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Electro-magnetic Watch Myth: An electro-magnetic watch can deflect bullets In Live and Let Die, Q gives Bond an electromagnetic watch. In a deleted scene, Bond uses it to deflect a bullet. In other scenes, the watch pulls down a zipper on a woman’s dress and pulls away his boss’ teaspoon from across the room.
Exact replica of the watch from Live and Let Die Jamie found an electromagnet small enough to fit in an exact replica of the watch from Live and Let Die. He ramped up the voltage 5x to give it a resulting field of 575 gauss. For comparison:
* Earth: 1/2 gauss
* fridge magnet: 10 gauss
* junkyard magnetic crane: 10000 gauss
They rigged up a remote firing control on a pistol so that they could have precise control over each firing. Two firings showed that the bullet closely followed the same trajectory each time.
* watch (575 gauss): With the watch in place, there was no change in the bullet’s trajectory: it went through the same hole as the bullets before.
* big electromagnet (3200 gauss): went through same hole
* 10 neodymium iron boron magnets (each magnet can lift 350lbs): the bullet actually dipped slightly and was sent flipping into the target. The hold was slightly lower on the target
* 10 neodymium + 3 even bigger magnets (60000+ gauss): Adam added three even bigger magnets (3x as thick) to the end of the row of magnets. The bullet was pulled down far enough that it hit the top of one of the last magnets.