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I use those Neodymium Disc Magnets around the shop extensively, to hold special tools to their respective machines.
 
I learned the other day, whilst unpacking a new supply of them, is that you don't want them near your wristwatch. My HAQ Certina, which usually keeps time within a second a month, was suddenly running 17 seconds slow. I reset the time and all is well. Lesson learned. Probably common sense/knowledge among you watch people, but I thought I'd post my experience.



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If you magnetize a watch, it can get worse. Luckily, you can demagnetize them easily.

There are anti magnetic watches like the Rolex Milgauss.




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There are anti magnetic watches like the Rolex Milgauss.


Or all Omegas after 2014. They have a silicon balance spring and balance wheel.


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I’d like to get a newer Seamaster Professional, Tudor BB or a Doxa 300T and then I’d consider my watch collecting to be more or less complete.


Heresy! Burn the infidel! Smile

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magnets [snip] don't want them near your wristwatch. [snip] Lesson learned.


A very good post, and a nice reminder to me. We use a ton (literally!) of neo magnets at work... I probably should quit wearing my nicer watches to work.

ETA: One of our managers used to have to get new credit cards all the time. He carries his watch in a front pocket and being against the work benches a lot seemed to kill the stripes on them.




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What with the bronze and brass watches shown this year in this thread, I wonder if ya'll had spotted this one.

If I didn't already own a nice Glycine Airman, this one (model GL0166) would be tugging on my wallet.




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Shortest time I've ever owned a watch - under 10 minutes. Wife has it now. Smile



It was almost like brand new! Bracelet WAS brand new never used. Dial looks otherwise in the image, but it is silver.

She loves it and she can read it! Her other ladies DJ was unreadable.

She deserves it.
 
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I like a Datejust with a turn-o-graph! Cool.




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Kayaking, on and in the water. I watches the time like a hawk to make sure we made the pull-out before the last ride back. I never once wondered about the date. Wink

 
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It looks so different without that cyclops and date window. Perfection!

It looks great on that NATO too!
 
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No date Subs are the way to go.




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Have had several Panerai, with my last being a fixed lug Radiomir in the 47mm range and very old Rolex movement.

If I were to get a Rolex, it would be a no date Sub, please Smile




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No date Subs are the way to go.


On occasion, I've been known to add the date, sans cyclops.

 
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No date Subs are the way to go.


On occasion, I've been known to add the date, sans cyclops.



I like your choice in straps, instead of banging up the SS bracelet. What are you using here?


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I like your choice in straps, instead of banging up the SS bracelet. What are you using here?


Crown & Buckle Supreme NATO. You will NOT be disappointed. It is the only NATO I will use. 20mm for a Sub, if that's what you have.
 
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I like your choice in straps, instead of banging up the SS bracelet. What are you using here?


Crown & Buckle Supreme NATO. You will NOT be disappointed. It is the only NATO I will use. 20mm for a Sub, if that's what you have.


Thanks. I sold my Sub to purchase my JC Deep Sea Seadweller, but if I still had it (or better still a "Kermit"), I'd sure be open to going with a Crown & Buckle like yours. Looks great!


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Time for the quarterly underwater test to verify my SMP300’s water resistance - conducted @ a depth of .016666667 Fathoms.

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Time for the quarterly underwater test to verify my SMP300’s water resistance - conducted @ a depth of .016666667 Fathoms.

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LOL 0.1 feet! Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin



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Time for the quarterly underwater test to verify my SMP300’s water resistance - conducted @ a depth of .016666667 Fathoms. -PASSED-

LOL! 1.2 inches deep; that must be some kind of record. :-)
 
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On the wrist today:
Glycine KMU46 (3804-19S) ~2000
Unitas 6497-1 movement
Glycine rubber strap






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