Rolex Milgauss Ref.1019 Men&

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Rolex Milgauss Ref.1019 Men's Steel Vintage Watch

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A well-maintained example of the Rolex Milgauss Ref.1019. This stunning vintage piece belongs to one of Rolex's classic tool watch lines: the magnetic resistant Milgauss.

Launched in 1956 the Milgauss is another tale of Rolex creating a watch for a specific group of people, namely those who needed a watch that was antimagnetic.

Before the launch of the Milgauss, watches exposed to a magnetic field of more than 50 – 100 gauss would not run correctly. The Milgauss solved this with CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) determining the Milgauss could withstand up to 1000 gauss. In fact, the Milgauss name makes direct reference to this with “Mille” (thousand) and “Gauss” (a unit of magnetic induction).

The Milgauss made its debut with the reference 6543 which was produced in low numbers and believed by some to be more of a prototype. This was quickly replaced by the reference 6541 later the same year.

The reference 6541 shared some characteristics with the Submariner, with its steel oyster case, rotating black bezel and 60-minute markings. However, on closer inspection, a number of unique features can be identified. Its dial featured a honeycomb pattern and the second hand was in the now recognisable lighting bolt shape.

In the 1960’s the reference 6541 was replaced by the ref.1019 that we see here. The 1019 headed in a different stylistic direction to its predecessor losing the honeycomb dial in favour of a smooth black or white dial. The lighting second hand gave way to red-tipped second hand and a smooth domed bezel took the place of the original graduated black bezel. The reference 1019 would eventually be discontinued in 1988 which would signal the end of the Milguass line until its resurrection in 2007. 

If you're looking for a understated, robust every day wearer and a piece of Rolex history, you need look no further than this Rolex Milgauss Ref.1019! 

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the basics

Brand

Rolex

Model:

Milgauss

Reference:

1019

Year:

Late 1960's

SKU:

1012

THE CASE

Case Size (excluding crown):

38mm

Case Material:

Steel

MOVEMENT

Movement Type:

Automatic

Movement Calibre:

CONDITION

Case Condition:

Dial Condition:

Original

Glass Condition:

Strap Condition:

THE STRAP

Material:

Additional Information

Box & Papers:

0

Brand

Rolex

Model:

Milgauss

Reference:

1019

Year:

Late 1960's

SKU:

1012

Case Size (excluding crown):

38mm

Case Material:

Steel

Movement Type:

Automatic

Movement Calibre:

Case Condition:

Dial Condition:

Original

Glass Condition:

Good

Strap Condition:

New

Material:

Box & Papers:

0

Shipping:

For orders placed before 2pm orders will be shipped the same day.

Your watch will be carefully packaged and shipped fully insured with leading global courier companies.

Delivery Prices:

Delivery within the UK is Free. Delivery within Europe is £30. Delivery for the Rest of the World is £50.

Returns:

Don't like it or change your mind? Return it for a full refund with our 14 day, no hassle returns on all sales. See the full conditions here.

The Watches

Are all watches authenticated?

All our watches pass through a double authentication process to insure their authenticity. We also provide detailed photos of the watch from all angles to allow you to undertake your own anlysis. Finally as with everything, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our friendly team

What if something goes wrong with the watch

Whilst all our watches are fully serviced before sale, if something does go wrong, we'll repair it for free as part of our 1 year warranty

Do watches come with original box and papers?

It depends on the individual watch. You can see details under "The Basics" heading on this page. For the majority of vintage watches their original box and papers have been lost to time. Whilst they are nice to have, it’s important to note that “box and papers” DO NOT authenticate a watch despite what many in our trade say. It’s also important to realise alot of sellers (including some of the most well known in the UK) put together full sets of box, papers, hang tags etc by buying blank paperwork and boxes in the secondary market. This is a very regrettable, but unfortunately common occurrence in the trade but something we will never do!

How do I know it will fit?

For metal bracelets we provide the size it will currently fit in the description section of this page. If this measurement is too large or too small we are able to assist in either adding or removing links. We also offer this service, post service on a at-cost basis (i.e. we don't add a margin).

Can you change the strap?

Absolutely! If you don't like the current strap, let us know and we'll change it for free! We maintain a broad selection of styles and can also source straps to your specification free of charge.

Can you source something similar?

Absolutely! If its not quite what you’re looking for just get in touch and we can source one with our Free, No Obligation sourcing service. You can contact us on phone, live chat or simply submit the details of what you’re looking for on our “Find a Watch” page.

Payment

What payment options do you offer?

We accept payment by all leading credit and debit cards, ApplePay as well as bank transfer.

Do you offer financing?

Currently we don't offer financing but it’s something we're exploring.

Shipping & Returns

Can you ship an order to arrive on a certain day?

We can certainly try! We can request with our shipment partners for delivery on a certain day but ultimately the exact delivery date is subject to a number of factors outside our control.

How do I return a watch?

Simply let us know you want to send the watch back within the 14 return period and return it to us via Royal Mail Special Delivery. We’ll process your refund the same day we receive the watch back.

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Rolex Milgauss Ref.1019 Men's Steel Vintage Watch

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