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 Women Hand Winding With Box
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VINTAGE MENS RARE RADO DIASTAR AUTOMATIC DAYDATE BLACK DIAL ANALOG DRESS WATCH
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RADO MARCO POLO VINTAGE AUTOMATIC GP GENTS SWISS MADE WATCH ETA 2472 TOP
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Vintage RADO Silhouette women Watch Original Swiss made used RARE Hand winding
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Vintage rado voyager automatic watch
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO PURPLE HORSE AUTOMATIC BLACK DIAL GENTS 3
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1970S vintage rado daistar two tone automatic watch
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VINTAGE MENS ORIGINAL RADO SAPPHIRE GAZELLE AUTOMATIC DAYDATE BLUE DIAL WATCH
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VINTAGE RARE RADO SUNLAKE AUTOMATIC WRIST WATCH
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VINTAGE MENS RADO COMPANION AUTOMATIC DAY DATE BLUE DIAL ANALOG DRESS WATCH
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Vintage RADO25 J DIASTAR Gold Carbide Square ETA 2789 1 Automatic Winding Watch
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Vintage Rado Diastar Case Silver Tungsten Automatic Swiss made Gent
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VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER AUTOMATIC DAY AND DATE MEN WRIST WATCH SWISS MADE
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VINTAGE MENS ORIGINAL RADO EBNAT AUTOMATIC DATE BLUE DIAL ANALOG DRESS WATCH
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO PURPLE HORSE AUTOMATIC BLUE DIAL GENTS 2
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Vintage Authentic Sarcar 1980 Geneva watch Sapphire Crown Not Working
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO SILVER STAR AUTOMATIC GENTS SILVER DIAL
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Vintage Rado Diastar Two Tone Swiss Automatic 25Jewels
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VINTAGE RARE MENS RADO GOLDEN GAZELLE AUTOMATIC DAYDATE BLACK DIAL ANALOG WATCH
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Vintage rado companion blue dial automatic watch
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO GREEN HORSE AUTOMATIC GENTS
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Rare Vintage Hard To Scratch Case RADO DIASTAR Mens Automatic Watch NR
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Vintage RADO Golden Horse DAYMASTER Automatic Tri Calendar Watch
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SCARCE SCARCE VTG RADO MIAMI 25j MANS AUTOMATIC SQUARE WRISTWATCH 1972
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO SUNLAKE AUTOMATIC OVAL CASE GENTS
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VINTAGE RARE MENS RADO PRESIDENT AUTOMATIC DAYDATE BLUE DIAL ANALOG DRESS WATCH
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Vintage Rado Diastar Swiss Automatic 25Jewels 24ct Gold Plated CaseSaphire
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1950 VINTAGE RADO INCABLOC SS 17 JEWEL WATCH MENs BOYs EXC COND RUNS
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