Maybe a silly question...but, does anyone know if it is alright to wear a bracelet with a magnetic closure next to a watch, or will the magnet damage the mechanism of the watch??
Thank you in advance for any assistance!
I wouldn't. I have heard that the magnet can destory the watch's mechanism so I've always worn this type bracelet on my other hand.
I don't know if this is true; but I don't want to take the chance. In fact when wearing this type bracelet, when I take off my jewelry at night, I don't put my watch & bracelet close together----just to be safe.
NO! I speak from experience. Also when you wear it to eat lunch, it will pick up your silverware! LOL
But NO to wearing it next to your watch.
After losing one magnet bracelet, I won't be buying any more.
I lost one, too....only to find it months later stuck to the bottom side of my range when I pulled it out for cleaning under it. :D Was happy to have it back, but yeah, be careful. I never wear mine next to my watch, but it once sent off red laser-like lights to the cashier's scanner at Macy's. Freaked us both out! I have to think it could damage a watch.
Probably not a good idea to wear a magnetic bracelet next to a watch. Magnets can affect the watches performance.
This is such a great question! I have wondered about this for years, and to be on the safe side have never worn a magnetic closure next to a watch.
I only had one magnetic bracelet and it was really cute with turtles as the links. It came undone and I lost it.
I'll have to check the bottom-side of my range! LOL! I'm sure it's stuck somewhere around here.
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Also, laptop computers do NOT like magnets! I was wearing a bracelet with a magnetic closure and my laptop went nutso! It took me a few seconds to figure out what was going on, and DH (my IT dept ) said to never wear it while working on the laptop!
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Catstamper: that makes sense. But I never thought about it.
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Thank you to everyone for your insightful and informative responses. I did call my local jeweller to ask this same question. According to this source, it IS okay as long as the watch is battery operated and not a self-winding type. However, my intuition as well as all your responses makes me think just to be safe, I won't be wearing the two together even though my watch is battery operated. As much as I like the ease and simplicity of a magnetic closure, I think in the future I will try and avoid buying bracelets that are constructed that way.
Been there and done that.........don't do it! My watch kept losing time and I thought the battery was bad, but after I reset it, it worked fine. I discovered my magnetic bracelet was flipping over (magnet going to the top of my hand where the watch face was), and messing up the watch. Luckily, after I stopped wearing them together, the watch was OK.
I also had a magnetic bracelet literally fly off my hand as I was walking past a Steelcase bookcase in my office. It was hiliarious to see it (both ends stuck on there), but I don't wear them so much anymore!
My magnetic bracelet caused my battery operated watch to lose time (when I wore it on the same wrist). After this happened several times, I stopped wearing the bracelet next to the watch. The watch is fine now. My bracelet also was attracted to silverware.
Just an update! Even though I said I wouldn't....I DID wear my battery operated watch with a bracelet that has a magnetic closure. Guess what??? My watch DID start to lose time!!! So much for the accuracy of my jeweler's advice! Thank you again ladies... I should have listened to you.
My watch does seem to be keeping time now that I reset it, but I still wonder if in some way the magnet caused permanent damage. I hope not!
Dito: my watch started acting up when I wore a magnetic closure bracelet. DID NOT know it would affect a computer, too. Makes perfect sense though. Oh you ladies are such a wealth of information. That's why I love these boards. Keep it coming.