with a cheap demagnetizer. Again, I don’t know anything about this, just commenting on what I read.
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I don't see any downside in demagnetizing your watch, go ahead and do it. It is perfectly safe.
From my own understanding, some things you may want to consider are:
- there is no danger to the demagnetizing a movement that is not magnetized. However, the watch may need regulation afterwards if it was magnetized, and
- improper use of a demagnetizer can actually magnetize a watch that is not magnetized, but this is reversible.
And of course, there is truth to the old adage: “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it”.
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