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Rolex Air-King 5500 Stainless Steel Oyster 1
Rolex Air-King 5500 Stainless Steel Oyster 1
Rolex Air-King 5500 Stainless Steel Oyster 1
Rolex Air-King 5500 Stainless Steel Oyster 1
Rolex Air-King 5500 Stainless Steel Oyster 1
Rolex Air-King 5500 Stainless Steel Oyster 1
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Rolex Air-King 5500 Stainless Steel Oyster

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Manufacturer: Rolex
Item Number: 153739
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number:
Air-King 5500
Serial/Year: 86X,XXX - 1963
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1520
Case: Stainless steel (34mm) Smooth bezel and acrylic crystal  
Dial: Silver Index w/ Tritium hands and lume plots
Bracelet: Stainless steel Oyster rivet w/ Folding Oysterclasp
Box & Papers: Bob's presentation box
Warranty: This pre-owned Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty
Return Policy: If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.

Pre-Owned Watch Condition Examination 

This Rolex watch is in vintage condition with minor surface wear to the link close to o the clasp and lightly on the case.

Rolex Air-King 5500 

By Paul Altieri

The Air-King was introduced in 1945 and was a part of the Rolex "Air" series, which also included the Air-Lion, Air-Grant, and Air-tiger.  Of all of these models, the Air-King is the only model still in production today.  Most famous for being the watch that was given to British Royal Airforce pilots, this incredible watch is built for the air, land, or sea.  The stainless steel vintage Rolex 5500 for sale here features a stainless steel 34mm Oyster case with water resistance up to 330 feet, making it an ideal companion for military pilots.  This reference was introduced in 1958 along with a self-winding movement and was designed specifically for the US, UK, and Commonwealth markets.  Making this vintage watch a rare find and adding to its unique history.

* 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.

Pleased with my purchase

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.

Fair Deal

Accurate description of watch. Purchase was straight forward. Watch was delivered quickly. Would/will buy from Bob’s again.

1963 Rolex Air King

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

At long last..a Rollie!!

Affordable. Great credit terms. Awesome watch.

Overall pleased

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

An Amazing Experience

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....

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