|Model: ||Air-King 5500|
|Serial/Year:||5,4XX,XXX - 1977 - 1978|
|Grade: (What's This?)||II|
|Movement / Features:||Automatic movement, acrylic crystal, waterproof screw-down crown|
|Case:||Stainless steel w/ polished bezel (34mm)|
|Bracelet:||Stainless steel Oyster w/ Fliplock clasp|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box and Certificate of Authenticity|
|Comments:||This vintage Air-King comes w/ Bob's 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
It’s a well-known fact that the Pilots of the British Royal Air Force often preferred to wear Rolex Oyster Perpetual timepieces over their military-issued watches. The Oyster case was notoriously tough, and when paired with the perpetual movement within, Rolex watches were simply more reliable. Hans Wilsdorf was inspired by the loyalty of these pilots towards his brand when he created the Rolex Air-King. Just like the pilots that the watch was modeled after, the Air-King was tough, reliable, and sophisticated. Just like other Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches, the case was waterproof up to 330 feet and featured a self-winding movement. The particular reference 5500 that we have for sale here today also features a stainless steel Oyster bracelet and Fliplock clasp.
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DISCLAIMER: All Sell prices are based on watches in good, salable condition in no need of any repair. This item is previously owned. All in-store sales are final and do NOT come with the 3 day return policy. The 3 day return policy is for online sales only. All prices are subject to change depending on market conditions. Advertising: All ads stating that prices are up to a certain percent off pertain to the full retail price of a new watch. For instance, if an ad says "Up To 15% off" this means that our price is up to 15% less than what the full retail price of a new watch would be. 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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Silver Dial Rolex Air-King 5500 Steel Oyster
Length of ownership: 1 day-1 week
Pros: Love the simplistic, lux, classic, and timeless look to the Airking.
Cons: Watch band is a bit dodgy. For the price, it has the same band as lower end watches. Very low end. No weight to it at all, almost feels aluminum.
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