Model: Rolex Air King Super Precision Reference Number: 5500 Movement Caliber: Rolex 1530 Date/Serial: Circa 1963/971*** Box & Papers: Non-original but genuine Rolex box, no papers. Serviced: September 2018 by Welwyn Watches
Case Size: 34mm, 36mm including crown Lug to Lug: 40mm
Bracelet fits a wrist of up to 7.25 inches but will accommodate a larger wrist with the expansion of the stretch. Micro adjustment on clasp.
Functions: All functions operate correctly Case Condition: Very good small age related scratches, original signed Rolex crown. Watch has been polished previously. Crystal Condition: Mint, most likely has been replaced at some point. Dial/Hands: Dial near mint- small ageing underneath chapter ring at 7 o'clock, hands near mint. Bracelet/Strap: Original Rolex 6635 expandable bracelet with no. 57 end links. Expansion is nice and tight which is uncommon for these. Bracelet has been lightly rebrushed.
A highly collectable piece, the Rolex Air King was originally designed with pilot's usage in mind. This particular example is in fantastic condition for 55 years old and houses the ultra reliable and recently serviced cal 1530 movement. It is tipped that the market will go back to favouring smaller watches so this should be considered a sound investment.
A great vintage watch that could be worn everyday or to keep for special occasions, it will suit many different environments!
Water resistance has not been checked so cannot be guaranteed.