The Air King is one of the Rolex classics, and this reference 14000 has the perfect mix of price, spec’ and wearability.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the serial number between the bottom lugs we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1991.
The Air King model was first introduced in 1945, and at 34mm was large for the time. The most famous reference is 5500, which stayed in the range for an astonishing 37 years, but in 1989 the Air King 14000 was launched. It still had the traditional styling, but the movement was upgraded to the calibre 3000 and the watch was fitted with a sapphire crystal for the first time. The calibre 3000 gives you 27 jewels and a higher beat rate, meaning a smoother sweep second hand. You also gain hacking for precise time setting. This example has the stick indices and silver dial, so you are getting the vintage look with the upgraded sapphire crystal. The dial does have some fade to the centre. The case is all stainless steel, correctly stamped with the model number between the top lugs and inside the case back, and has not been polished. There is a mark on the bezel near two, but the sapphire crystal is perfect. The original bracelet, reference 78350, has been cleaned in our ultrasonic bath. Everything is running nicely, and the signed screw down crown is smooth to operate.
This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 36.9 mm
Width without crown 34.2 mm
Between lugs 19 mm
Lug to lug length 42.6 mm
Case Thickness 11.4 mm
Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 181 mm. The bracelet can be sized for you if you give us your wrist size when placing the order.
All sizes are approximate.
Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.
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