*Unpolished* 1975 Rolex Air-King (Ref. 5500) Blue Dial W/ Papers
Rolex signified its more economical timepieces with the text "Precision" printed on the dial. These watches carried in-house movements that were well-made but manually wound. This was until the Air-King was introduced to the world in 1957 and became the premier model of Rolex’s more affordable Precision model range. These watches still featured the "Precision" text, but the Air-King housed a fully automatic movement. Although the rest of the Precision model line eventually fizzled out, the modest Air-King has been updated and evolved over the years and remains a fixture within the Rolex lineup today.
Simplicity meets the ultimate sophistication with this 1986 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.
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The exceptionally crisp case remains in unpolished condition with the original factory finishing on full display and gentle signs of use present. The smooth stainless steel bezel also is unpolished with minimal signs of previous use shown. The case back retains its original factory stick signed "5500". The original Rolex 7835 folded-link Oyster bracelet with 357 end pieces retains 12 links that display virtually no stretch and will fit up to a 7-inch wrist.
The original blue sunburst dial is in impressive condition, showing only subtle discoloration from age around a few lume plots which is extremely common to see in this era, otherwise, no damage is present on the dial. the tritium lume plots have achieved a vibrant golden color with no degradation present when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
The watch comes with its original Rolex Guarantee Paper. Please note, the serial on the guarantee paper is handwritten, this is how it was sourced and is believed to be original. The watch is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.