*Unpolished* 1986 Rolex Air-King (Ref. 5500) W/ Box & 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.
|Bracelet||Rolex 78350 Oyster Bracelet W/ 557 End Pieces|
The unpolished case is in exceptional and gently worn condition, displaying crisp factory finishing and crisp factory edges. The smooth stainless steel bezel is also unpolished with minimal signs of previous use. The unpolished case back retains its original green Rolex sticker fully intact. The original Rolex 78350 Oyster bracelet with 557 end pieces retains 11 links with no stretch and will fit up to a 6 3/4 inch wrist.
The silver sunburst dial is flawless, showing no age or damage. The tritium lume plots and hands show no degradation under U.V. light inspection and have equally aged to a charming yellow patina.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.