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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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The new Airking dials look good but the Milgauss is the choice out of those.

But go GV.
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Welcome to TRF

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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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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