Yes, they can.  The strong magnetic field of Neodymium magnets can magnetize the works inside of a wrist watch and damage magnetic media such as magnetic recording tape, mag stripes on the back of credit cards;  Further, they can damage cell phones, computers and tablets.  When working with magnets, remove your wrist-watch and store it away from he work area and do not place magnets in your pocket or in close proximity to your wallet or electronics.  Note: Once the magnets have been inserted into the connector cavity  and connected to the track and filter, the magnetic field is largely shielded and the magnet should pose little threat to your watch and electronics unless they come in very close contact with the magnets..

We are a Manufacturer of Externally mounted Air Intake Filters Screens which are commonly called Air Inlet Screens, Intake Filters, Equipment Protection Screens and Bug Screens.   Our products are available through Distributors / Mfgr. Reps., Re-sellers and OEM's - We also work with Engineering Firms to assist in providing customer solutions and in providing specifications for Bid and Spec Projects. Air Solution Company proudly serves its customers throughout North America, The UK and EU Countries.

Air Intake Filters are Manufactured by The Newway Company dba/ Air Solution Company, West Chester, OH 45071
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