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    Magnetized?

    My wife's Breitling SOH 38 was running intermittently fast. I got the watch back from my watchmaker today, he said it was a sticking hairspring. We ended up talking about a million other things, so I neglected to ask him if it was just magnetized. Is that what generally causes a sticking hairspring on a watch that has been serviced in the last 12mos?

    As a bonus, he gave it a quick polish. Looks better than when I dropped it off. My wife is happy.
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    Could well be, unless it was contaminated with oil.


    A work neighbour of mine has a Rolex (I think anyway, it might be an Omega), and I spotted him refitting a huge 15inch Tannoy vintage loudspeaker into its cabinet .......

    I said what the heck are you doing , you’re wearing your watch ! , he had NO IDEA of the risk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    Could well be, unless it was contaminated with oil.


    A work neighbour of mine has a Rolex (I think anyway, it might be an Omega), and I spotted him refitting a huge 15inch Tannoy vintage loudspeaker into its cabinet .......

    I said what the heck are you doing , you’re wearing your watch ! , he had NO IDEA of the risk.

    Did he mention it running fast next time you saw him?

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    I got him to take it off !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    Could well be, unless it was contaminated with oil.


    A work neighbour of mine has a Rolex (I think anyway, it might be an Omega), and I spotted him refitting a huge 15inch Tannoy vintage loudspeaker into its cabinet .......

    I said what the heck are you doing , you’re wearing your watch ! , he had NO IDEA of the risk.
    Just how strong is the magnetic field coming off one of those? Can't be so much as to trouble a modern watch, especially a modern Omega.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raza View Post
    Just how strong is the magnetic field coming off one of those? Can't be so much as to trouble a modern watch, especially a modern Omega.
    They're fricking H U G E man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    Could well be, unless it was contaminated with oil.


    A work neighbour of mine has a Rolex (I think anyway, it might be an Omega), and I spotted him refitting a huge 15inch Tannoy vintage loudspeaker into its cabinet .......

    I said what the heck are you doing , you’re wearing your watch ! , he had NO IDEA of the risk.
    Your neighbour is going to listen to a vintage 15 inch Tannoy and you think his watch takes precedence over his ears?!



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    Quote Originally Posted by CFR View Post
    Your neighbour is going to listen to a vintage 15 inch Tannoy and you think his watch takes precedence over his ears?!
    He doesn't listen to them, just trades in them.... seeks out and buys them here , then sells them to crazy people in Japan etc

    That model can sell for £1500-£2000 - each driver !! - without cabinets !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    He doesn't listen to them, just trades in them.... seeks out and buys them here , then sells them to crazy people in Japan etc

    That model can sell for £1500-£2000 - each driver !! - without cabinets !!
    Ah! Selling them is not only perfectly fine, but even meritorious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
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    15,000 gauss​ huge?
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