|Serial/Year:||2,3XX,XXX - 1970 - 1971|
|Movement:||Automatic movement, acrylic crystal, waterproof screw-down crown|
|Case:||Stainless steel w/ smooth bezel (34mm)|
|Dial:||Silver Index w/ luminous hands and lume plots|
|Bracelet:||Stainless steel Oyster w/ Fliplock clasp|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity, and warranty card|
|Comments:||This pre owned Air King comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
By Paul Altieri
The Air-King ref. 5500 in stainless steel is an entry-level vintage Rolex that is highly regarded by avid collectors for its sophisticated feature set and intriguing history. The line was developed by Hans Wilsdorf in the 1940s and was a member of the Air Series of watches that were designed to honor the pilots of the British Royal Air Force. Eventually, the other models in the series were discontinued, save for the Air-King, which is still in production today. The ref. 5500 is a popular choice among preowned Rolex collectors for its affordable, brushed steel finish as well as its modest 34mm Oyster case and elegant, three-hand dial. The ref. 5500 has recently experienced renewed interest among collectors after making several appearances on the wrist of actor Ryan Gosling.
* All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. Certificates are issued by WatchCSA, the industry's leading independent authority on watch authentication. WatchCSA Certified Pre-Owned certificates are provided for an additional fee at checkout. All watches are shipped to fit the average size wrist (7 1/4" - 7 1/2" for men and 6 1/4" - 6 1/2" for women). Additional links can be purchased if needed. Note that "B&P" means "box and papers" where stated.
This pre-owned Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty
We even offer free over night shipping, so you can be rest assured you'll be happy with your purchase.
Watch arrived overnight and exactly as advertised. Makenzie was terrific and made the purchase seamless. Can't say enough about Bob's quality and customer service.
The watch was in exquisite condition, superior to what was shown in the photos. The person who assisted me with the process was patient and very helpful.
Accurate description of watch. Purchase was straight forward. Watch was delivered quickly. Would/will buy from Bob’s again.
I couldn't be happier with my purchase. While not the least expensive option, Bob's service has been great. And, having had the watch assessed by a certified Rolex dealer in NY, I was assured not only was it in extraordinarily good condition cosmetically, the work done on the internal mechanics was excellent. I would recommend Bob's highly.
very accurate description but I assumed it would be in a Rolex box. Excellent service
Affordable. Great credit terms. Awesome watch.
A outstanding piece. Under rated by there scale. If this watch would have came with the original box it could be sold for new old Stock
Bob’s Watches is truly an amazing company. This was my first Pre-Owned watch purchase and it was an amazing experience. I had a few questions and they were answered immediately and unlike many other online dealers they actually have the watches in inventory. Placed my order at 4pm and it was at my door at 10:30am the next morning on the other side of the country. The pricing and experience are truly exceptional!!
Appears unworn - essentially brand new, but it is 58 years old....