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Old 13 September 2019, 12:30 PM   #61
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One down side:
From what I can tell, the only lume is on the hands and at 12 oíclock. Now, if the Arabic numbers were lumed


You can still tell time. Not trying be combative, but I donít get the lume issue


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Old 13 September 2019, 12:32 PM   #62
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I donít know if Iíd call it lust but itís a cool casual piece. Curious if it gets a lot of wrist time from people who own them.


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Tons. I am not a big fan of watches drawing attention, but I get the most comments on it


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Old 13 September 2019, 01:23 PM   #63
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You can still tell time. Not trying be combative, but I donít get the lume issue


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For me having the numbers with lume makes it easier to use the watch for timing. It's not a big issue but I think it would have made the watch better. Still love it though
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Old 13 September 2019, 03:49 PM   #64
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Not easy to sell.
Sold mine in in 2 days a few weeks ago
BTW I like the AK and wears very comfy.
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Old 13 September 2019, 08:34 PM   #65
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Old 13 September 2019, 10:09 PM   #66
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I donít know if Iíd call it lust but itís a cool casual piece. Curious if it gets a lot of wrist time from people who own them.


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I own one, i got it when it came out i wear it for 2 years every day, great watch.
that was before i got the GMT`S, SUBMARINERS AND SEA DWELLER, now i totally forgot about it.
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Old 13 September 2019, 10:24 PM   #67
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No problem wearing it. Gets a lot of airtime and even compliments


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Old 13 September 2019, 10:25 PM   #68
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I have owned a Air King, they are a great watch. Love the naughtyness of Rolex having put a different coloured crown and the word Rolex.
Another point is the way the fit, I have pretty flat and thin wrists and it fitted perfectly.
I have a feeling it may not be around that much longer, and is certainly going up in price in the pre-owned market. I would buy another for sure.
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Old 13 September 2019, 11:21 PM   #69
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Old 14 September 2019, 12:25 AM   #70
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About the lume... The Air King reminds me of a vintage watch at night. Often in vintage watches, the hands are still lumed but not the dial--hands tend to be replaced more often than dials. I'm not saying that was Rolex's intent. The steel brushed case reminds me of the fuselage of a DC-3.

Watch Bruce Williams' 5-minute video he uploaded last week about his Air-King, and I challenge you to not lust after it:

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Old 14 September 2019, 02:10 AM   #71
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This is definitely on my radar. Just like my Explorer II, it's something that not everyone has (or even wants). I think that's what I like about it.
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Old 14 September 2019, 04:26 AM   #72
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Old 14 September 2019, 08:58 AM   #73
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About the lume... The Air King reminds me of a vintage watch at night. Often in vintage watches, the hands are still lumed but not the dial--hands tend to be replaced more often than dials. I'm not saying that was Rolex's intent. The steel brushed case reminds me of the fuselage of a DC-3.

Watch Bruce Williams' 5-minute video he uploaded last week about his Air-King, and I challenge you to not lust after it:

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You make good points. It does have a vintage tool watch vibe missing in the modern lineup.
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Old 14 September 2019, 10:26 AM   #74
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About the lume... The Air King reminds me of a vintage watch at night. Often in vintage watches, the hands are still lumed but not the dial--hands tend to be replaced more often than dials. I'm not saying that was Rolex's intent. The steel brushed case reminds me of the fuselage of a DC-3.

Watch Bruce Williams' 5-minute video he uploaded last week about his Air-King, and I challenge you to not lust after it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouSGhLNrcoY
Thanks for the link...he really likes it...just like me..
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Old 14 September 2019, 09:10 PM   #75
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What’s the big deal about the lume anyway? Unless the watch has been sitting in bright light the luminescence on all Rolex fades quickly after a short time anyway.
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Old 14 September 2019, 11:00 PM   #76
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One down side:
From what I can tell, the only lume is on the hands and at 12 oíclock. Now, if the Arabic numbers were lumed
But how often do you need to tell the time in the dark.
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Old 15 September 2019, 12:51 AM   #77
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But how often do you need to tell the time in the dark.
For me, more often than you would think. That and having the date on a watch are what I need in a daily wearer. The AK for me would be to dress up a tad on the weekends or what have you. I like it and it's definitely a contender for the next acquisition.
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Old 15 September 2019, 12:47 PM   #78
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Old 15 September 2019, 02:13 PM   #79
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