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Experience the ease of selling your Rolex Air-King with The Watch Exchange London. Our service is streamlined to offer you a hassle-free process, featuring same-day payments. We ensure that your watch exchange is a smooth and efficient experience.

How to sell your Air-King

1. Complete our form

Complete our form to start the process. We aim to reply within 48 hours.

2. Visit our shop

Bring your watch, with proof of purchase, to our store in Mayfair.

3. Watch inspection

We will inspect your watch and offer a guaranteed fair price.

4. Get paid!

Accept our offer or choose to part-exchange. Get paid within an hour!

Important Features Of A Sellable Rolex Air-King

A Rolex Air-King that commands a good value typically showcases several key features. Firstly, the watch’s condition; a well-maintained watch with minimal scratches or damages can significantly increase its value. The originality of parts plays a crucial role – a watch with original components, such as the dial, hands, and bracelet, is more desirable. 

The presence of the original box and papers also adds to the value, as it provides authenticity and a full history. Rarity can be a factor; limited edition models or those with a unique history (e.g., previously owned by notable individuals) often fetch higher prices. Lastly, a recent service history indicates the watch has been properly cared for, making it more attractive to potential buyers.

Why Sell Your Rolex Air-King To The Watch Exchange?

Our expertise, honed over 15 years in the watch trade, positions us to offer you premium valuations for your timepiece. Our valuation service is obligation-free, efficient, and designed to give you a fair price quote within an hour, ensuring a trustworthy and satisfying selling experience.

Learn More About The Rolex Air-King

When Was The Rolex Air-King Made?

The Rolex Air-King, introduced in 1945, is part of Rolex’s “Air” series, created to honour British Royal Air Force pilots of World War II. The watch is admired for its simplicity and has been a symbol of Rolex’s dedication to precision and durability. Over the years, it has undergone various modifications but has always retained its classic, understated elegance, appealing to both aviation enthusiasts and watch collectors.

What Is The Average Price Of A Rolex Air-King?

The average price of a Rolex Air-King varies based on its model, age, and condition. New models are typically priced around £6,000 to £8,000. Vintage or rare models can be more expensive, especially those in pristine condition or with a notable history. The market also influences pricing, with fluctuating demand affecting value.

Do Rolex Air-King’s Hold Their Value?

Rolex Air-King watches are renowned for retaining their value over time. This retention is due to Rolex’s reputation for quality, the timeless design of the Air-King, and its historical significance. These factors make it a stable and often appreciating asset in the pre-owned luxury watch market.

What’s My Rolex Air-King Worth?

The worth of your Rolex Air-King depends on its model, age, condition, rarity, and whether it has original parts and documentation. Mint-condition watches with original boxes and paper usually command higher prices. Market demand and current trends also significantly impact its value.

How Many Rolex Air-King’s Are Made Each Year?

Rolex does not disclose its production numbers, making it difficult to ascertain the exact number of Air-Kings produced annually. However, Rolex is known for its exclusive production runs, which suggests that the number is limited, thereby maintaining the model’s exclusivity and value.

Are Rolex Air-King Watches Hard To Find?

While Rolex Air-King watches are not the rarest in Rolex’s lineup, certain models, especially vintage or limited editions, can be challenging to find. This rarity can increase their desirability among collectors. Generally, however, Air-Kings are more accessible compared to other more exclusive Rolex models.

How Can You Spot A Fake Rolex Air-King?

Identifying a fake Rolex Air-King involves examining several key details. Genuine Rolex watches exhibit high-quality craftsmanship: the finish is impeccable, and the watch feels substantial. The movement of the second hand is typically smooth, not jerky. Check for clear, precise engravings and a cleanly etched serial number. The watch should also have a sapphire crystal that resists scratches. Any signs of poor-quality materials, craftsmanship, or imprecise detailing are indicators of a counterfeit.

⌚️ Read more: How To Spot A Fake Rolex.

When Is The Best Time To Sell My Rolex Air-King?

The optimal time to sell a Rolex Air-King often depends on market trends and economic conditions. Typically, selling when demand for luxury watches is high can yield a better price. This can be influenced by factors such as new model releases, changes in collector interests, or broader economic trends. Consulting with watch experts or dealers can provide insights into the current market and help determine the most advantageous time to sell.

How Do You Adjust A Rolex Air-King Watch?

To adjust your Rolex Air-King, start by unscrewing the crown counterclockwise until it pops out. Gently pull the crown to its first or second notch, depending on whether you need to adjust the date or time. Rotate the crown to set the date or time. Once set, push the crown back in and screw it clockwise to secure it, ensuring the watch maintains its water resistance.

How Do You Set The Time On A Rolex Air-King?

Setting the time on a Rolex Air-King requires a few simple steps. First, unscrew the crown counterclockwise and pull it out to the second notch. Turn the crown to adjust the hands to the correct time. It’s important to note whether your model has a date feature and set it accordingly. After setting the time, push the crown back in and screw it clockwise to ensure the watch remains water-resistant.

Sell your Air-King In Four Simple Steps

Sell your watch hassle-free. Fill out our form to sell and get a quick valuation. We offer same-day payments for sellers ensuring a smooth, transparent transaction with no surprises.

We’ve bought over 10,000 luxury watches from happy sellers


Get to know The Watch Exchange London

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For over 15 years, we have valued and bought some of the biggest names in the watch industry, including Rolex. Our highly skilled team of watch buyers will thoroughly inspect your Rolex watch before making a fair offer. We tend to buy luxury timepieces worth between £500 and £500,000. 

If you accept our offer, we’ll complete the hassle-free payment process in under 60 minutes. We aim to make your watch selling journey as smooth as possible, taking a delicate process and turning it into a favourable one.

  • Family business in Mayfair’s exclusive Burlington Arcade.
  • Experts in valuing Rolex, Cartier, and other leading brands.
  • Bought over 10,000 watches and counting!
  • 15 years of experience in making fair offers and valuations.
  • Trusted by high-profile clients.
  • 100% secure and quick payments.

Quick & simple

We keep our exchange process quick and easy, so you can get an offer as soon as possible.

Expert watch buyers

With over 15 years of experience, we’ve bought over 10,000 watches and counting!

Experienced valuations

Our team is highly qualified and experienced. The price we offer you is fair and based on a full inspection.

Same-day payment

Accept our offer or part-exchange. We’ll send payment to your bank in less than 60 minutes.

Value your watch at our shop in Burlington Arcade, London

Our watch shop is located at 23 Burlington Arcade, Mayfair, London, W1J 0PR. We’re open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and take hourly appointments from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on these days.

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