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 MENS RADO SILVER HORSE 74 AUTOMATIC DAY DATE SILVER DIAL ANALOG WATCH
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VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER AUTOMATIC DAY DATE SWISS WRIST WATCH
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO PURPLE HORSE AUTOMATIC BLACK DIAL GOLDFILLED GENTS
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Vintage Ladies RADO DIASTAR Automatic SWISS Watch 17 Jewels
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VINTAGE1980S RADO VOYAGER AUTOMATIC GENTS WATCH 25 JEWELS R 28
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USED RARE VINTAGE GENTS RADO GOLDEN DIASTAR SWISS MEN WRIST WATCH R01
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Rare Vintage RADO ELECTROSONIC F300 Watch
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VINTAGE1970s RADO COMPANION AUTOMATIC GENTS WATCH 17 JEWELS R 12
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO SILVER MOON AUTOMATIC LADYS DATE DRESS 2
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VINTAGE LADIES RADO DIASTAR AUTOMATIC DATE WATCH TUNGSTEN CASE
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VINTAGE MENS RADO DIASTAR DAY DATE FACETED CRYSTAL STAINLESS BRACELET WATCH W 37
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VINTAGE RADO AUTOMATIC PURPLE GAZELLE MENS ANALOG DRESS WATCH DAY
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO PURPLE HORSE AUTOMATIC BLACK DIAL GENTS 4
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO SILVER STAR AUTOMATIC GENTS BLACK DIAL
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VINTAGE RADO PURPLE HORSE AUTOMATIC DATE MENS WRISTWATCH
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100 GENUINE RARE VINTAGE GENTS RADO GOLDEN DIASTAR SWISS MEN WRIST WATCH R06
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Vintage Rado Diastar Diamond Marker Gold Plated Automatic Men Watch
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Vintage Rado President 25Jewels Automatic Mens Wristwatch Serviced
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Unique Mens Vintage Rado Green Horse
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USED RARE VINTAGE GENTS RADO GOLDEN DIASTAR SWISS MEN WRIST WATCH R01
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VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER DAY NIGHT AUTOMATIC GENTS 2
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Rare Vintage 17j Rado Incabloc Watch Runs
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Swiss Vintage Mens RADO DIASTAR Automatic DayDate Black Dial Analog Dress Watch
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Rare Collectible Vintage RADO Womens Ladies Gold Plated Hand Winding WristWatch
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VINTAGE1970s RADO COMPANION AUTOMATIC GENTS WATCH 25 JEWELS R 7
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Swiss Vintage Mens RADO CONWAY Automatic DayDate Blue Dial Analog Dress Watch
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USED RARE VINTAGE GENTS RADO GOLDEN DIASTAR SWISS MEN WRIST WATCH R01
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GENUINE VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER AUTOMATIC DAY DATE SWISS MADE WRIST WATCH
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO PURPLE HORSE AUTOMATIC BLUE DIAL GENTS 2
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