Beautiful watch, enjoy and congrats on the new acquision. But they are not 43MM but the standard 40mm. I attached a link to the Rolex web site so you can see for yourself. If the link does not work you can paste it into the address bar or just check out the Rolex site. It plainly states, "40MM" for the Milgauss. =) maverickyes thats correct, the new milgauss is not 43mm, its 40mm if u check the specs on the rolex website
The lightning strike seconds hand is an original feature of the Milgauss. I don't have any pictures, but there are a couple in Dowling's Rolex book showing two Milgauss circa '54 and '55 with that style of seconds hand.
I just found this on the web. Vintage Milgauss with lightning seconds hand:
I would have to mortgage my house to afford one of those vintage Milgauss watches. LOL =) maverickYou see that, I was unaware:-d Thank you for pointing that out, I would have never known. I suppose its safe to say that it was very innovative back in the fiftiesb-)