Rolex Air-King Date dating to 1969. This watch has a very attractive and original patina’d dial that has aged to a darker vanilla hue…like dark linen. Actually, there is a a linen pattern to the dial as well, adding further interest. In my photo there is shadowing-the dial is actually evenly aged when seen in person….I love it. These AIR KING DATES are the “hot ROLEX watch” at this time. This DATE variety of AIR KING that was sold mainly in Canada and Commonwealth countries only. The date is the feature making it uncommon; as the regular and common AIR KINGS do not have the date. The 35mm. stainless steel original ref.5500 ROLEX OYSTER case is without any major dings or flaws. The automatic winding ROLEX cal. 1520 movement was just cleaned and is accurate. I believe these watches will increase in value over time. $2950.