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    My Reverse TT1931 easily gets magnetised??

    Hello!

    I've owned my Reverso TT1931 for just over 5 years now and a year ago I took it in for a full service because I was getting irritated that it was running at +20-30 seconds per day. No issues after the service. But with the watch back on the wrist again during these cooler months, to my dismay, found that it was running probably at +15-20 seconds per day again. I took it into the JLC boutique today and they demonstrated that my watch was magnetised (using a compass, was pretty cool to witness actually) and swiftly demagnetised it in the store for me. I guess my question is why this watch is seemingly so easy to magnetise? Also, are the hairsprings in these watches resistant to magnetisation?

    If it helps diagnosis, I store my watches in the drawers underneath my bed. The electronics nearest to where I keep my watches are a bedside lamp and a cellphone charging cable, but both sit on top of my bedside table and would probably be at least 25-30 inches away from the watches.

    Would love to hear any thoughts on this

    Thanks!

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    Re: My Reverse TT1931 easily gets magnetised??

    Sorry.. thread title should obviously read Reverso, not 'Reverse'

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    Re: My Reverse TT1931 easily gets magnetised??

    Do you hold and use you cell phone in the same hand as the watch?

    If so, it gets magnetized during the day, according to the frequency of cell phone usage


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    Re: My Reverse TT1931 easily gets magnetised??

    Thanks BBDoc

    Is anyone aware of whether these JLC movements are more prone to getting magnetised?

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    Re: My Reverse TT1931 easily gets magnetised??

    Quote Originally Posted by BBCDoc View Post
    Do you hold and use you cell phone in the same hand as the watch?

    If so, it gets magnetized during the day, according to the frequency of cell phone usage


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    Oh wow. Never knew this. Bums me out.

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    Re: My Reverse TT1931 easily gets magnetised??

    Quote Originally Posted by BBCDoc View Post
    Do you hold and use you cell phone in the same hand as the watch?

    If so, it gets magnetized during the day, according to the frequency of cell phone usage


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    Not sure that's true. The magnets in a smart phone are not very strong. I'd be more concerned about the speaker magnets in a laptop computer.
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    Re: My Reverse TT1931 easily gets magnetised??

    Quote Originally Posted by Porsche993 View Post
    Not sure that's true. The magnets in a smart phone are not very strong. I'd be more concerned about the speaker magnets in a laptop computer.
    I def keep my watches away from the Alexa etc.

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    Re: My Reverse TT1931 easily gets magnetised??

    Have a TT '31 piece since 2012, have never made any kind of conscious effort to keep away from cell phone, desk top computer, etc. and all's good so far . . . maybe I've just been lucky. Haven't heard of others with the same problem though, not saying it doesn't happen . . .
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    Re: My Reverse TT1931 easily gets magnetised??

    There's an App called Lepsi that tests watches for magnetism. I tested mine with it 1cm from screen. No magnetism.

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    Re: My Reverse TT1931 easily gets magnetised??

    I'll just monitor the performance of my watch in the coming weeks, hopefully a simple de-mag has dealt with it.

    Also anybody know whether these Reverso movements are robust? (Obviously not sports watch level of solidity) I'm just surprised the timekeeping aspect of this watch has been a little all over the place.

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