I was out in the shop earlier, and came back inside the house, noticed my watch fast a few hours. Did a search to find out what kinds of things cause this, and found that it was probably the magnets/electrical fields from the power tools I was using. Also came across a lot of people swearing that watches stop or malfunction constantly when they wear them, and a lot of people claiming it is because some people generate excess static electricity. This reminded me of my father, who died when I was six, who claimed in an essay I read, that both him and his mother experienced this. Supposedly, their watches would only last a short while before they stopped working. And he claimed this was due to static electricity. Is this really due to static electricity in the body? http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070316045551AAXrUFk Also, if anyone knows, what factors can cause a watch to malfunction/speed up, and how does this play out.