The most famous one in the history of the Air King series is the Ref.5500, which appeared in the late 1950s. It was a best-selling model that was only discontinued around 1988. Various rare derivatives, such as Ref.5502 and Ref.5504, also appeared during production. , Ref.5506, Ref.5520, and Ref.5700 with calendar. In addition, there is also a rare version of the same model that does not have the [AIR-KING] mark but the [EXPLORER] mark inside. The English word “PRECISION,” which means “correct,” is printed above 6 o’clock on the dial. Depending on the year of production, it is matched with rivet bracelet 7205, folding bracelet 7835, and Oyster bracelet 78350. Cheap rolex replica.
Next, I will share the AIR-KING Ref.5500 produced in 1970. It is a scarce frosted silver plate. At first glance, it looks like the dial of the old yacht Ref.16622. Although the rare-color dials of classic models will attract more attention, there are several versions of silver dials for popular dials, such as this frosted dial and bright silver dials. Many styles are only noticed by formal, classic style enthusiasts. Rare “hidden dials,” and they are all beautiful dials.
Let’s take a look at its dial. The frosted dial is very atmospheric. It has always been said that it is a frosted dial. The entire dial has a grainy, concave, and convex feel compared to the ordinary silver dial. You can see it at a glance, and it can express enough simultaneously. The dial style’s high-end feel allows people to capture the dial’s expression characteristics instantly. It is a dial with relatively low recognition at present. Although the dial has minor stains, the tritium luminous mark [-T SWISS T-] at 6 o’clock is like a musical note sequence (not a straight line). Friends who know it may think of the first-generation Paul Newman dial, so this is one of the charms. There is no luminous light on the dial and hands. The color of the hands and hour markers are also black, and the overall look is very coordinated. In addition, because the hands are straightforward when replacing parts, you must pay more attention to the hands, especially on dials without luminous light.
The case has some traces of polishing, but the overall shape is still relatively complete, and the bezel does not appear deformed. You can also refer to this state when looking for antique watches.
The bracelet is a folding strap with the number 257/7835. Although a little loose, it does not look like a metal strap that has been used for over 50 years. The buckle is engraved with the 1st issue of 1971, which is also slightly different from the year. One of the charms of formal, classic models lies in their rich variety. The frosted dial I shared this time has relatively low awareness. It should be one of the rare dials that only friends who like formal swiss models will notice. Standard watches also have distinctive dials like sports models and will be rated higher.
Band Color: Silver-tone
Band Width: 20mm
Dial Color: Silver Dial
Band Length: 18.5cm