2020 Top Selling Vintage Milgauss Rolex
The Milgauss watch was made to serve a very special audience, just like so many other Rolex tools watches. With its resistance of up to 1,000 gausses of magnetism, the replica Rolex Milgauss was served to scientists, engineers, and medical professionals who often found themselves in high magnetic fields. Magnetism is bad for mechanical movements, therefore, an anti-magnetic watch is in order when exposed to high magnetic field environments. Rolex made the Milgauss in the mid-1950s and the collection has undergone many changes after that.
However, the Milgauss ref 1019 is one model in particular, which stands out for sporting a look that's rather different from other Milgauss watches.
The Milgauss ref. 6541 comes with the design details which we most associate with the Milgauss fake watch. There's the 38mm Oyster case equipped with an iron shield to protect the movement from magnetic fields. Besides, there's the honeycomb-patterned dark dial with a mix of round luminous hour markers and triangular indexes, together with the red MILGAUSS text. On top of the case is a black graduated rotating bezel.
Rolex launched the Milgauss ref. 1019 in the 1960s. However, this popular model looks so different from its predecessors that at first glance the Milgauss link is not immediately clear.
While the case size remained at 38mm, the Milgauss ref. 1019 contains a smooth steel bezel indeed of the preceding rotating black bezel. The dial, available in black or silver, did not include the honeycomb pattern and it now housed baton hour markers. Even more surprisingly, the Milgauss ref. 1019 did not consist of the signature lightning bolt seconds hand. It was replaced with a straight seconds hand with a small red arrow tip.
These design changes did not prove to be successful during the Milgauss ref. 1019's production run. It's no secret it was a slow-moving Rolex watch and the whole Milgauss collection was stopped in 1988.
Despite its initial unpopularity decades ago, the Milgauss 1019 now has an enthusiastic base of collectors. The Milgauss 1019's turnaround story is one that the vintage Rolex collecting community is familiar with. In addition to the Milgauss 1019, there have been many other Rolex replica watches that were once regarded failures only to reemerge as popular and well-known vintage references.