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Old 8 April 2018, 04:29 PM   #1
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1981 Air King 5500

So before I fully got into watches, I bought this Air King on a whim from a jeweler that was recommended. It wasn’t a great selection and I was naive and just bought it. No box / no papers. Never gave it much thought until recently.

Wanted to know if what I bought is the genuine article.

Serial number puts it at 1981. Model number is present at the 12 o clock.

The case is either overly polished or something else because there is no sign of any brushed / satin to it.

It’s definitely not a sapphire glass , more like plastic.

I don’t have much knowledge on the Air King. So if anyone has any insight , it would be much appreciated.


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Old 8 April 2018, 04:30 PM   #2
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Don’t know what the pictures showed up in the middle of the paragraph. Sorry.


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Old 8 April 2018, 04:43 PM   #3
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Well I actually think I solved my own question. 1981 Air Kong’s should not have a dial with “superlative chronometer” on it. So either it’s a redial or something else. Guess I’ll take it in and have it opened up to check the movement.


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Old 8 April 2018, 05:20 PM   #4
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That looks like a new dial - It is the same dial that is on an AK I bought in 2014. Something is off. Def get it looked at.

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Old 8 April 2018, 06:34 PM   #5
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It's a redial for sure. Makes you wonder what else was changed.
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