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Magnetism of electroplating processes




Will electroplating magnetize a watch in any way. Does it effect an electric watch?

Carl Horton
Accents of Gold - Portland, Oregon, USA
2003



I'm guessing that you are talking about brush plating in this context. I don't believe it will magnetize a watch or affect an electric watch as a rule. But any time you put a magnetic material in the vicinity of a magnet or an electric current there is always some potential of magnetizing it; if there wasn't, it wouldn't be possible to build a magnet or an electric motor.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
2003




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