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Old 23 October 2007, 04:10 AM   #1
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New (1969!) Air-King Date

My first Rolex
These photos aren't great - I'll try to get some better ones!

http://s202.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=IMG_3392.jpg

http://s202.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=IMG_3390.jpg

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Old 23 October 2007, 04:41 AM   #2
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Good work JHN! That is a beautiful watch, full of charachter. Larry.
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Old 23 October 2007, 05:29 AM   #3
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At last! - another member of the AKD club!
Shows what fine taste in watches you have (he says un-biased)
Hard to find a nice AKD now - good Job John.
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Old 23 October 2007, 06:54 AM   #4
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Hi John - Great Choice !!!
You know, I was talking to my AD today about Breitling - his words were 'Breitlings are good - but if you want a watch with residual value - its got to be Rolex'

Enjoy wearing it
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Old 23 October 2007, 07:02 AM   #5
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Looks GREAT!

Congrats on a pure classic Rolex!

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Old 23 October 2007, 07:15 AM   #6
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John,

You made the right choice! The Colt is 'dead'; lond live the (Air) King!!! I just picked up my 67 Air King from Mike Wood following a service, refurb and new crystal - awesome!!!

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Old 23 October 2007, 09:49 AM   #7
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That is stunning!! Well done!!
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Old 23 October 2007, 09:50 AM   #8
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Very nice looking watch. Very classy
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Old 23 October 2007, 09:51 AM   #9
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What a classy looking watch! lovely, enjoy it as I am sure you will!
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Old 23 October 2007, 09:56 AM   #10
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Fantastic watch my friend!!!

wear it in good health
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Old 23 October 2007, 10:34 AM   #11
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The pics are great and the watch is fantastic! Air King Dates aren't easy to find, and yours looks to be in great condition. Congratulations!

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Old 23 October 2007, 11:36 AM   #12
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Wonderful looking watch. Congrats on your aquisition. The old timepieces are great for collections.
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Old 25 October 2007, 03:12 AM   #13
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Restoration

Thank you all for your positive comments on my new watch.

It is not in perfect condition, though.
The hands will need replacing/refinishing as they have some bubbling on them.
Also, at some point, there have been a couple of small blobs of something silver on the dial (paint or solder???).
How should I go about restoring it to perfection?
Should I replace or replate the hands and will it be OK for a watch restorer to clean up the dial?

Kindest regards,
John.
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Old 25 October 2007, 05:54 AM   #14
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Congrats and good luck with it John You don't see many AK Dates floating around. Definetly something enjoyable
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Old 25 October 2007, 07:53 PM   #15
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I bought my first Rolex a few weeks ago - an Air King Date ref 5700 - because I liked classic look of it and I love wearing it. So understated! I gather from the posts that they may be rare? Does anyone know how many were made?
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Old 25 October 2007, 08:01 PM   #16
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Nice Work - is that strap original ?
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