ROLEX AIR-KING 5500 SUPER PRECISION

Rolex Air King 5500 Super Precision. The Air King 5500 that arrived this time was manufactured in 1962. The Ref.5500 was manufactured for about 30 years from the late 1950s to the end of the 1980s, so it's the Air King 5500 in the early days.

ロレックス エアキング 5500
ロレックス エアキング 5500

The wedge-shaped index, the short and long hands of the alpha hand, and the second hand are good for classical details such as bull steel. Usually, most of them are written as "PRECISION", but this Air King 5500 is written as "SUPER PRECISION".

It is said that this was called "SUPER PRECISION" to express better accuracy than "PRECISION", and in addition to the Air King 5500, his 5504 called Big Air King has this notation.

ロレックス エアキング 5500

A model with a case size of 34 mm, self-winding, classical design, and a pet name of Air King. Moreover, in 2019, we are receiving service at Japan Rolex Technology Authorized Store.

ロレックス エアキング 5500
ロレックス エアキング 5500

Three rivet breaths that are difficult to find in good condition right now.

ロレックス エアキング 5500

This buckle also has a Rolex crown logo called "Debeso Buckle" popping out, which is also a design unique to Vintage Rolex.

ロレックス エアキング 5500

The rivet breath has a good design, but above all, it should be light. Breaths these days are sturdy and luxurious, but they still feel heavy. But this rivet breath is really light. And because it is a simple single lock clasp, it can be removed quickly and it is easy to put on and take off ◎

ロレックス エアキング 5500
ロレックス エアキング 5500

Compared to Oyster Quartz Datejust, the difference in size is easy to understand. Perfect for those looking for a self-winding watch with a small vintage Rolex. Even those who have the current Rolex will be attracted to this size, lightness, and above all, the design.

In terms of usability, Oyster Perpetual and this Air King can be used without hesitation.

The movement is Cal.1530. It was manufactured from 1958 to 1964, and was installed in the Explorer I 5500 and Submariner 5513 in addition to the Air King. Cal.1530 is a non-chronometer version of Cal.1560, but it boasts high winding efficiency and is a movement that can still be used normally in 2022 without any problems.

ロレックス エアキング 5500

1962 is 60 years ago, but it's in pretty good condition. There are various options when it comes to automatic winding of Rolex with a vintage feel (with horse mackerel), but when it comes to a model with a so-called pet name and a reasonable price range, it becomes air king.

The point of this watch is the dial, which has a pretty good atmosphere. It's hard to convey in the photo, but it looks pretty cool when you look at the real thing. I think it's okay to look at the condition of the case and breath in total.

A rare individual in the Air King 5500, such as the index and needle design. I'm sure it will be for those who like it.

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