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Old 14 August 2011, 08:05 AM   #61
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could be superdelsol, but i've never seen this combination before. the dial says Oyster Perpetual...not sure why it'd carry a 14000 ref then
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Old 16 August 2011, 07:13 AM   #62
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Air King help

Hello everyone,

This is my second post here, and I´d really appreciate some advise from you!

I have just got a very old Air King, which is working perfectly, but has been stored for years. The watch was originally bougth in the 60s or 70s, but it wasnt cared very well. So, in the late 80s it was sent to Rolex for a major overhaul. From what I have been told everything was changed except for the machine.

So now my question is, if the case is "new", is the serial number the original or a new one? Also, the watch has a jubilee bracelet, but from what i have seen, all the air kings came with the oyster bracelet. Did this watch could be had originally with the jubilee bracelet, or is it a "hybrid"?

I´m sending it soon to Rolex to have it serviced, but I want to know if I should buy an oyster bracelet in order to have it "as new"

What else can you Rolex experts can tell my about my new watch?

Thanks!
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Old 24 August 2011, 03:41 AM   #63
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apologies for the late reply david... got my off the bay... seller is from UK too!
No probs - thanks for the info - gotta get that sorted.
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Old 24 August 2011, 11:09 PM   #64
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Old 17 September 2011, 12:28 AM   #65
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Old 11 November 2011, 10:33 AM   #66
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Help With Air King End Pieces (Air King Date, 5500 Case)

Heres a few pics of my Air King Date. It has a rivet band but the end pieces dont seem to fit correctly. The end pieces are marked (57). The end pieces seem to be not tall enough to fit to the bezel correctly. Does anyone know the correct ones for this watch? 1967 Air King Date, 5500 Case.
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Old 21 November 2011, 03:41 AM   #67
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Heres a few pics of my Air King Date. It has a rivet band but the end pieces dont seem to fit correctly. The end pieces are marked (57). The end pieces seem to be not tall enough to fit to the bezel correctly. Does anyone know the correct ones for this watch? 1967 Air King Date, 5500 Case.
Hi mate, you should post that question in the general forum to get a quick reply. Someone should be able to help. Might be that that look of the end pieces / bezel is correct OR that you can adjust the end pieces manually to get it right. Cheers
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Old 27 November 2011, 04:28 AM   #68
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Rolex Air King Date

Hey there.

First post. I've lurked around here for awhile to satiate my budding watch addiction and I stumbled upon this thread.

I have a 1988 (I believe) R5700 Rolex Air King Date my mom bought for my late father. He didn't wear it that often.

When I brought the watch in for servicing after my dad's death the dealer told me the Air King Date was a fairly rare watch.

Thought you guys might like to see it. Enjoy.
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Old 27 November 2011, 09:06 PM   #69
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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.
Finnaly got it done Date wheel was a B**ch to get right, but I'm happy with result.
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Old 27 November 2011, 09:18 PM   #70
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No doubt about it the Air-King Date is a very cool and rare variation of the Air-King.
It would undoubtably be my choice of the Air-Kings variations.
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Old 29 November 2011, 12:57 AM   #71
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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 13 August 2012, 05:30 AM   #72
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Greetings to all. :)

I'm planning to add a 1981 5500 Air-King to my small collection. Got a question... will it fit well around 6" wrist?

Any useful insight will be much appreciated. :)
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Old 13 August 2012, 01:06 PM   #73
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Old 14 August 2012, 04:12 AM   #74
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I have Air King 5500 from 83 so I sure can say it will fit as I have very narrow wrist! It's in service and getting it back after two weeks.. :P

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Old 14 August 2012, 10:58 AM   #75
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Indeed it will
Thanks for the info!

Now on for the hunt!
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Old 14 August 2012, 11:47 AM   #76
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No problem s1nn3d, welcome aboard!
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Old 19 August 2012, 10:40 AM   #77
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A picture today of my 14010- I love it!

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Old 19 August 2012, 12:27 PM   #78
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Mighty fine SRV!
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Old 20 August 2012, 12:16 AM   #79
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I have Air King 5500 from 83 so I sure can say it will fit as I have very narrow wrist! It's in service and getting it back after two weeks.. :P

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Nice! Thanks for the tip as well, fosa!
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Old 24 August 2012, 08:10 PM   #80
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Hi colleagues,

I'm new to the Forum and very happy that I found some AK enthusiasts :-)

Attached a picture of my AK - I believe its from late 70s or early 80s.

Greetings, Danesh

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Old 25 August 2012, 06:30 AM   #81
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sorry guys, the picture is bigger than I thought!!
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Old 27 August 2012, 09:06 AM   #82
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Hey Danesh,

No worries. A big photo of a 5500 is welcome anytime!!!
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Old 27 August 2012, 11:14 PM   #83
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No worries. A big photo of a 5500 is welcome anytime!!!
good to hear that!! It's definitely a nice watch... prestigious and pure understatement
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Old 29 August 2012, 06:24 AM   #84
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Yep, I like the understatement!
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Old 29 August 2012, 08:53 PM   #85
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1969 Air-King 5500 with Nato strap today



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Old 30 August 2012, 02:01 AM   #86
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Very nice!
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Old 30 August 2012, 10:59 AM   #87
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Old 22 September 2012, 01:24 PM   #88
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This is my Air King if anyone has some info I would love to hear it.
This was my grandfathers watch and I am very proud to wear it. I will be getting it cleaned and some parts replaced that a dealer informed me needed servicing.








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Old 23 September 2012, 03:06 AM   #89
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It's a 1981 Rolex AirKing 5500. Box and papers for this model are rare so a nice set like this is pretty desirable to the right collector. It's worth about $1850 for the set.

I hope you keep it and wear it. It's a mighty fine piece. Identical to the one I wear;

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Old 23 September 2012, 04:42 AM   #90
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thanks for the info. I will be keeping it considering it was my grandfathers and has his name engraved on it.
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