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Vintage Rolex Air-King Stainless Steel 5500

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Manufacturer: Rolex
Item Number: 147116
Condition: Vintage
Model Name/Number:
Air-King 5500
Serial/Year: 77X,XXX - 1962
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1530
Case: Stainless steel (34mm) w/ Smooth bezel and acrylic crystal
Dial: Silver Index w/ Tritium hands and lume plots
Bracelet: Stainless steel Oyster Fold Over 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 wear to the bracelet, case, bezel and crystal.

Rolex Air-King 5500

By Paul Altieri

Reference 5500 is a beloved edition of the cult favorite Rolex Air King. In addition to boasting a timeless, all-steel design, ref. 5500 also offers the exclusivity of the Rolex brand without breaking the bank. In fact, most examples on the used Rolex market today are relatively affordable. As the Rolex brand stands to hold its value well, this Air-King ref. 5500 is an attractive investment proposition for collectors of all levels. At 34mm in diameter and only offered in stainless steel, ref. 5500 is also luxurious without appearing too flashy and, thus, is suitable for just about any activity or occasion. The example for sale here is oozing with vintage charm, featuring Tritium lume in a creamy patina, an older-style acrylic crystal, and retro hour markers and hands.

* 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.

WatchCSA

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.

03/12/2021
ROLEX AIR KING

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.

03/05/2021
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.

06/26/2020
Fair Deal

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

05/03/2018
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.

04/14/2018
 

very accurate description but I assumed it would be in a Rolex box. Excellent service

04/07/2018
At long last..a Rollie!!

Affordable. Great credit terms. Awesome watch.

02/19/2018
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

01/15/2018
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!!

12/21/2017
 

Appears unworn - essentially brand new, but it is 58 years old....

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