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  1. Gurn

    Gurn May 20, 2018

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    My Omega 168-005 with 561 movement was running about 30 +- seconds fast in 24 hrs. Holding it under a compass moved the compass needle a little. I demagnetized it and then got no reaction from compass. Just did it so I should know tomorrow if there is a change.

    Was just wondering if some of you demagnetize yours yourself and if so how often?
     
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  2. connieseamaster

    connieseamaster May 20, 2018

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    I've never needed to and I fly with mine 3-5 times a year.
     
  3. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! May 20, 2018

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    Never
     
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  4. Canuck

    Canuck May 20, 2018

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    Only when needed. In fact, I have a ‘40s vintage Longines on my bench that will get the treatment this afternoon.
     
  5. Canuck

    Canuck May 20, 2018

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    As it happens, the aforementioned Longines badly needed de-magnetizing. Something kind of different. An 18 karat white gold case set with 0.55 carat of single cut diamonds.

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  6. SeanO

    SeanO May 20, 2018

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    after every meal. I also floss.

    I'll get my coat...
     
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  7. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector May 21, 2018

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    Compass will react to a non magnetized watch :whistling:
     
  8. Vintagewtchzilla

    Vintagewtchzilla May 21, 2018

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    for my dive watches i found a much better procedure i hold it for 72s (best number of the world) in a glass of revitalized Grander water.
    all negative vibes disapear, the case looks fresh again :thumbsup:
     
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  9. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. May 21, 2018

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    Well then you are an idiot!

    Putting an untested dive watch in water is a road to ruin, water ingress will wreck a movement before you can get to a watchmaker.

    Because I want to keep my watches dry, I simply put them on my energy polariser for 10 minutes and after that they function flawlessly and don't even need servicing. It doesn't even need power as watches are much smaller than full size cars.

    My old energy polariser came out of a car I bought in 1988. When I sold the car ten years later I took the polariser out because it was so good at keeping the car in harmony I thought it would be good for other applications.

    By the way, the car I sold to the guy died three weeks later so what more evidence do you need!

    I've used it to put a lot of my mechanical and quartz watches in harmony, it works as a high-technology energy device which creates a 'polarized' or 'ordered' molecular arrangement as distinct from the normal 'random' structure in all of the components.

    Here is mine, you can still find them on Gumtree and Craiglist.

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  10. Vintagewtchzilla

    Vintagewtchzilla May 21, 2018

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    well thats a fair point :thumbsup:
    but as of the special treatment of the water is can heal and revitalize old movements ::facepalm1:: but your energy polarizer sound like a very good alternative for quartz movements and higher amount of rubies movements. if your watch has less than 24 rubies you need to add to polarizer some "healing stones"
     
  11. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector May 21, 2018

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  12. Vintagewtchzilla

    Vintagewtchzilla May 21, 2018

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  13. Gurn

    Gurn May 21, 2018

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    I spewed my coffee................
     
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  14. Vintagewtchzilla

    Vintagewtchzilla May 21, 2018

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    that is def no solution
     
  15. michael22

    michael22 May 21, 2018

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    In fact, it is a patinated solution.
     
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  16. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. May 21, 2018

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    Ahhhh .....this thread did not disappoint!
     
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  17. Gurn

    Gurn May 21, 2018

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    Well there must be something to demagnetizing. After 24 hrs. its now only 5+- seconds fast.

    Its either that or the chicken foot I dangled over it at midnight.
     
  18. Canuck

    Canuck May 21, 2018

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    I don’t routinely demagnetize watches I service, unless they exhibit symptoms. This one was virtually stalled 24 hours after I serviced it. Blued steel hairspring. A quick trip through the demagnetized and the problem was solved.
     
  19. sevenhelmet

    sevenhelmet May 21, 2018

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    Buy a METAS Chronometer. No need to ever worry about degaussing again...
    :D
     
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  20. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus May 21, 2018

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    @Canuck - Look what you did to that poor watch! You bent the "I" in LONGINES when you demagnetized it!