Airport security detectors and VC movements

Hi there,

As I just booked a trip to NYC where I'd like to bring my (still in restauration) vintage VC, I wondered if airport security detectors could mess up with the movement*?

If yes, what can I do about it?

* I believe it to be the Cal. P453 -- which I learned, thanks to this forum, is considered chronometer quality.

Thanks in advance,

Re: Airport security detectors and VC movements
10/11/2016 - 04:45

Bonjour Simon

Never had a problem travelling from Canada to US or back, nor Canada to Europe.

Maybe others have had different experiences??


I've never had those metal detectors mess up my watches so don't think
10/11/2016 - 09:20

it can be an issue

I've taken rolls through
10/12/2016 - 23:40

Last summer on a flight from NYC to Copenhagen and back, I took my watch roll in my carry-on without a problem.

Re: I've taken rolls through
10/16/2016 - 01:19



Next time (if there will be one) you are in Copenhagen, I would love to meet up! I don't think that there are many other VC enthusiasts in Denmark...

Copenhagen's Amazing Clock
10/18/2016 - 10:51

Hi Dalgaard,

I definitely will. Last summer when we were there, we saw this incredible clock that was made in 1955 (or thereabouts...) and is on display in City Hall. (I think it was City Hall or another public building.) Instead of "Bike City" they could also call it "Clock City."

Cheers, Bill

Re: Copenhagen's Amazing Clock
10/30/2016 - 01:29

Hi Bill,

Thanks for your reply and for sharing that! Yeah, that is the world clock - it is very cool.



By the way, thank you very much for you inputs for my Overseas considerations. I did post the result but it is an old post that noone will ever see so I will repost.


Re: Airport security detectors and VC movements
10/13/2016 - 02:52

Thanks for your answers. That's a great news.