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Bob's Watches
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At Bob's Watches, your trust is very important to us. We believe that buying a pre-owned Rolex watch online should be simple, honest, and straightforward. To that end, we guarantee that every Rolex watch on our site is 100% authentic, comprised entirely of Rolex parts. Our mission is to be the leading trusted online source for selling and buying authentic pre-owned Rolex watches. We stand behind this authenticity guarantee with a full money back refund on any watch not found to be completely genuine.

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Rolex Vintage Air-King 5501

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    At Bob's Watches, your trust is very important to us. We believe that buying a pre-owned Rolex watch online should be simple, honest, and straightforward. To that end, we guarantee that every Rolex watch on our site is 100% authentic, comprised entirely of Rolex parts. Our mission is to be the leading trusted online source for selling and buying authentic pre-owned Rolex watches. We stand behind this authenticity guarantee with a full money back refund on any watch not found to be completely genuine.

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    At Bob's Watches, your trust is very important to us. We believe that buying a pre-owned Rolex watch online should be simple, honest, and straightforward. To that end, we guarantee that every Rolex watch on our site is 100% authentic, comprised entirely of Rolex parts. Our mission is to be the leading trusted online source for selling and buying authentic pre-owned Rolex watches. We stand behind this authenticity guarantee with a full money back refund on any watch not found to be completely genuine.
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Brand: Rolex
Item Number: 132588
Condition: (What's This?) Excellent
Model Name / Number:
Air-King 5501
Serial/Year: 6,5XX,XXX - 1981 - 1982
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1520
Case: Stainless steel w/ yellow gold Fluted bezel (34mm)
Dial: Silver Index w/ luminous hands and lume plots
Bracelet: Complimentary green Italian leather strap (other strap options available at no cost to customer)
Box & Paper: Bob's presentation box, Certificate of Authenticity, and warranty card
Warranty: This pre owned Rolex AirKing comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and 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 pre-owned Rolex watch is in overall excellent pre-owned condition with only minor surface wear to the case.

pre-owned Rolex Air-King 5501 Steel and Gold 

By Paul Altieri

Sometimes referred to as the "Warrior Watch," the Rolex Air-King is known for its origins among the British Royal Air Force.  In fact, its design was directly inspired by their preference for Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches while flying their planes into combat.  Designed for flight, this vintage reference 5501 features a sturdy 34mm Oyster case that can also withstand higher altitudes while flying.  Its elegant design will take you back to another time with the addition of a fluted yellow gold bezel, a 5-piece link two-tone Jubilee bracelet, and a Fliplock clasp.  The silver dial features a simplistic design with gold index hour markers, sweeping hands topped with lume, and the name "Air-King" inscribed on the dial in a nostalgic font.

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*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.

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Rolex Vintage Air-King 5501
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  • October 15, 2018
    Bob’s process was great

    The watch was perfect condition and matched the picture. My watch looks new and works like a Rolex. Bob’s delivered within 48 hours and the entire process was easy and smooth. I have ordered two watches from Bob’s and I’m very satisfied.

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  • 5/5

    I have made several purchases and one sales through Bob’s. The order process, payment, processing, and most importantly delivery have all been absolutely flawless. Very quick and efficient. I never look anywhere else for used Rolex.

    November 30, 2019
  • 5/5

    Fantastic experience

    October 22, 2019
  • 5/5

    Watch was exactly as advertised and in excellent condition. Thank you for providing top notch services!

    September 29, 2019
  • 5/5

    Superb site and transaction, phenominal delivery time. Some slight confusion concerning the special discount at the time. I didn't receive it. No big deal I would not hesitate to purchase another rolex from Bob's ! ***

    September 28, 2019
  • 5/5

    The purchasing process was quick and easy once I finally made my selection. Bob’s customer service was excellent. All my questions and concerns were addressed to my satisfaction. But most important of all, my husband loves his new watch!

    September 27, 2019

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Bob's Watches is an independent watch dealer and is not sponsored by, associated with and/or affiliated with Rolex, or any other brand listed. Bob's Watches only sells pre-owned watches and provides its own warranties on the watches it sells. Rolex Datejust, Rolex Day Date President, Submariner, Presidential, Explorer, Sea Dweller, Super President, GMT Master, GMT, YachtMaster, Prince, Milgauss, MasterPiece, Air King, Cosmograph Daytona, and PearlMaster, etc are all registered trademarks of the Rolex Corporation. All brands including Brequet, Cartier, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Ulysse Nardin, Breitling and Omega, etc are trademarks of their respective owners.