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    De-Magnetizing

    Apologies if this has been posted before. I couldn't find it via a forum search.

    I travel extensively. One of my toys is at the watch hospital being de-magnetized. I went through too many security magnets at the airport for it's liking. Going forward I will wear a more resilient watch through the magnets and put that one on later. Regardless, is there a home de-magnetizer someone would recommend in case it starts speeding up again? I have seen a few on the web, but not sure if anyone has experience with any or not.

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    Re: De-Magnetizing

    Ideally you would get a professional job but they cost $$$ so get a cheapy of the Bay. I understand that they can struggle with large watches but it’s a darn site better than nothing and you’ll not make matters worse.

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    Re: De-Magnetizing

    I bought a donut shaped unit that you pass the entire watch through. Euro tools and it was about $35. They work great just be sure not to magnetize further by touching the edges.


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    Thank you! I will check one of those out.
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    Re: De-Magnetizing

    The guys in the watchmaking forum talk about this quite a bit. They seem to swear by the cheap ones you can get off Amazon.
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    Re: De-Magnetizing

    The blue box cheapie works great.
    Look on youtube for instructions for use... it just works.

    Order from a place with a good return/replacement policy however as they do seem to have more than a few duds in the bunch. First one I got was a dud, 2nd worked great.
    Best 12$ I've spent on watch tools in years. It's more than paid for itself.
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    Re: De-Magnetizing

    Quote Originally Posted by Champagne InHand View Post
    I bought a donut shaped unit that you pass the entire watch through. Euro tools and it was about $35. They work great just be sure not to magnetize further by touching the edges.


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    I have this type too. Do you mean touch the edges of the watch? Demagnetizer unit? What technique do you recommend?
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    Re: De-Magnetizing

    If you buy on ebay, get one with the correct plug. They sell U.S. and European versions. Also, be sure the bracelet gets demagnetized as well.
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    Re: De-Magnetizing

    Quote Originally Posted by slorollin View Post
    I have this type too. Do you mean touch the edges of the watch? Demagnetizer unit? What technique do you recommend?
    Yes. Touching the tips of your tools to the edges magnetize them. Just be careful passing and entire watch, on bracelet, through the donut being careful not to touch a link in the bracelet to an edge. Easy to demagnetize the entire case... or pocket watch for which they were designed.


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