While able to withstand the force meted out by active daily life, the precision of your timepiece can be affected by magnetism. This can happen due to frequent exposure to major magnetic fields of various origins.
Magnetic Fields Are Everywhere
More than ever, our environment is exposed to magnetic fields on a daily basis. These sources include: cellular telephones, magnetic closure systems for handbags, glasses cases, wallets, refrigerators, and cupboards, office equipment, anti-rheumatic bracelets, magnets, speakers, landline telephones, televisions, computers and tablets, laptop computers, audio and video systems, MP3s, microwave ovens, hair-dryers, hi-fi equipment, domestic appliances, and induction hobs. Consequently, it is quite common to magnetize a watch unwittingly.
The exposure of your watch to magnetic fields may interfere with its normal operation, whether you own a mechanical, automatic or quartz model.
Although these fields are not damaging to your timepiece, their influence can affect its accuracy or even stop the watch completely. The major effects of magnetism on a watch are quite clear. Under the influence of a low-intensity magnetic field, a slight disturbance of the watch’s normal functioning may be noticed.
However, a strong magnetic field may have an effect on the movement of a mechanical watch and alter the normal functioning of the balance spring. Steel components are even more sensitive to magnetism and create magnetic fields inside the movement. The watch’s functioning could then undergo significant interference, or even stop completely in the magnetic field.
A quartz watch may have its functioning disturbed or may lose time or even stop completely for several seconds when it enters a strong magnetic field, although it will resume its normal functioning as soon as it emerges from the field concerned. This disturbance consequently only continues for as long as your watch is at the heart of the magnetic field.
How Can You Tell?
Lepsi technology allows to make a health check of your watch. Thanks to the iOs and Android Apps, you can control the accuracy of your watch. If this one is not correct, the module “magnetism detector” makes it possible to check the level of magnetism. The Watch Dock is also equipped with a very high quality magnetism sensor. This double control allows you to know precisely if you need to demagnetize your watch.
What We Suggest If Your Timepiece Is Magnetized
An operation called “demagnetization”, which involves no risk to your watch, will be undertaken. In the majority of cases, the setting of the movement and the width of the balance will return to normal after this operation.
Lepsi designed the Watch Dock, it allows you to demagnetize your watch easily in just a few seconds. Put your piece on the Dock, press the button, wait 10 seconds. It is done !