Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King-Date Ref. 5700 steel vintage wristwatch, dated 1966
A stainless steel automatic centre seconds wristwatch with date, Rolex Oyster bracelet and original Rolex numbered insurance document
A classic ‘everyday’ wristwatch the Air-King-Date Ref.5700 was introduced by Rolex in the 1960s. Similar in design to the Ref.5500 Air-King, the 5700 features a date aperture and a slightly larger case with a diameter of 35mm. This watch is fitted with the original riveted link Rolex Oyster bracelet, there is some stretch to the links. The silvered dial retains a good lustre to the surface and there are a couple of very small and minor scuffs to the dial between the centre and 4 o’clock.
This watch is accompanied by a Rolex insurance document dating to July 1969 which is detailed with the serial and reference numbers of this watch. The watch also retains a sales receipt stamped by Rolex Watches of Eire.
[M] Rolex calibre 1520 automatic movement, lever escapement, 26 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 19,800 BPH, Kif shock absorber [D] silvered satin finished dial, applied faceted baton numerals, centre seconds, aperture for date, outer black minute/seconds track [C] stainless steel Rolex Oyster case with polished finish, the tops of the lugs with satin finish, smooth chamfered bezel, screw-down Rolex crown and case back [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed [B] Rolex Oyster model 7205 stainless steel riveted link bracelet with adjustable folding clasp and ref. 57 end-pieces
Diameter excluding winding crown: 35mm
Length including lugs: 42mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 12mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 19mm
Maximum bracelet length: 195mm
Serviced and overhauled by a Rolex accredited watchmaker. This watch is sold with a one year guarantee, detailed Black Bough certificate and a Black Bough leather watch pouch.