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My Latest Addition - 1968 1019 Milgauss

  1. Poloplayer Antimagnetic Member Feb 13, 2013

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    As a few of you already know as well as having a 'thing' about 1950's Omega Seamasters I'm also fond of late '60's / early 70's Rolexes.
    I was born in 1968 and coincidentally Rolex made some stunning watches around that time. I've been lucky enough to accumulate a few but have always hankered after a 1019 Milgauss.
    As you may know, they were very pricey and unloved in their day and after about 1966 were special order only with a long waiting list and not many were made at all.
    So when I got the chance to catch a 1968 white dial Milgauss with the rarer of the two minute tracks I had to have it - especially in this condition.
    Here it is in its original box
    And on the wrist
    And with a bit more detail
    It also came with its original 7206 bracelet but that's already in a box in its way to Michael Young to be tightened so the watch will live on this one for the next 8 weeks or so.
    Not sure I believe in the concept of the 'Grail' for me - I don't have a 1016 or a 1655 yet and I'll be just as excited when they eventually come along, but this is pretty close.
     
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  2. ulackfocus Feb 13, 2013

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    Nice catch Giles! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Dablitzer Feb 13, 2013

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    Now that's a very elegant Rolex..:thumbsup: I especially like the understated "shimmer" of the dial when it catches the light, and that red 'Milgauss' text and arrowed second hand. A GREAT catch..
     
  4. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 13, 2013

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    This is one of my favorite Rolexes, stunning piece!
     
  5. kyle L Grasshopper Staff Member Feb 13, 2013

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    Wow...not a common piece at all! You don't see too many of these. :thumbsup: Did you buy it from the original owner?
     
  6. Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Feb 13, 2013

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    Nice one Giles. Enjoy it to the fullest. This one with the black dial and the 1016 is the one I hope to add in the future.:thumbsup:
     
  7. Trev The Architect Staff Member Feb 14, 2013

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    Ok, that's pretty damn impressive. :D Awesome looking piece.
     
  8. Poloplayer Antimagnetic Member Feb 14, 2013

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    Yes I did :)
     
  9. kyle L Grasshopper Staff Member Feb 14, 2013

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    Sweet...makes the watch even more special. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Poloplayer Antimagnetic Member Feb 14, 2013

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    Thanks very much guys - it's much more dressy than my others so it really serves a purpose (like that's a consideration! :) ) ImageUploadedByTapatalk1360842746.938153.jpg
     
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  11. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 14, 2013

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    It suits your magnetic personality

    See what I did there =D
     
  12. Poloplayer Antimagnetic Member Feb 14, 2013

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    I do see, I do!
     
  13. ulackfocus Feb 14, 2013

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  14. Poloplayer Antimagnetic Member Feb 15, 2013

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    As the sun has now graced us with its presence here in England I thought I might take a couple of new shots, one on the wrist and one with the others from the Rolex box
     
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  15. Dablitzer Feb 15, 2013

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    What a collection! Congrats mate.
     
  16. Poloplayer Antimagnetic Member Feb 15, 2013

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    Thank you sir - hopefully not done just yet...still need a xxxx Oh, and a xxxx :)
     
  17. Dablitzer Feb 15, 2013

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    We can all do with a xxxx and a xxxx now and again! It's our new 'thing'...enjoy your collection..I have to say slightly jealous about that Milgauss! ;)
     
  18. Bexsonn Mar 12, 2013

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    That Milgauss is stunning, they looked so much nicer without the lighting bolt seconds hand.
     
  19. Poloplayer Antimagnetic Member Mar 12, 2013

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    Thank you - While I'm fond of my Omegas and the people here are really nice (don't tell them that though) my real watch passion is vintage Rolex and this is indeed a rare beauty - I'm very fortunate to have it.
     
  20. ulackfocus Mar 12, 2013

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    S'alright - they already know my primary brand is Longines and they haven't booted me.

    ....yet.