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Old 19 March 2017, 11:22 AM   #1
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My 1st Rolex

Hi, all. I'm in the market for my first Rolex! Very excited, and am over 50. I'm also new to this site as of today. Here are my choices :
A) Milgauss-black or blue dial
B) Air King (pre owned)- blue dial
C) Air King- new, black dial
D) Explorer I

Can anyone recommend which model is rarest? Good , fair dealers?
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Old 20 March 2017, 12:55 AM   #2
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Milgauss with blue dial is a big winner in my book. Explorer is a close second. Happy hunting.
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Old 20 March 2017, 02:23 AM   #3
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Of that list, I'd go for the Explorer I.
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Old 20 March 2017, 02:53 AM   #4
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Congratulations! I would go preowned.

All great options!

My local Rolex dealer has a preowned Explorer 2016
But great dealers that I have dealt with.

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I would definitely go for the Explorer I.
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Old 20 March 2017, 07:16 PM   #6
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None on your list is rare. But the coolest looking would be the milgauss. The classic looking would be explorer.
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Old 20 March 2017, 09:12 PM   #7
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The 39 mm Explorer would be my choice. Look at the newer model with the longer hour and minute hands.
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Old 20 March 2017, 09:16 PM   #8
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The new Airking dials look good but the Milgauss is the choice out of those.

But go GV.
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The Milgaus will wear the largest if that matters at all. For me as a first I'd go with the Explorer 1.
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Old 20 March 2017, 09:26 PM   #10
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I would go Milgauss black dial (non-GV)
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Old 21 March 2017, 06:52 AM   #11
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Milhaud for me a lobe,y piece
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Old 21 March 2017, 10:15 PM   #12
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I love the blue Milgauss, but I wouldn't want it to be my only one. I have the explorer 1 39mm and it can be worn with a suit or jeans, great all around. Milgauss just doesn't work as well as a daily driver, kind of like how I wouldn't want m only car to be a Corvette.
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Old 21 March 2017, 10:46 PM   #13
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Welcome! Although not my cup of tea, out of your options i would say Milgauss GV. Happy hunting!
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Welcome, Milgauss black dial will strike the ice just right. maybe even some added balance on the wire of life. its a very kool watch. #chillinatracetrack
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Old 1 April 2017, 08:01 AM   #15
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My first Rolex is the Deepsea. I like bigger, chunkier watches, so the dive watch line is where I tend to look. The Explorers and GMT Masters are also tops in my book. But the one non-rugged style Rolex I covet is the Milgauss. Given your choices, I'd personally go for the Explorer, with the Milgauss a very close second.
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Welcome, I went new Air-King with the same options.
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Old 1 April 2017, 08:04 PM   #17
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Pick Explorer 39mm with 3,6,9 being white gold and you won't regret 39mm might sound too small but it really works.I have big wrist 18,5 cm(7.25inc)
and i own 39mm Cellini 50519 and it looks great on my wrist.I am looking to add rolex explorer 39mm 3,6,9 in gold these would be my 2 watches that i ever need
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Milgauss GV black... I just bought one a few weeks ago and I LOVE it. No buyer's remorse at all.
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I would go with the Milgauss out of your options. Stands out the most to me.
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I'd go with an Explorer.
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