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Old 16 May 2019, 04:49 AM   #1
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My Rolex went through an X-Ray. Any worries?

I had to go to court today to pick up some documentation. They had me put my Submariner, belt, and keys in a bucket to put through what I believe was an X-Ray scanner.

After the fact, I remembered reading something about this possibly magnetizing the watch.

Anyone have any experience with this?
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Old 16 May 2019, 04:51 AM   #2
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It uses xrays, not magnets. So no.


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Old 16 May 2019, 04:52 AM   #3
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Only if it didn't come out on the other side.
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Old 16 May 2019, 04:55 AM   #4
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Nope. You are thinking of exposure to an MRI.


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Old 16 May 2019, 04:56 AM   #5
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No concerns at all regarding an X-ray.
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Old 16 May 2019, 04:58 AM   #6
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Oh OK. Iím not sure what I was thinking of. So basically at courts and airports there are no concerns with the scanners and detectors they use?
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Old 16 May 2019, 05:00 AM   #7
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Oh OK. Iím not sure what I was thinking of. So basically at courts and airports there are no concerns with the scanners and detectors they use?
No, but your best bet is to not take it off at all because of theft. It usually won't set off the metal detector.
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Old 16 May 2019, 05:11 AM   #8
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Oh OK. Iím not sure what I was thinking of. So basically at courts and airports there are no concerns with the scanners and detectors they use?
Correct, no need to worry
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Old 16 May 2019, 05:34 AM   #9
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Even entering Disneyland, I have to go through an X-ray and I never take off my watch so no worries
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Old 16 May 2019, 05:37 AM   #10
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This thread should be titled, "Can I wear my Rolex through an x-ray machine?"

(P.S., yes, you can).
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Old 16 May 2019, 05:38 AM   #11
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Even entering Disneyland, I have to go through an X-ray and I never take off my watch so no worries
That's a metal detector, not an x-ray. But still no worries.
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Old 16 May 2019, 05:45 AM   #12
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No problem. However, I travel often and use casebodi for my watches which I place safely in my bag when going through security. I have seen many pile ups of trays falling of the belts.
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Old 16 May 2019, 05:49 AM   #13
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That's a metal detector, not an x-ray. But still no worries.
Lol you’re right me
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Old 16 May 2019, 06:50 AM   #14
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Stone me, anybody would think their Rolex is a 3 month old kid.
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Old 16 May 2019, 07:22 AM   #15
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Old 16 May 2019, 07:30 AM   #16
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No problem. However, I travel often and use casebodi for my watches which I place safely in my bag when going through security. I have seen many pile ups of trays falling of the belts.


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Old 16 May 2019, 07:34 AM   #17
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Stone me, anybody would think their Rolex is a 3 month old kid.
True story

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Old 16 May 2019, 07:42 AM   #18
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I've gone through X-ray machines (the stand-up, full body scans) wearing my 1601 & have had no issues. I would be more nervous to take it off my wrist (have never done this at any airport on Planet Earth) and put it through the conveyor belt machine with a slack-jawed, sticky-fingered team of TSA "employees."
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Old 16 May 2019, 08:04 AM   #19
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I'm quite the opposite. I'd rather discretely tuck it into the recesses of my bag and send it through the x-ray machine at the airport (eyeing it like a hawk obviously, but there are cameras EVERYWHERE so wouldn't expect that many foolish people to steal at a security check), than wear it and have a TSA agent tell me to take it off and put it wide open into a tray where everyone can see it.
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Old 16 May 2019, 08:50 AM   #20
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I was thinking about this myself because I had a similar case. Thanks people!
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Old 16 May 2019, 06:16 PM   #21
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No, but your best bet is to not take it off at all because of theft. It usually won't set off the metal detector.
Provided you are permitted to keep it on. I have been at some airports where they insist it goes through the detector - often not negotiable.
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Old 17 May 2019, 12:05 AM   #24
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What about the metal detectors at airports?

Read on here people wouldn't take them off, what's the general view?

Can they damage the watch if kept on?
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Old 17 May 2019, 12:21 AM   #25
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worse that could happen it could turn into a "Hulk", lol
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Old 17 May 2019, 12:28 AM   #26
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What about the metal detectors at airports?

Read on here people wouldn't take them off, what's the general view?

Can they damage the watch if kept on?
People donít want to take them off so they donít get stolen. A magnetometer wonít do any damage to your watch. I usually discreetly tuck my watch in my bag prior to going through. Then Iím eagle eyed watching my bag. Havenít had any issues thus far. If the magnetometer is set low then your watch will definitely set it off and now you have to make a production of taking it off and putting it though the machine. I just slip it in the bag and avoid the hassle
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Old 17 May 2019, 12:39 AM   #27
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Old 17 May 2019, 01:01 AM   #28
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This thread should be titled, "Can I wear my Rolex through an x-ray machine?"

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Old 17 May 2019, 01:12 AM   #29
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