|Model: ||Air-King 5500|
|Serial/Year:||3,5XX,XXX - 1972 - 1973|
|Condition: (What's This?)||IV - Vintage|
|Movement / Features:||Automatic movement, acrylic crystal, waterproof screw-down crown|
|Case:||Stainless steel w/ polished bezel (34mm)|
|Dial:||Black w/ silver Index markers|
|Bracelet:||Gray suede Italian leather strap (other strap options available at no cost to customer)|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments:||This Air King comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
The Rolex Air-King history began in 1945, during the height of World War II. Originally developed as a pilots watch for the combat pilots of the British Royal Air Force, the Air-King boasted a tough Oyster case that was waterproof and resistant to higher altitudes. The particular reference 5500 that we have here today came to market in 1957, just over a decade after the first Air-King was released. Just like the Air-King watches before it, the ref. 5500 offered a stainless steel 34mm Oyster case with a smooth bezel, protective acrylic crystal, and a self-winding movement. This men's watch is also accompanied by a black dial topped with silver index hour markers and sweeping hour, minute, and seconds hands. An affordable option when shopping for a vintage Rolex with character and history, the Air-King ref. 5500 is ideal for first-time collectors.
*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certifed authentic. 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.
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!!
As promised. Was able to replace lost/stolen Long beloved watch with close approximation.
Love the simplistic, lux, classic, and timeless look to the Airking.
Appears unworn - essentially brand new, but it is 58 years old....