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    The Air King: Flying High Into Its History

    The Rolex Air-King is often forgotten among the Rolex collections, such as Submariner, etc. However, the Air-King is an absolutely stunning yet simplistic looking masterpiece for watch lovers. Let's take a deep dive into its history....CLICK HERE to read entire article.

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    Re: The Air King: Flying High Into Its History

    The Air King is my favorite Rolex. Good read, thanks!


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    I think I'm one of like 5 people on this forum who like this version of th3 air king. I really dig the world speed heritage of the watch.

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    Re: The Air King: Flying High Into Its History

    Quote Originally Posted by ShortOnTime View Post
    I think I'm one of like 5 people on this forum who like this version of th3 air king. I really dig the world speed heritage of the watch.

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    I dig it too. The history is cool and I love the playful touches of color. Not everything has to be so serious all the time :)
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    Re: The Air King: Flying High Into Its History

    My favorite as well.
    "Either he's dead or my watch has stopped"
    Groucho Marx

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    Re: The Air King: Flying High Into Its History

    Quote Originally Posted by ShortOnTime View Post
    I think I'm one of like 5 people on this forum who like this version of th3 air king. I really dig the world speed heritage of the watch.

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    Make that 6, I have the current model, yeah.


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    Re: The Air King: Flying High Into Its History

    Great read. Thanks for compiling it.

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    Re: The Air King: Flying High Into Its History

    this version is too busy for my taste. I like the previous version and use to own it .
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    Re: The Air King: Flying High Into Its History

    Good general article, but missing the most important, the dial.

    Taken from http://www.bobswatches.com/rolex-blo...-air-king.html

    The dial of the new Air-King is very similar to the Bloodhound’s Rolex Instruments

    The biggest source of debate among Rolex fans concerning the new ref. 116900 is the design of the dial. Different from past Air-King models where the dials were simple and clean, the new models features a much more dynamic and somewhat busy dial. On the black dial, the characteristic 3, 6, and 9 hour-markers are now joined by minute-markers too. Furthermore, there’s the large luminous triangular index at 12 o’clock and the Mercedes-style hands — both new to the Air-King series. A very interesting design choice is the green and yellow color combination of the Rolex logo and coronet with the matching green seconds hand. A closer look at the dashboard of the Bloodhound SSC 1000 MPH Car — a supersonic land vehicle that will attempt to break the land speed record in 2017 — reveals where Rolex got at least some of its design inspiration for the dial of the new Air-King.

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    Hello back!

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