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Old 14 January 2011, 03:25 PM   #31
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they're nearly the same side by side. The OP/DJ case is really about 35.5mm if you put the calipers to it...at least in my experience.
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Old 16 January 2011, 04:32 AM   #32
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love my airking only a few days new!
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Old 16 January 2011, 03:13 PM   #33
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I love the Air Kings and similar sized Explorer 1.
They are just the right dimensions and wear great.
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Old 13 February 2011, 06:14 AM   #34
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Here is a Ak date I picked up the other day, got it off a friend who owns a Cash Convertors and the owner didn't come back after pawning it so I paid £300 and got it Hoping to do some refurb work on it when I get time.

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Am I right in thinking Date AK's are rarer, as someone once said they were Canadian market only, but I'm not sure.
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Old 22 February 2011, 01:28 AM   #35
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i have 14000 X series... was wondering what caliber would my AK have? cal 3000? thanks in advance!
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Old 20 March 2011, 01:33 PM   #36
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14000 I bought new in '97. Had it serviced for the first time 3 months ago (Rolex authorized) and it looks brand new.
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Old 24 March 2011, 06:29 PM   #37
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A birthday gift for the missus. Became her favourite and daily wear now :)

Glad that she enjoys her gift.

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Old 3 May 2011, 02:59 AM   #38
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A gift for the fiancé. I just wish they would make them bigger.
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Old 20 May 2011, 05:41 AM   #39
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hi all I'm new in this forum and this is my first post. This is my 14010 ca. 2002.


This is my favorite model AK
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Old 20 May 2011, 05:46 AM   #40
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engined turn bezel make this watch looks bigger IMO. What do you think?
My opinion to
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Old 20 May 2011, 05:56 AM   #41
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this is my 1997 14010
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Old 23 May 2011, 09:21 AM   #42
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1978 Rolex Air-King Oyster Perpetual
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Old 23 May 2011, 07:44 PM   #43
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Old 24 May 2011, 06:54 AM   #44
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To PandaScout. Your Rolex Air King 5500 is authentic. It is actually a precision, 27J model. The reason the bottom of the dial is not marked is because Rolex made some of this series as presentation watches. You will find them with company logos on them that are after factory additions. Dominos and Win-Dixie are common. I prefer the non logo Air Kings.
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Old 26 May 2011, 04:02 PM   #45
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Old 3 June 2011, 06:27 PM   #46
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i recently purchased the rollie w/ ref# 14000 serial#E94XXXX
i confused if this is an air king or oyster perpetual
coz it does not have the word air king on the face
per rolex centre here in Philippines its all original w/o
any after market parts
i hope to hear from all you rollie gurus
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Old 4 June 2011, 07:17 AM   #47
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That my friend would be an Oyster Perpetual and not an AirKing. Very interesting dial/hands combination there. I have never seen that one before.

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Old 4 June 2011, 09:49 AM   #48
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That my friend would be an Oyster Perpetual and not an AirKing. Very interesting dial/hands combination there. I have never seen that one before.

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thanks joe i think the ist owner got it in middle east(saudi arabia)
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Old 4 June 2011, 01:17 PM   #49
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I should correct myself, I mean i've seen that dial in the catalog before but never with an SS case and bracelet. I thought this dial and hand setup was for the TT model. Looks like someone put a Ref: 14203m dial on a Ref 14000 Airking

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Old 5 June 2011, 08:35 AM   #50
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@joe100 is there a way to verify if the face/case combi was factory (rolex) assembled.

http://www.watchclub.com/w2318/rolex...perpetual.html
this is the nearest pics i've seen

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Old 7 June 2011, 03:16 AM   #51
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I'm pretty sure this isn't a factory setup. Looks like someone added the gold dial and hands to an OP or AK case. What is the model number on the lugs? Is it really 14000? If so then this means it can't be factory.
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Old 27 June 2011, 08:06 AM   #52
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Old 28 June 2011, 11:11 PM   #53
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got around to get (more) decent photos of my 14000 X Series AK...
since it seems small nowadays, it doesn't get much wrist time and has been assigned as THE formal watch in my collection. Decided to put it on leather (some may call this blasphemous!) and was able to get a Rolex Buckle for it!



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Old 28 June 2011, 11:37 PM   #54
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Dean: I like the black leather band and the Rolex buckle finishes the look very nicely.
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Old 29 June 2011, 01:57 AM   #55
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Dean: I like the black leather band and the Rolex buckle finishes the look very nicely.
thanks alan!
will try to get a better leather strap for it though (this was the only 18mm leather strap i could get at the time the rolex buckle arrived! ). hehe!
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Old 1 July 2011, 10:09 AM   #56
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heres my p series 14010M



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Old 31 July 2011, 12:39 AM   #57
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1978 Rolex Air-King Oyster Perpetual
Lovely. One of the best combinations that.
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Old 31 July 2011, 12:41 AM   #58
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got around to get (more) decent photos of my 14000 X Series AK...
since it seems small nowadays, it doesn't get much wrist time and has been assigned as THE formal watch in my collection. Decided to put it on leather (some may call this blasphemous!) and was able to get a Rolex Buckle for it!



Can I ask where you got the buckle?
I've got my vintage AK on a leather strap but just a generic buckle.
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Old 7 August 2011, 08:22 AM   #59
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I'm pretty sure this isn't a factory setup. Looks like someone added the gold dial and hands to an OP or AK case. What is the model number on the lugs? Is it really 14000? If so then this means it can't be factory.
I've seen a few SS watches with gold hands and markers, and all were purchased in the Middle-East. I wouldn't be surprised if this watch is a completely original Oyster Perpetual, but with features available only in a specific market.
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Old 14 August 2011, 12:01 AM   #60
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apologies for the late reply david... got my off the bay... seller is from UK too!
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