Rado

The beginning of Rado goes far back to 1917 when the brothers Fritz, Ernst and Werner Schlup turned some rooms on their house in Lengnau into a watchmaking workshop. They manufactured watch movements and they would fit out the various movements with dials and hands, case them up and make these available under some name or other.

They offered complete watches from 1954. Their starting point was to make timepieces for a number of clients as private-label manufacturers. In 1956 they started up their own watch brand - "Exacto." But the brand name failed to be fully protected, and issues about rights soon arose. This leads them to create the name "Rado" in 1957, when the first watches bearing Rado name were produced, a relatively young brand compared with other Swiss watches.

The cornerstone for Rado international success laid, however, in 1962 when Rado introduce the first scratch resistant Watch under the name of Diastar. At that time, Rado surprised the world with the revolutionary invention of the oval DiaStar, the first truly scratch-resistant watch ever, sporting a case made of scratchproof heavy metal.

The Rado DiaStar case was manufactured by mixing pure tungsten or titanium carbide powder with a binding agent, subjecting it to pressure equal to 1,000 bar, and sintering it at 1 ,450°C. Rado's home is in Lengnau, Switzerland, and Rado continued to produce only watches with extremely hard cases.

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Vintage Rado 17 Jewel Sapphire Gazelle Watch with a 2789 1 Eta Movement
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Vintage Rado Voyager 17 Jewel Watch with a 2836 2 Eta Movement
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RADO Vintage STARFIRE Mint Condition GREAT COLLECTOR WATCH
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SWISS COLLECTABLE VINTAGE RADO STAG AUTOMATIC MEN WATCHNR
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VINTAGE RADO NCC 444 STEEL AUTOMATIC LADIES SWISS WATCH
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Vintage Rado Diastar Swiss Automatic 25Jewels 24ct Gold Plated CaseSpphire
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VINTAGE RADO AUTOMATIC DATE SWISS MENS WRIST WATCH BLUE H76 OLD USED ANTIQUE
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Rado Diastar Automatic Jubile Mens Vintage Stainless Steel Watch
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Vintage Rado Swiss Wrist Watch 5468 Mini Manhattan Dress
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VINTAGE RADO DIASTAR DATE AUTOMATIC LADIES WATCH
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VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER DAY DATE MENS WATCH RUNS GREAT
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VINTAGE RADO STAG MENS HOODED LUGS DAY DATE SS AUTO WATCH 1
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO SILVER COLT AUTOMATIC GENTS
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Vintage RADO Starliner 999 Date Automatic Stainless Steel 37mm Mens Watch i15
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VINTAGE RARE RADO STAR AUTOMATIC MENS WATCH DAY DATE ETA 2879
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Vintage Rado Diastar Automatic Swiss Hipsters Tungsten Watch Nato 70s 80s Cool
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Rare Vintage RADO PURPLE GAZELLE
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Vintage Rado Voyager Ref 63635104 Cal 2836 2 Automatic Mens Wrist Watch
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO PURPLE HORSE AUTOMATIC GENTS 5
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VINTAGE RADO DIASTAR DATE REF 71900693 ETA 951 111 LADIES QUARTZ WATCH
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1960s vintage Rado Captain Cook Mens Dive Watch Just serviced
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GENTS VINTAGE RADO WATCH 30 JEWEL WORKING
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VINTAGE RADO STARLINER 500 AUTOMATIC GENTS
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TOP SUPER VINTAGE RADO GREEN HORSE AUTO CALENDAR FULL SSTEEL WRIST WATCH SUPERB
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Vintage Rado Voyager Stainless Steel Automatic Mens Midsize Watch 9
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VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER DAY DATE MENS WATCH RUNS GREAT
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RADO SAPPHIRE GAZELLE Vintage Rare Automatic MENS WATCH
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Rado World Travel 30 Jewels Date Vintage Leather Strap Dress Mens Watch
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