ROLEX Air-King 14010 Black

Item Number: ROLEX162

$6,354.39 AUD


Brand: ROLEX
Model: Air-King
Ref: 14010
Year: 1993 (S Serial)
Movement: Automatic (Self-Winding) Cal.3000
Case: 34mm
Material: Stainless Steel
Lug Width: 19mm
Bracelet: Oyster Bracelet 78350 / FF 557B / Clasp Code T9
Bracelet Length: 11 Links (-17cm)

Includes: Watch Only

Completely serviced by our watchmaker recently
1-year Mechanical Warranty
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority

Air-King is a typical introduction to Vintage Rolex.

The Air King is the oldest existing model in Rolex with a pet name (nickname).

During the golden age of aviation in the 1930s, many pilots had Rolex Oyster watches on their wrists.

Air King was born as a homage to the pioneers of the golden age.

A small 34mm oyster case, the dial is based on 3 non-date hands, but there are a wide variety of dial designs including color.

There is a current model of Air King, but the case diameter is 40 mm and the dial has a completely different design.

What all vintage air kings have in common is that they all have a "simple" look.

This Ref.14010 features a decoration called "Finely Engine Turned Bezel" with a three-dimensional marker every 5 minutes on the bezel part.

It has a slightly dressier impression than the air king with a smooth bezel without decoration, and the difference is that the watch looks a little bigger.

Like the base Ref.14000, it was released in 1990, and was produced until 2000 when the minor change model Ref.14010M came out.

The windshield is made of sapphire glass and has excellent waterproof performance. Even including the bracelet, it weighs about 100g.

I think that it can be used by both men and women in terms of case size and design.

It is recommended as a watch that can be used everyday without worrying about it, while having a vintage look.

This watch was made in 1993 and is relatively early for this model.

The dial has a very simple design with a matte black dial and a bar index.

It was replaced with a genuine replacement dial in later years, the notation is SWISS MADE, and the luminous paint is Luminova. The luminous paint on the needle is tritium.

The dial has small threads that you can see when exposed to light, but it doesn't bother you for everyday use.

Oyster bracelet 78350 is included.

The bracelet has 11 frames, so it can handle up to about 17 cm around the arm.

Overhauled at Matsuno Clock Shop. 1 year warranty.

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[Payment Method]
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.

Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.

Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.

[Custom Duty]
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)

We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.

If you would like to know how much it will be, please check approximate cost below.
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These costs normally collected by courier when you pick up item or after your receive.

We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.

  1. Can I check the actual item at the store?
    -Yes, You can check it at the store.

  2. Can I ask reserve the watch?
    -No, we do not reserve a watch until payment completed because we also sell our products on online store.

  3. Can you adjust my bracelet? 
    -Yes,If you indicate your approximate arm circumference when you place an order, we will adjust it and send it to you.
    (*Riveted bracelets and Folded bracelets need to be adjusted by our watchmaker, so please allow a little time for this.)

  4. How long does it take for "delivery after service"?
    -Please allow approximately 1month to 1.5 months from the time of order.
    (*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of the wacthmaker and the number of customers.)

  5. Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
    -If we cannot confirm your payment within 2 days of your order, we will cancel your order.

  6. Can I order by cash on delivery?
    -No, we do not accept cash on delivery.
  7. Do you accept installment payments or BNPL(Buy Now Pay Later)?
    -No, We do not support installment payments or BNPL.
  8. Do you ship internationally?
    -Yes, we ship via FedEx International Priority.
    (*Customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the customer, so please pay them upon or before receiving the package.)
About Service
Service(Overhaul) is the process of disassembling a mechanical product down to its component parts, cleaning, and reassembling it to bring it back to the state of performance when it was new.

The overhaul procedure is roughly explained as follows
Separate the case and movement.
Disassemble the movement
Inspect each part for wear and tear and perform a preliminary cleaning.
Cleaning by a special machine
Lubrication and assembly
6. Water-resistance inspection (water-resistance function guaranteed)
7. Adjustment and running test
This is the process of the watchmaking process.

Some movements consist of several hundred parts, which are disassembled piece by piece, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled in an extremely precise process.

Without overhaul, just like a car, the oil deteriorates and the risk of wear and tear on the parts increases, causing a loss of precision or, in serious cases, the inability to run.

We recommend an overhaul every two to three years to ensure economical and long-lasting use of your watch.

About new finishing (polishing)

Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has become rounded at the corners, or has many small scratches on the surface that should be beautiful with a mirror finish.

At Albitro, we believe that our watches should be purchased in beautiful condition and used for a long time, so we sell them with a new finish.

Especially for dress watches with gold cases, we finish them to bring out the best of the precious metal case.

The watches sold at Albitro that have been newly finished are photographed in very high resolution, so you can see the edges are sharp and the mirror finish reflects the light.

Some cases and bracelets have a mixture of mirror and hairline finishes, but not many craftsmen are able to distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.

The "thinning of the case" is another area that is highly dependent on the skill of the craftsman. A watch with skinny lugs is far from its original design, and its appearance is unbalanced.

It is a very meticulous process to reduce the thinness of the case as much as possible while eliminating scratches and dents to bring the watch closer to its original finish.

Of course, in some cases, it is better to leave the watch in its original condition as it is, as it is the history of the watch and the original condition is important.

We look at each watch individually and decide whether it is best to finish it before selling it.

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