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    Coming out

    Right guys been here a while so am going to say it.

    I am getting an air king.

    I know I know but I love the slightly un rolexness of it.

    There I've said it

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    There are people who can help. Don't suffer alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wits View Post
    Right guys been here a while so am going to say it.

    I am getting an air king.

    I know I know but I love the slightly un rolexness of it.

    There I've said it
    You'll have seen this then. :)



    It may well be one of those Rolexes that acquire a cult following in the future, possibly because it was poo-pooed on release.
    What's the availability on these? As hard to find as all the other sports models?

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    A flamboyant Explorer, like Bear Grylls in a fancy hat.


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    I've got one and it's my favourite rolex so go for it!

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    IMO, it is a better choice than the forum favorite- Explorer.

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    You maverick you!!

    I had one and loved it - shouldn't have let it go.

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    Coming out

    I bought one as loved the look, but the returned it the next day as Milgauss case too bulky. If only slimmer, it would be ideal.

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    I really like how they look apart from when it was on my wrist.

    Enjoy the watch!

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    Iíve heard of people like you...

    Get help you sicko


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    I like it, something different to the normal black divers that have the Rolex fanboys getting hot under the collar. I also like the Milgauss with Blue dial and Green crystal - so there 

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    I liked it till I tried one on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    IMO, it is a better choice than the forum favorite- Explorer.
    Totally agree; radical and funky by Rolex standards, numbering and colouring give it character, I think it's a great watch.

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    I must admit, I have one on order too.

    In this world of crazy second hand values, itís actually a reasonably-priced Rolex. I never used to like them much but when the dial error story was circulating, the more I saw one, the more I liked it.

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    Itís going to be OK. Youíre in a safe space. Things will get better.

    I bought one, too.


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    Functionally the same as the Explorer without all the baggage that comes with the Explorer. Plus, it is probably the best "pilot's-watch" to have. Not for those airline GMT (truck-driver) pilots, but real pilots that get things done in minutes.

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    Itís a great watch and has a spot in my collection.


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    I originally did not like the 40mm AK as it looked like a spare parts bin special. But soon enough it looked appealing.

    I pick up mine last year and it looks much better in real life. Despite this, I think this watch will be discontinued.

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    I think they look cool

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    I'd say it's ok to acknowledge you need help with how to tell the time and those learner style minute markers will help. Bless you.

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    I think theyíre growing in popularity in general, crack on and enjoy if you want one


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    Great watches. I've owned 2 and have managed to nab one of the 88 'Smooth as Silk' versions going to the Thai Market so that will be my third!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    Great watches. I've owned 2 and have managed to nab one of the 88 'Smooth as Silk' versions going to the Thai Market so that will be my third!
    Whats changed on this run Ryan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefaulkner View Post
    Whats changed on this run Ryan?
    Purple font instead of green and I think a Thai Airways inscription. It is commissioned by Thai Airways

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    Two things irk me about the big R - cyclops and 'mercedes' hour hand. Dreadful features on a watch. Really like the Milgauss GV, though this AirKing ain't shabby at all so both fit my criteria. I actually bought a Daytona which also fits that bill for a non awful R

    Edit oh wait - for some reason didn't realise the AK has a merc hour hand, noooooooooo

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    Maybe get a vintage as well.

    not letting mine go - as it’s a family heirloom


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    Didnít warm to the new Air-King in pictures but looks really good in real life.
    I like the yellow and green in particular.

    Youíre buying a Milgauss, with a nicer dial, for £1,550 less. Itís one of the best buys in the current catalogue.

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    On the subject of Air Kings, I am going to the Metro Centre this morning to have a look at this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefaulkner View Post
    I must admit, I have one on order too.

    In this world of crazy second hand values, itís actually a reasonably-priced Rolex. I never used to like them much but when the dial error story was circulating, the more I saw one, the more I liked it.
    What was the dial error story?

    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    Functionally the same as the Explorer without all the baggage that comes with the Explorer. Plus, it is probably the best "pilot's-watch" to have. Not for those airline GMT (truck-driver) pilots, but real pilots that get things done in minutes.
    I'd be interested to know the reasons why.

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    Iíd have seriously considered one but the shiny metal 3, 6, 9 didnít work for me.

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    [QUOTE=sean;5250020]What was the dial error story?


    Check out the Watchfinder video revealing the one off error

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDyFyynEe4U

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    Quote Originally Posted by petay993 View Post


    Check out the Watchfinder video revealing the one off error

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDyFyynEe4U

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    Good buy - these are under appreciated. Given track record, High probablity this will be one of the most sought after in couple of decades


    Quote Originally Posted by wits View Post
    Right guys been here a while so am going to say it.

    I am getting an air king.

    I know I know but I love the slightly un rolexness of it.

    There I've said it

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    Maybe get a vintage as well.

    not letting mine go - as itís a family heirloom

    They sure don't make them like they used to :(

    ...
    BUBI 0_0

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    Purple font instead of green and I think a Thai Airways inscription. It is commissioned by Thai Airways

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    Sounds interesting. Be sure to put some pics up on here when it arrives

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    Functionally the same as the Explorer without all the baggage that comes with the Explorer. Plus, it is probably the best "pilot's-watch" to have. Not for those airline GMT (truck-driver) pilots, but real pilots that get things done in minutes.
    Iím more worried about the pilots requiring the extra numbers to tell the time!


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