Sell Your Rolex Air-King
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 Rolex Air-King
1. Complete our form
Begin by filling out our form, and we will respond with an estimate within 48 hours.
2. Visit our branch
If you agree with our quote, bring your watch and its proof of purchase to our flagship store in Mayfair’s Burlington Arcade.
3. Watch inspection
Our professional team will authenticate and carefully assess your watch, offering a fair price.
4. Complete validation
Accept our offer or consider a part exchange. Once the deal is finalised, you’ll receive your payment in less than 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.
A stress-free process
You’ll have a no-obligation offer in less than 48 hours, without any stress or hassle on your part.
Experts in the industry
Our staff have a wealth of knowledge to provide the very highest standard of customer service every time.
With over 15 years in our industry, you can trust our valuations. We’ll provide a valuation based on a full inspection of your watch.
Whether you choose to accept our offer or part-exchange, we’ll ensure your payments are released in under an hour.
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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.