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with north korea rattling their sabres, or i guess their bayonets, about nuking us (good try on that one with their rockets that tend to blow up on the pads) it got me wondering about that one errant missile that might make it to our shores. what might be the effect on a mechanical watch if the bomb is far enough away from ground zero yet close enough to rain low level radiation upon said watch? will the radiation create some bizarro magnetic anomoly that will cause a mechanical watch to do bizarro things? any other effects? of course this scenario assumes said watch is nowhere close to ground zero--we know what will happen then.

on the off chance north korea pulls off an amazing upset--the upset of century would likely be an understatement--and takes over our country are there any north korean watches we should be looking out for? with the embargo on luxury goods i suspect the north koreans will clean out rolex stores and the only thing left will be north korean watches.

just to make sure the above is read in the correct frame of mind....:wink::wink:
 

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Most of us live rather close to viable target areas, so I don't see us being around long enough for that to be a concern. But for those surviving your theoretical apocalyptic catastrophe, the trusty mechanical watch will be one of the (relativly) happy survivors. The radiation from the nuclear fallout you're thinking of would only affect living organic materials and tissue.

HANDOK watches are Korean made, but I don't know where the factory is located.
 

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An electro-magnetic pulse will fry a quartz watch without any problem whatsoever.
It would be just like you see in the movies, but without all those ridiculous f/x sparks.
 

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enzo--yeah, it would definitely be miller time if north korea did manage to slip one through. we have heard of rats and roaches surviving but what about that pink christmas tree of yours? i googled nuke proof watches and found a few russian watches at the bay. i wonder if the workmen at chernobyl were issued those watches?
 

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Either that or I'm saying I'm buying an EMP generator and driving by the ShopNBC warehouse. :001_tongue:
I'll get you the contact information on Steven Soderbergh. You might be able to borrow the one he used in Clooney's movie OCEANS ELEVEN. :laugh:
 

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enzo--yeah, it would definitely be miller time if north korea did manage to slip one through. we have heard of rats and roaches surviving but what about that pink christmas tree of yours? i googled nuke proof watches and found a few russian watches at the bay. i wonder if the workmen at chernobyl were issued those watches?
Pratt my man, the pink Christmas tree is guaranteed nuke-resistant. That is why I bought it.
 
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