The Milgauss fake watch was produced to serve a very particular audience, just like so many other Rolex tools watches. With its resistance of up to 1,000 gauss of magnetism, the Rolex Milgauss was served to scientists, engineers, and medical professionals who often found themselves in high magnetic fields. Magnetism is harmful to the mechanical movements in best replica watches, 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 plenty of changes after that.
However, the Milgauss ref 1019 is one model in particular, which stands out for sporting a look that’s pretty different to other Milgauss watches. Let’s see more about the vintage Milgauss that doesn’t actually look like a typical Rolex Milgauss.
For some context, we need to look at the earliest Milgauss watches. There are several different models for us reference.
The Milgauss ref. 6541 comes with the design details which we most associate with the Milgauss watch. There’s the 38mm Oyster case equipped with an iron shield to protect the movement from magnetic fields. What’s more, there’s the honeycomb-patterned dark dial with a mix of round luminous hour markers and triangular indexes, along with the red MILGAUSS text. On top of the case is a black graduated rotating bezel.
Eventually, the fake Milgauss ref. 6541 also has the distinct lightning bolt seconds hand accompanying the alpha-style hour and minute hands.
Rolex released the Milgauss ref. 1019 in the 1960s. However, this special model looks so different to 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 include 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 fake watch and the whole Milgauss collection was discontinued in 1988.
In spite of 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 cheap replica Rolex collecting community is familiar with. In addition to the Milgauss 1019, there have been many other Rolex watches that were once regarded failures only to reemerge as popular and well-known vintage references.