|Model: ||Air-King 5500|
|Serial/Year:||6,0XX,XXX - 1979/1980|
|Condition: (What's This?)||II|
|Features:||Automatic movement, acrylic crystal, waterproof screw-down crown|
|Case:||Stainless steel w/ polished bezel (34mm)|
|Bracelet:||Stainless steel Oyster|
|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|
Due to the popularity of other Rolex models among aviators, Rolex released a line of "Air-Series" watches that consisted of the Air-King, Air-Lion, Air-Grant, and Air-Tiger. Released in 1945 as a gift given to RAF pilots returning from combat, the Air-King is the only remaining model. A few years later Rolex introduced reference 5500. This classic watch celebrates the original design of the first Air-King with its sleek and sophisticated design. The durable 34mm Oyster case features a waterproof screw-down crown, allowing it to withstand high altitudes as well as depths of up to 330 feet. Adding to its durability is the fold over link Oyster bracelet made of resilient stainless steel. Fans of the original Air-King will appreciate the dial that is set with sleek index hour markers and features the name "Air-King" inscribed in the same classic font as its predecessors.
*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified 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....