Rolex Vintage Air King with Super Rare and Desirable Textured Blue Dial. The Purist's Vintage Rolex: Air-King 5500. Although it receives far less attention than the Submariner, Day-Date, or GMT-Master, the Rolex Air-King is one of Rolex's oldest collections of watches, with an interesting history that spans over seventy years of near-continuous production. And the Air-King 5500 is one of the collection's longest-running iterations. A HISTORY DATING BACK TO WORLD WAR II.
The Rolex Air-King lacks any specific features or complications that make it specially tailored to one type of sport or environment; however, this minimalist collection of watches has become a cult favorite among purists due to its simple time-only display and clean, all-stainless steel construction. Among these aviation-themed watches was the Air-King, which made its first official appearance in 1945 with the reference 4925. This Air King, the King of the classic Oysters. There is something so timeless and elegantly sporty about the Air King blue dial. The 34mm steel case is still strong with good even lugs.This desirable blue dial is quite unusual in that it has a horizontal textured brushed effect that's amazing in the sunlight and crisp white text. The watch serial 2.8mil dates it to 1971, corresponding with its case back date 71. Serial is clearly visible under loupe through some pitting. The bracelet is a folded link Oyster bracelet reference 78350, with a clasp stamped'VE' and ref 557 endlinks, that is in good condition. The 1520 automatic movement winds smooth and works well but had not been checked for accuracy. Follow me as I list more lots of vintage Rolex parts from the watchmaker's Estate. THE "FINE PRINT" - Please Read. All pictures are of the actual watch or parts listed for sale. Again pictures provided form part of the description. Or any other Rolex worldwide subsidiary. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Watches\Wristwatches". The seller is "sinfini" and is located in this country: SG.
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