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Rolex Air-King Ref. 5500


Vintage Rolex 34mm Air-King, Silver Dial, Riveted Oyster Bracelet, Ref. 5500

The Vintage Rolex Air-King has tremendous appeal to anyone who seeks an affordable and versatile entry level Rolex watch. The 34mm oyster case in stainless steel holds a smooth bezel and features a classic and clean silver dial that offers great readability. Powered by a self winding 1520 caliber movement, which offers 42 hours of power reserve. Attached is a classic riveted Oyster bracelet with a folding clasp. This Air-King is circa 1975 and is the perfect piece to any newcomer to the Rolex scene or long time collector.

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Additional information

Band Material

Stainless Steel

Band Type

Oyster Bracelet



Box and Papers

No Box | No Papers





Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size





Screw Down

Crystal Material


Dial Color





31mm – 34mm


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Item ID0005662
Model #5500
Model NameAir-King
Year Producedca. 1975
Serial Number407XXXX


Rolex is recognized throughout the world not only as a brand associated with luxury, but as a watch that is both luxurious and precise.  For Rolex, this hard-won and well-deserved recognition was never in doubt.  The founder, Hans Wilsdorf named the company Rolex to be pronounceable in any language, as he anticipated the acclaim his company would receive due to relentless pursuit of precision and accuracy in a wristwatch.  Soon after its founding, Rolex produced the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, which was followed rapidly by receipt of a certificate of precision from the Kew Observatory in Great Britain.  From those roots Rolex built a legacy of innovation.  The Oyster watch was the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch in 1926, followed by the first self-winding Perpetual rotor.  Building once again on innovation, the Datejust became the first self-winding wrist chronometer to include a date in a window on the dial.  Adventurous women and men who strive to make history have chosen Rolex for their expedition, which both perpetuates the brand’s claim to precision and dependability as well as attests to its veracity.  Hans Wilsdorf may have anticipated the acclaim Rolex would someday achieve, but even he might have been impressed with its success.