After recently being informed that older watches used radium and testing my watches with a freinds gamma scout meter it is safe to say I will never be wearing some of my older watches again and will in fact be disposing of them!
Is anyone else aware/concerned by this. I was surprised how many watch collectors/watchmakers did not know or thought that these watches were safe because they are 80-100 years old. In fact radium has a half life of 1600 years so they are as radioactive today as the day they were when manufactured
Please post any of your thoughts on this