Description

    Rolex Ref. 1019 Milgauss Oyster Perpetual Wristwatch, circa 1970
    Case: No. 2457389, stainless steel, three body, 38 mm, screw back and crown, smooth inclined bezel, inner soft iron gilt metal antimagnetic protecting cap forming a Faraday cage
    Dial: brushed silver over soft iron, applied steel luminous bar markers, black outer minute/seconds divisions, red tip hack center seconds hand, tapered steel luminous batons
    Movement: 26 jewels, automatic, adjusted to five positions and temperature, caliber 1580, rhodium finish, straight line lever, monometallic balance with Microstella timing screws, white alloy self compensating balance spring
    Band: stainless steel, style 78360, deployant clasp
    Signed: all signed Rolex, dial also signed Milgauss in red

    Note: Rolex introduced the Milgauss model in the early 1950's with the reference 6541. The model was designed to protect against high electro-magnetic radiation for clients working in research laboratories and electro-engineering environments. The name comes from the Greek "Mil" for thousand, and "Gauss" which is the unit for measuring magnetism. Standard watches can only withstand 70 to 90 Gauss whereas the Milgauss model is protected in magnetic environments up to 1,000 Gauss.




    Condition Report*:

    Type: Rolex Ref. 1019 Milgauss Oyster Perpetual Wristwatch, circa 1970
    Dial: silver, steel baton indexes
    Hands; luminous tapered hands
    Metal: stainless steel
    Case No: 2457389
    Case Info: three body, inner cap/cage
    Case Width: 38 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: caliber 1580, rhodium finish, 26 jewels, adjusted five positions and temperature, monometallic balance with Microstella timing screws, white alloy self compensating balance spring
    Band: 78360, stainless, 13 links deplolyant clasp
    Circa: second quarter of 1970 marked in case back
    Condition: overall good condition, movement is good and running, dial is superb, case is good, band is good


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