We talk a lot about Rolex’s around here, but we have yet to touch on the Air King. Today we will talk a little about the history of this model, the price worthiness and we’ll break it all down for you in a helpful pros and cons section. Let’s get right to business then, shall we? Here is our Rolex Air King replica review.
Rolex Air King Replica Price
After playing around with the Air King quite a bit we asked ourselves “is this worth the hefty price tag?” and we think we came up with a fitting response. The answer to this question is simple – no. No, the Air King is not worth a price tag of nearly $5,000. The reason why it is not really worth that chunk of change is simple too – it doesn’t do anything more than what a less expensive watch would do. If it doesn’t do anything spectacular then why pay so much? This would be a purchase that you would make if you just wanted to have a Rolex for having a Rolex’s sake.
Rolex Air King Replica History
The Air King is among the most recognizable collection of replica watches from any brand and they are still landmarks of style and are unmistakable today. They heavily feature Oyster construction that Rolex is so well known for. The Oyster system was invented by Rolex in 1926 to keep water out and it really does its intended job well. This line of timepieces is of the utmost quality that we have come to expect from Rolex and the timeless Air King line.
The dial of this timepiece comes in blue, white, silver and rose gold with the option to have either Roman numeral hour indexes or Arabic numerals with stick markers in between. The dial has hour, minute and seconds hands that are stop seconds precise for time setting that are all luminescent. Rolex uses scratch resistant synthetic sapphire crystals to expertly protect the dial from any harm and gives it a slightly magnified look.
As is to be expected from this brand, Oyster construction is widely used for durability. The Air King is comprised of monoblock middle case, screw-sown case back and winding crown are constructed by Rolex’s Oyster process. There is also 34 mm stainless steel Oyster case with a similarly machined bracelet that has flat three piece links. Topping it all off is the domed stationary bezel that is 18k white gold that adds a touch of sophistication.
The Air King is water resistant up to 330 feet and features a screw down, twinlock double waterproofness system help to keep water out. The watch case itself is subject to loads are testing to ensure that it meets the minimum pressure resistance requirements. There is a three step process to do this – the vacuum test, compression test and lastly a condensation test. These tests will reveal if even the smallest amount of moisture is able to get inside. If water does sneak its way inside, Rolex will start over to correct the issue. Rolex is definitely known for their known for not skimping on these details and that is certainly the case with this timepiece.
The entire watch is constructed out of 904L stainless steel. You may be asking yourself what the significance of this is and we are going to tell you. 904L stainless steel is most often used in high technology, aerospace or chemical industries. It is used in these fields because it is highly resistant to corrosion and there is a lot of that seen there. The 904L stainless steel is very strong for certain and is one of the most durable metals on the planet. The amazing thing about 904L stainless steel is that it is also able to made into something beautiful like the replica Rolex Airking.
This timepiece is run on a 3131 caliber engine perpetual, mechanical self-winding watch engine that developed by Rolex. The 3130 caliber engine is outfitted with a parachrom hairspring that offers excellent resistance to varying temperatures and can take a few knocks with its great shock resistance. As is to be expected from all pieces from this brand it is one of the highest precision replica watches and is required to successfully pass the Swiss Chronometer Testing Institutes tests before it is retail ready.
It is a pretty major drawback for us that this watch line does not have the magnified date display window in the 4 o’clock position that Rolex is so well known for. Call us forgetful, but we really like having that feature and would think twice about purchasing this model because it is missing it. Hopefully the future models of the Air King will have the date display added because it is a really nice option and these replica watches are pretty expensive for not having all that much going on in terms of features.
Our other issue is the high price tag. Yes, we know that we should come to expect a whopping price when buying a watch that is as well-known as the Rolex Air King replica. As we’ve already stated above, this watch doesn’t have any ground breaking abilities and kind makes you wonder what exactly you are paying for here. Our thoughts are that it is mostly the name that drives the price up so high because it certainly isn’t the most exciting replica watch from Rolex.
Who It’s Best For
This is a very classic watch and it would be perfect for anyone that is looking for an elegant statement piece that isn’t in your face with too many details. The dial and band are simple making it look crispy clean. The great thing about the Air King is that is so timeless that it can be worn with anything and at any time.
The Rolex Air King is also an excellent piece if you are a watch collector and are looking to add one of the most well-known models from this line. The Air King is a landmark piece and has been around for a very long time, so it would make a perfect addition to any collection. You could also collect one of each different dial type if you are really passionate about your timepieces.