*Unpolished* 1973 Rolex Air-King (Ref. 5500)
Simplicity meets the ultimate sophistication with this 1973 Rolex Air-King (ref. 5500) This is a classic and truly timeless piece that will is suitable for any occasion, and pairs perfectly with a leather strap for a more sporty look.
|Bracelet||Rolex 7835 "Folded-Link" Oyster Bracelet W/ 357 End Pieces|
The strong case is believed to. remain unpolished retaining its factory finishing, dimensions, and angles with light, honest signs of use. The smooth stainless steel bezel is unpolished as well and displays honest signs of use. The unpolished case back retains its original engraving that reads "Vulcan Materials Company, H.F. Sweat, 25 Years Service". The Rolex 7825 folded-link Oyster bracelet with 357 end pieces is unpolished as well and retains 12 links that show almost no signs of use.
The silver sunburst dial is in excellent vintage condition, displaying appropriate signs of age. The tritium lume plots all remain intact, though exhibit consistent degradation throughout when inspected under U.V. light inspection and have achieved a dark gold patina. The original tritium hands have aged lighter than the dial and show no degradation under U.V. light inspection.
None. The watch is keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown.