Always Wondered, what is the Magnetic Resistance of Pilot MK. XVIII?

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    Always Wondered, what is the Magnetic Resistance of Pilot MK. XVIII?

    Always wondered, IWC has always advertised the Pilot MK. XVIII as having a soft iron inner case for magnetic resistance. However, can't seem to find information on the resistance ratings for it online. Do any of you guys have knowledge surrounding this subject?

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    Re: Always Wondered, what is the Magnetic Resistance of Pilot MK. XVIII?

    I guess no response...

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    Re: Always Wondered, what is the Magnetic Resistance of Pilot MK. XVIII?

    4800A/m - ISO standard ?

    Read here : https://www.govbergwatches.com/blog/...agnetic-watch/



    Also had a question related to magnetic field protection.

    Why only have the soft iron movement protection for the metallic case watches.

    After checking IWC’s pilot watch catalog, it appears all ceramic case watches do not have that feature .... is it because a ceramic case and a titanium case back are preventing magnetization (assuming the movement magnetic sensitive parts are in magnetic resistant materials palladium, silicon, ... - ex. for the balance spring).





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    I recall there being a standard, like ISO. (ISO 764: 4800A/m). But this is bearly anti-magnetic.

    However nobody seems to publish these figures anymore since Omega smashed through all these with their anti-mag technology. They are > 1 million times more resistant to magnetic fields.

    Looking online it seem IWC pilots should be good up to 23000A/m or 300 gauss. Not bad, but not up there with Omega's 15000 gauss.

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    Re: Always Wondered, what is the Magnetic Resistance of Pilot MK. XVIII?

    Thanks for the response guys! Just wondered why IWC just don't publish this stat when other competitors are advertising this.

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    Re: Always Wondered, what is the Magnetic Resistance of Pilot MK. XVIII?

    Quote Originally Posted by HowManyWatches View Post
    Thanks for the response guys! Just wondered why IWC just don't publish this stat when other competitors are advertising this.

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    Even with competitors whilst they’re rated differently, some will under rate it

    The Rolex Air King has the same gauss rating as the Milligaus, the AK doesn’t advertise it’s gauss rating
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    Re: Always Wondered, what is the Magnetic Resistance of Pilot MK. XVIII?

    Quote Originally Posted by HowManyWatches View Post
    Thanks for the response guys! Just wondered why IWC just don't publish this stat when other competitors are advertising this.

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    Even with competitors whilst they’re rated differently, some will under rate it

    The Rolex Air King has the same gauss rating as the Milligaus, the AK doesn’t advertise it’s gauss rating
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    Re: Always Wondered, what is the Magnetic Resistance of Pilot MK. XVIII?

    In my memory, at least in the last fifteen years IWC has never mentioned the magnetic rating of the pilots. Only those of the Ingeneur were mentioned (for the ones with the soft iron inner case). I would imagine that the pilots with soft iron case would be close to 1000 gauss if not exactly 1000.


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