Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic bracelet watch together with original punched Guarantee booklet, Certificate and Milgauss bookletMilgauss, Ref:1019 made in 1970, Sold 26th February 1973

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Lot 95
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic bracelet watch together with original punched Guarantee booklet, Certificate and Milgauss booklet
Milgauss, Ref:1019 made in 1970, Sold 26th February 1973

Sold for £ 14,400 (US$ 19,859) inc. premium
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic bracelet watch together with original punched Guarantee booklet, Certificate and Milgauss booklet
Milgauss, Ref:1019 made in 1970, Sold 26th February 1973
26-jewel Cal.1580 movement adjusted to 5 positions and temperature with brass inner protective movement cover, silvered dial with applied baton hour markers, sweep centre seconds with red triangular tip, polished case with chamfered bezel, screw down Oyster crown and screw back, fitted Oyster folding link bracelet with locking clasp, together with the original punched Guarantee booklet, punched certificate and Milgauss booklet, case, dial and movement signed 39mm.

Footnotes

  • The name 'Milgaus' combines 'Mil', meaning a thousand, and 'Gaus' which is the unit for a measure of magnetism. A standard watch movement can withstand up to 70-80 Gaus, but any more than that and the workings are effected. Good watches can resist magnetic fields of between 60 and 70 Gauss, but the 'Milgauss' can keep its precision in magnetic fields of up to 1000 Gauss.

    Due to the specialist nature of these watches not many were sold, and it is interesting to note that even though the current watch offered here was manufactured in 1970, it was not sold until February 1973, when it was purchased by the current owner.
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