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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref 5500 Vintage 1971 SS Mens Watch....34mm

$2,995.00

A Timeless Rolex 5500 Oyster Perpetual Air King.  This Handsome Wristwatch is an important piece of history.  Rolex co-founder, Hans Wilsdorf - after hearing that WWII British pilots were discarding their standard issue field watches... Read More

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A Timeless Rolex 5500 Oyster Perpetual Air King.  This Handsome Wristwatch is an important piece of history.  Rolex co-founder, Hans Wilsdorf - after hearing that WWII British pilots were discarding their standard issue field watches in favor of personally purchasing Oyster Perpetual timepieces - decided to release a series of aviation themed watches intended to honor the brave RAF pilots who flew in the Battle of Britain.  Among these was the Air King, which was first released in 1945 with the reference number 4925.  In 1957, a new version was released with the reference number 5500 - of which this particular watch belongs.  It has all the hallmark traits of a Rolex, without possessing a single superfluous feature.  Its minimalist looks all but guarantee that it will never truly go out of style.  Crafted from Stainless Steel, it highlights the Classic lines characteristic of the Brand 

I am a watch collector as well as a buyer and seller of new, pre-owned, antique, and vintage watches

I only sell genuine, authentic, watches in "Good" to "Pristine" condition

Vintage watch outlet is not a marketplace, we own every watch that we sell

Specifications:

Brand: Rolex 

Model: Air King

Serial #: 2793913

Year of Production: 1971

Reference #: 5500

Gender: Men or Women

Case Material: Stainless Steel

Case Diameter: 34mm, not counting crown

Crown: Signed crown winds, sets, and screws down as intended

Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel 

Bracelet Specifications: Stainless steel Oyster bracelet will fit a wrist up to 7.6" ~ can be adjusted smaller. 

Dial Color: Silver

Dial Condition: Clean signed textured dial

Winding Mechanism: Rolex calibre 1520 automatic movement runs strong and accurate ~ recent service history unknown

Crystal: Acrylic crystal has fine hairline scratches that can be buffed out 

Bezel: Because the bezel does not cover much of the dial, and the dial is uncluttered with script, the watch plays larger on the wrist than 34mm

No original box ~ comes with original Rolex purchase guarantee and previous service warranties

Overall Condition: excellent condition ~ signed clean silver textured dial ~ signed automatic movement runs strong and accurate ~ signed crown winds, sets, and screws down as intended ~ acrylic crystal has fine hairline surface scratches that can be buffed out ~ all functions working properly ~ no damage ~ all of our watches have been tested and serviced if needed ~ stunning

This is a vintage used watch. It has lived a life before you, so you should not expect it to be new and flawless. If you want a flawless new watch, please do not buy this.  If you want a piece of history in the form of a nice vintage piece, or possibly a dated inscription on the case back, then this may be right for you. Because most vintage watches being offered are between 30-70 years old, small imperfections, scratches, and wear are to be expected

Buying a used watch is like buying a used car....it is all about condition, condition, condition!

Water resistance is not guaranteed on vintage or pre-owned watches unless otherwise stated in the listing

Please note that all pictures are taken on the macro setting. This makes even the slightest imperfections, shadows during photography, and specks of dust appear much more prominent even though they are often not visible without magnification

A careful shopper who takes the time to study the photos, reads the entire description, and asks pertinent questions is our best customer

You will be pleasantly surprised and receive many compliments when wearing your watch. There is nothing that draws attention quite like a stunning watch 

Because older vintage wristwatches were made smaller than watches made today, men or women can wear this and would look fabulous on your wrist

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**The movement, and the bracelet if applicable, has been security-marked to prevent fraud**

Disclaimer

We are not an authorized dealer of any of the watch brands we carry. All brand names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners and are used for identification purposes only. This allows us to sell luxury items at discounted prices. We are not affiliated with any website that sells Fake or Replica items. All of our wristwatches are genuine and authentic. Because most vintage watches being offered are between 30-70 years old, small imperfections, scratches, and wear are to be expected

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The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King Ref 5500 Vintage 1971 SS Mens Watch....34mm is the yin, to your yang. You've found what you're looking for.

Inventory Last Updated: Dec 07, 2022