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Rolex Air-King Ref. 5500 Men's Steel Vintage Watch
Often known as the “Warrior Watch”, the Rolex Air-King has a long and storied history dating back to the mid 1930’s. Originally developed to honour the British fighter pilots during World War II, the Air-King is praised by collectors for its simple athletics, accuracy and robustness.
The reference 5500 was introduced in 1957 and used one of two movements, the 1520 or the 1530. You can tell the difference between the two, not by looking at the movement but the dial, where the word “Precision” (or no text) denotes the 1520 calibre whereas the presence of “Super Precision” denotes the 1530 calibre. With a production run of 37 years, the reference 5500 came with a huge number of dial variations.
If you’re looking for a Rolex that represents the soul of the brand, has a rich history and a timeless design, you need look no further than the Rolex Air-King!
We know buying a watch that is decades old can be daunting. That's why in addition to servicing all our watches and offering a 14 day return policy, we also offer a 1 year warranty.
So in the unlikely event your watch misbehaves, just send it back to us and we'll repair and return it to you free of charge.
You can find more details about our Triple Guarantee here.
|Case Size (excluding crown):||34mm|
- Delivery within the UK is Free.
- Delivery within Europe is £30 for watches valued under £10,000. For watches in excess of £10,000 please contact customer service to request a tailored quotation.
- Delivery for the Rest of the World (excluding the countries listed below) is £50 for watches valued under £10,000. Unfortunately we do not ship watches in excess of £10,000 outside of Europe.
Why Buy From Us?
We know buying a vintage watch can be daunting. From the fear of buying a fake, franken or stolen watch to one that is either overpriced or mechanically unreliable; buying a vintage watch is not easy!
But when you buy from us it's like buying from a friend. We offer friendly & transparent advice and never pressure sell. Not only that but every watch is:
Serviced & Authenticated
Comes with 1 year Warranty
14 Day Return Period
Shipped Same Day*
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