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Vintage Rolex Air-King 5500 Silver Dial


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Manufacturer: Rolex
Regular Price: $4,316.66
Item Number: 149921
Condition: Excellent
Model Name/Number:
Air-King 5500
Serial/Year: 8,4XX,XXX 1963 - 1964
Gender: Men's
Movement: Automatic 1520
Case: Stainless steel (34mm) w/ Smooth bezel and acrylic crystal
Dial: Silver Index w/ Tritium hands and lume plots
Bracelet: Stainless steel Oyster Rivet w/ Folding Oysterclasp
Box & Papers: Bob's presentation box
Warranty: This pre-owned Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty.
Return Policy: If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms.


This Rolex watch is in vintage condition with surface wear on the bracelet, case and bezel. Bracelet shows some dents from wear.

Rolex Air-King 5500

By Paul Altieri

The Rolex Air-King is a member of Rolex's series of "Air" watches including the Air-Lion, Air-Tiger, and Air-Giant.  As its name would suggest, the Air-King was designed as a pilot's watch and was inspired by the courageous feats of the British Royal Airforce during the 1930's.  The 36mm Oyster case is designed to withstand high altitudes as well as depths of up to 330 feet, making this timepiece an ideal companion for pilots.  The stainless steel case is topped with a smooth bezel and a silver dial set with index hour markers and sweeping hands.  The name "Air-King" is written across the dial in a sophisticated font, adding to its classic design.  A sturdy Oyster bracelet made of flat stainless steel links and a accompanies the case and provides a secure hold whether you're soaring high above the clouds or playing a round of golf.

* All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. Certificates are issued by WatchCSA, the industry's leading independent authority on watch authentication. WatchCSA Certified Pre-Owned certificates are provided for an additional fee at checkout. All watches are shipped to fit the average size wrist (7 1/4" - 7 1/2" for men and 6 1/4" - 6 1/2" for women). Additional links can be purchased if needed. Note that "B&P" means "box and papers" where stated.


This pre-owned Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty

We even offer free over night shipping, so you can be rest assured you'll be happy with your purchase.


Watch arrived overnight and exactly as advertised. Makenzie was terrific and made the purchase seamless. Can't say enough about Bob's quality and customer service.

Pleased with my purchase

The watch was in exquisite condition, superior to what was shown in the photos. The person who assisted me with the process was patient and very helpful.

Fair Deal

Accurate description of watch. Purchase was straight forward. Watch was delivered quickly. Would/will buy from Bob’s again.

1963 Rolex Air King

I couldn't be happier with my purchase. While not the least expensive option, Bob's service has been great. And, having had the watch assessed by a certified Rolex dealer in NY, I was assured not only was it in extraordinarily good condition cosmetically, the work done on the internal mechanics was excellent. I would recommend Bob's highly.


very accurate description but I assumed it would be in a Rolex box. Excellent service

At long last..a Rollie!!

Affordable. Great credit terms. Awesome watch.

Overall pleased

A outstanding piece. Under rated by there scale. If this watch would have came with the original box it could be sold for new old Stock

An Amazing Experience

Bob’s Watches is truly an amazing company. This was my first Pre-Owned watch purchase and it was an amazing experience. I had a few questions and they were answered immediately and unlike many other online dealers they actually have the watches in inventory. Placed my order at 4pm and it was at my door at 10:30am the next morning on the other side of the country. The pricing and experience are truly exceptional!!


Appears unworn - essentially brand new, but it is 58 years old....

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