Trade or keep?

I'm considering trading my Rolex Milgauss with an Explorer I 39mm. My Milgauss has not seen much wrist time in months and it might be time to flip it. I've never owned an Explorer I and the 39mm is a good size for my 6.5 wrist. I still enjoy looking at the Milgauss because of the ⚡️ sec and its quirkiness. Any thoughts trade or keep?

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What I love about watches is that you can fall in love with a watch, then fall out of love, and trade it in without any issues at all.  Then, you might feel seller's remorse, and you can easily re-buy.

If only romantic relationships were that easy, huh?

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Tough call. How much cash with the Explorer? On one hand you have a Milgauss, which is one of the cooler Rolex’s IMO. The Explorer is cool, but also very easy to get especially now, so $3k on top of the Explorer would be a reasonable ask if not through a dealer, perhaps even $4k. Straight up trade, absolutely not. 

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I voted to go for the trade.   If you had the blue dial milgauss that would change things for me though. 

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I'd get the Explorer if it were me. I just like the design language better. I mean the lightning bolt sec hand is cute and all, but the 39 exp is a grail watch for me. 

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Nothing against you but man do I dislike the Milgauss 😂 this isn't even close for me... 

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While I don't own either, the white-dial Milgauss ref 116400 is my personal fave version of the Milgauss and I also think it is more interesting than the Explorer 39. Both the Explorer 39mm and the white-dial Milgauss are discontinued but the Milgauss has much more value on the secondary market. So, if you are interested in a trade no way should it be an even swap. You should be getting more out of the Migauss. 

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i would keep hold of that white dial mate. long term you'd be better of

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Sell the Milgauss and buy a Grand Seiko or a JLC.

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HotWatchChick69

What I love about watches is that you can fall in love with a watch, then fall out of love, and trade it in without any issues at all.  Then, you might feel seller's remorse, and you can easily re-buy.

If only romantic relationships were that easy, huh?

Hehehe, if it was only that simple. 😄

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AllTheWatches

Tough call. How much cash with the Explorer? On one hand you have a Milgauss, which is one of the cooler Rolex’s IMO. The Explorer is cool, but also very easy to get especially now, so $3k on top of the Explorer would be a reasonable ask if not through a dealer, perhaps even $4k. Straight up trade, absolutely not. 

It was a straight trade with a friend but I'm still unsure. Thanks for the advice.

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Fiatjeepdriver

I voted to go for the trade.   If you had the blue dial milgauss that would change things for me though. 

Thanks for the advice the Explorer does look good on the wrist.

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MegaBob

Nothing against you but man do I dislike the Milgauss 😂 this isn't even close for me... 

I know the Milgauss is polarizing, you love or hate it. 

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Rolexahoma

While I don't own either, the white-dial Milgauss ref 116400 is my personal fave version of the Milgauss and I also think it is more interesting than the Explorer 39. Both the Explorer 39mm and the white-dial Milgauss are discontinued but the Milgauss has much more value on the secondary market. So, if you are interested in a trade no way should it be an even swap. You should be getting more out of the Migauss. 

Same here, the white sang to me the most. I might just keep it and save up for an explorer.

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Velomax

Sell the Milgauss and buy a Grand Seiko or a JLC.

Thanks for the advice but got a JLC and GS already. 😁

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Alejandro1973

It was a straight trade with a friend but I'm still unsure. Thanks for the advice.

Yikes, in that case no way. You are getting the short end of the deal by about $3k. You’d do better by selling the Milgauss and buying a new Explorer through an AD and you‘ll have extra cash in your pocket.