How do magnets affect automatic and mechanical watches? Watch and Learn #21

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In today's Watch and Learn episode, we will discuss magnetism. If you place your mechanical or automatic watch near a magnet, it can become magnetized and end up running extremely fast. A quick trip through a de-magnetizer can get it running properly again.

We will check the timing of an Orient Ray, magnetize it, check its timing, then de-magnetize it and check the timing again. Hopefully we can get it to operate like it did before we magnetized it.

You should take care to not place your mechanical or automatic watches near a magnetic source.

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