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▶ Rolex Milgauss 116400GV Blue & Rolex Explorer II 216570, COMPARISON

▶ Rolex Milgauss 116400GV Blue & Rolex Explorer II 216570, COMPARISON

Hey guys, this
is Kevin from and today we’ll be
comparing the Rolex Milgauss here on my left. Reference number 116400GV. We’ll be comparing it against
the Rolex Explorer II, in the black, reference number 216570. We’ll be talking about the price, the dial, bezel, case, crown, bracelet, clasp and the movement towards
the end of the video. As of January 2017, you
can get the Rolex Milgauss at a Rolex retailer for $8,200. Or you can get it at
for as low as $6,550. For the Explorer II, same thing, as of January, 2017 you can
get this at a Rolex retailer for $8,100 or at for $6,750. So let’s go ahead and
compare the dials now. So as you can see,
obviously, color difference. Not too big of a deal. Specifically talking about the color. The Milgauss comes in
either the blue or black. For the black we have orange accented six, rather three, six, nine in X markers. While the Explorer comes
in a black or white with the same orange GMT hand. So one thing I wanna
mention, the colored hands, they are not of the same type. For the Rolex Milgauss,
we have a thunderbolt orange hand that tracks
the second as you can see as it ticks by. While the Explorer II
has a orange GMT hand which it allows for tracking
of a second time zone. I’m not going to show you
exactly how that works. We have plenty of videos on
Explorer II on our channel so you can check those
out if you wanna see how that GMT function works. We kind of have those same, similar, text at the top with the name of the model colored in orange as you can see there. The Milgauss here on the
left, we have an orange and the Explorer II,
we have one right here, also an orange. Besides that, main difference obviously, we have index markers on the Milgauss. While the Explorer has Rolex’s maxi dial which is 30% larger than
a normal hour markers. Hour markers are indicated
by circular markers. With only the six and the nine and a 12 as an index marker. Unfortunately neither
of these have different, neither of these have
different hour markers, they’re only in this type of hour markers. There’s no Arabic or Roman
or anything of that sort. There’s not any customization, too much customization on either one. Like I said, the Milgauss,
either blue or black, or the Explorer, either black or white. Also one notable feature
to mention before I move on to the bezel is that for the crystal, you can actually see the difference. The Milgauss has a green
sapphire crystal as you can see. It’s almost kind of like
highlighting the edges of it. Whereas the Explorer II has just a transparent sapphire crystal. So let’s go ahead and
review the bezels now. bezels obviously very different. As the Milgauss just
has a very fashionable, just high polished dome bezel all around. Whereas the Explorer
II has a 24 hour cycle graduated along the bezel. Like I said, also goes
with that GMT function. Besides that, it is a brushed steel or sand finish bezel with just the numbers
graduated all around. Moving on, the case size of these watches. The case size of the
Milgauss from my index finger to my thumb here is 40
millimeters in diameter. While the Explorer II
is a little bit larger. It is 42 millimeters in diameter and that’s from my index
finger to my thumb here. So two millimeters size difference. Doesn’t actually look too noticeable. But the Explorer II does
have more readability to it. Both of these cases are of
the same type of structure. They are made out of a
mono block middle case with a screwed on case
back and a winding crown. Whereas the material type of these is, both of these are made out of 904L steel which is a Rolex made in house steel. That has a little more shine to it, a little more durability
and so on, so forth. So I wanna go ahead and
show you the side profiles of these watches. The Milgauss has just a
little bit higher of a profile compared to Explorer. Explorer is just a bit thinner. It will fit in a suit cuffs,
dress cuffs very nicely. Both have high polishes on the side. As we turn to the crown side now, you’ll notice the same high
polish on the sides as well. For the crowns, the Explorer
II is a little bit larger and that is because of the, like I said, it has a two millimeter
difference in the case size. So you can actually see a
little bit larger, tiny bit larger crown but one notable
thing here is that there is no crown guard on the
Milgauss while there are crown guard lugs on the Explorer. So let me go ahead and
show you from the front. As you can see there, no crown guard lugs to protect the crown. Whereas Explorer II right
here, there are crown guards. Besides that, for the
Milgauss, we just have simple setting, winding of the hands
and setting of the hands for the crown functions. While the GMT or rather, not
the GMT but the Explorer II has the ability to wind the
watch and the second function being to quickly jump the
hour hand to each hour marker while the final function
obviously being to set the hands. So let’s go ahead and move
on to the bracelets now. For the bracelets, they
both have oyster bracelets. Unfortunately neither
of these watches come in a jubilee bracelet, only oyster. The only noticeable difference
between these two bracelets is that the Milgauss has
a high polished center with sand finished sides. Whereas the Explorer has just
a full sand finish throughout. That’s attributed because
the Milgauss is more for scientists and engineers and such as I’ll explain later. Whereas the Explorer II is
more of a sportier watch. Originally it was designed
for cave explorers. That extra durability
of just a brushed steel opposed to the high polish is there. So let’s go ahead and
move on to the clasp now. For the clasp, we have two
different style clasps. For the Milgauss I’ll
demonstrate this first. This is a simple folding
oyster clasp, just like that. Has the Rolex name embossed onto the clasp blade itself there. Whereas the Explorer II, I just put down the Milgauss
so this is the Explorer II now. The Explorer II has a safety oyster blade so that’s the safety there. It’s a little hinge and it
pops off like a folding oyster. It also has a Rolex name
embossed onto the clasp blade but one thing I want to mention here that’s subtle difference is
that notice the clasp blade on the Milgauss, we have
this nice high polish. Whereas the Explorer II
has sort of this kind of grainy texture, sand blasted texture. The high polish wasn’t actually,
was only recently changed from the sand blasted texture in 2016. That’s something to keep in mind. Once again I’m holding the
Milgauss here on my left. I just want to show you a
quick feature of the Milgauss. On the back of the clasp, which
is a comfort extension link which it allows you to extend the bracelet five millimeters inwards or pops out five millimeters outwards. That’s outwards and then inwards. That’s a little important
because on hot days your wrist will swell up,
the watch will get tight on your wrist, it gives a
little comfort to your wrist. For the Explorer II,
now I have in my hand, we also have that same feature as well. Let’s go ahead and talk
about the movements now. I’m actually gonna go ahead
and show you the movements, show you the back of the cases one by one. I don’t wanna hold both
watches in my hand. Here I have the Milgauss in my hand. For the Milgauss we have
a simple oyster case back that has, as you can see,
the Rolex oyster engraved onto the high polish
portion of the, I apologize, on the sand finished
portion of that oyster case with the Milgauss name on the right here and on the left. With additionally, the Rolex
crown engraved throughout the four corners, if there were corners. Besides that, the movement
is a professional mechanical self winding movement
with a magnetic shield to protect the movement. What that means for magnetic
shields as I mentioned before that this watch is more
watches for engineers and scientists is because
with this Milgauss, it actually protects against 1,000 gauss and what the gauss is a measurement of magnetic flex density. How that helps with engineers
and scientists is that they’re always working around technology. At the time when the Milgauss
was first introduced, TVs and such were popping out. They were causing small magnetic fields, just very slight but
it could still disrupt the balance wheel or the hairspring and could cause a watch to
run faster or a bit slower. So Rolex designed the protection
of those magnetic fields in mind when it comes
to Milgauss as a portion of the name suggests, the Milgauss. The movement is a caliber
3131 manufactured by Rolex with a precision of minus
two plus two seconds a day. It has very simple functions
as center, hour, minute, seconds hand with a
stopping of the seconds hand for precise time setting. Winding is by directional self winding via a professional rotor. And the power reserve of
this watch is 48 hours. So two days. Now let’s move on to the
Explorer’s movements. For the Explorer, we have that
same simple oyster case back. No writing or engravings on it. Specifically for the
Explorer II, once again, this is a professional
mechanical self winding movement that contains additional 24 hour GMT hand as you saw in orange on the dial. It’s a caliber 3187 movement manufactured by Rolex. It is a GMT movement. Has a precision again of minus
two plus two seconds a day. Has the functions of
a center, hour, minute and seconds hand. The 24 hour display
being with the GMT hand that helps display that second time zone. It has independent rapid
setting of the hour hand. So that means the hour hand can jump to each hour very easily. Of course, as with most
Rolexes, the stopping of the seconds hand is
for precise time setting. One thing I wanna mention
is that for the oscillator, they both have paramagnetic blue parachrom hairspring but the Explorer
II has a high performance paraflex shock absorbers. As Rolex states, it
absorbs 50% more shocks than the industry standard. Power reserve is the
same, 48 hours, two days. Let me go ahead and actually
show you these watches on my wrist now. Right here, I’ll be
putting on the Milgauss. Simple folding oyster, there we go. This is the Milgauss on the wrist. Very beautiful with that
green sapphire crystal, very unique with a lightning hand as well. Now I’m gonna go ahead and show you the Explorer II, pop, pops. So this is the Explorer II. Like I said, different functions
in mind for these watches. The Explorer II was for cave explorers so it has a little more
durability on this watch with the sand finished oyster bracelet, brush steel bezel. And the safety oyster lock. But for whatever you decide,
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Reader Comments

  1. I went for the z blue Milgauss as it’s far more diverse. You can use it day to day, at work or at a black tie event, the explorer is more of a day to day watch. Both top watches though.

  2. I had a blue Milgauss and sold it yesterday. Found it quirky rare and different when I bought it. A year later I found it uninteresting and lacking any sort of excitement. Still. fabulously well made watch. Asides from the faraday cage in the Milgauss the Explorer has a more complicated movement for the money and offers more versatility.

  3. I just bought a milgauss in blue. I don't really care what anyone else thinks. I bought it because I liked it and guess what? My opinion is the only one that matters.

  4. Hes wrong there's blue black and white Dial's….milgauss…!!! Now the white is more Desirable as it's stopped being produced…!!

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