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    Rolex Vintage Air-King, 5500/0
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    Rolex Vintage Air-King

    Rolex Vintage Air-King, 5500/0

    Date: 3rd Sep 2021
    Was 3,795.00
    Code: 22488S
    Manufacturer Code: 5500/0
    Gender Mens
    SWC Ref RO-22488S
    Warranty 12 Months
    Age Circa 1962
    Model No 5500
    Box Non Original Box
    Papers Rolex Service Papers
    Diameter 34mm
    Brand Rolex
    Condition Pre Owned - Mint
    RRP Discontinued
    About This Watch

    We are proud to present this stylish Rolex Air King watch for sale.

    The Rolex Air-King is an iconic member of the Rolex family of timepieces and is loved by Rolex fans for its understated elegance and simplicity. The only remaining watch in production from the original range of "Air" watches made with fighter pilots in mind. While the 5500 reference number was also used for certain 34mm Explorer and Oyster Perpetual models, it is most frequently associated with the Air-King and is often considered to be the quintessential Rolex Air-King reference.

    This is the reference 5500, which was first launched in 1958 and comes set in a classic 34mm stainless steel Oyster case with a twin-lock screw down crown. It has a smooth polished bezel and a clean black dial (Rolex replacement) with contrasting silver baton hour markers and stick hands. The dial is protected by an acrylic plexi glass and the watch is powered by the Rolex calibre 1530 automatic movement. It comes fitted on a stainless steel Jubilee link bracelet with a folding clasp.

    Originally purchased in circa 1962 and in fine condition for its age (few light marks on case/bezel). It has had a recent Rolex service (June 2018), this Air-King comes with those service papers and a box.

    • Fine condition- considering its age
    • 34mm Stainless steel Oyster case
    • Smooth polished bezel
    • Clean black dial
    • Acrylic plexi glass
    • Screw-down crown
    • Automatic movement
    • Jubilee bracelet
    • Folding clasp
    • Previous Rolex service 2018
    Guestbook Message
    Jonathan Haughton

    I was absolutely delighted with the service from Tim. As a new customer I was understandably nervous in buying a watch not from an ‘Authorised Dealer’. Tim helped me understand the process and made me feel assured in him and the company. To be safe with this type of transaction, it is most important to find a dealer who you feel confident in. Once Tim explained about his history and that of the company, I felt very comfortable. I knew then that this was where I wanted to buy my new watch from. Pick your dealer first then – find your watch. I explained to Tim my budget and what I was looking for. Within a few weeks Tim got back in touch to say he had a time piece which may interest me. At all-times the communication perfect – and we were able to complete the transaction. The watch arrived very well packaged to a high standard – including all original boxes and papers. I would highly recommend them – and wouldn’t hesitate buying from them in the future.

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