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The Rolex Air-King, for a very long time now, has always been known as the simplest and more affordable line under the Rolex Watches umbrella. It is known for its robust aesthetics with no date on the watch, a screw-down crown, and a water resistant case built to withstand to up to 100m.
The first Rolex Air-King was introduced in 1945, with the Rolex Air-King 4925 and 4365 in the”Air” series. During that time, Hans Wilsdorf and Rolex launched the “Air” series to honor the British Roal Air Force pilots during World War II. In 1946, reference 4499 was released and was using the same Hunter calibre, until the 6552 Rolex Air-King came along in 1953. The 5500 was released in 1957 and used one of two movements, the 1520 or 1530. Though there were 3 different jewel counts all due to import laws at the time, the 1520 featured 17-26 jewels; and 17, 25, or 26 for the 1530.
By now, the Rolex Air-King has become popular enough to launched a series of different models. The 5504 in 1958 was released with the same cause as the Rolex Explorer and the 5520 was the first gold-filled cause version of the Air-King.
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The production of the Rolex Air-King was discontinued in 2014, initially replaced by the Rolex Oyster Perpetual as an entry-level option. Rolex, however, decided to re-launched the revamped version of the Air-King with the reference – the Air-King #116900. Although still an affordable option within the Rolex product line, the Air-King is now positioned with a significantly larger face, reinforcing the design layout of its predecessor. The new Air-King now features a more dynamic dial that features by minute-markers, along with the simple 3, 6, and 9 dials. With the addition of the Oyster case, the new Air-King is specialized to protect the watch’s movement from magnetic fields.
Overall, the Rolex Air-King is a force to be reckoned with. Though it has made its way and undergone many changes. The Rolex Air-King, like any other product line, is a treasure to many. Get a free quote at SellMeWatch.com to get the highest price for your Rolex Air-King Watch.