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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RARE VINTAGE RADO MANCHESTER SAPPHIRE AUTOMATIC 25 JEWELS SWISS MADE WATCH
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VINTAGE MENS RADO GOLDEN GAZELLE AUTOMATIC DAYDATE ANALOG DRESS WATCH ST STEEL
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Vintage Rado Diastar Automatic Tungsten Mens Date Watch 17J ETA 2783 1970s
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Authentic RADO MARSTRON Quartz Mens Wrist Watch 13Jewels Swiss Made VTG
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO KING DIAMOND AUTOMATIC 17 JEWELS SWISS MADE WATCH
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO SILVER GAZELLE 74 AUTOMATIC 25 JEWELS SWISS MADE WATCH
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Vintage Rado Diastar Automatic Swiss made watchGent Size
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Vintage Rado NCC 404 Automatic Stainless Steel Original Box Mens Watch
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ORIGINAL VINTAGE RARE GENTS RADO DIASTAR JUBILE DAY DATE SWISS MENS WRIST WATCH
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27mm Rado DiaStar Jubile Classic Ladies Swiss Automatic Diamond Vintage Watch
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Vintage Rado Purple Horse Stainless Steel Automatic Mens Watch 870
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Vintage Rado Quartz Black Dial Date Mens Dress Watch
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO BROWN STAG AUTOMATIC GENTS
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ORIGINAL VINTAGE RARE GENTS GOLDEN RADO DIASTAR D D SWISS MENS WRIST WATCH R 27
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ORIGINAL VINTAGE RARE GENTS GOLDEN RADO DIASTAR D D SWISS MENS WRIST WATCH R 28
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Authentic RADO Mannheim Automatic Mens Wrist Watch 25Jewels Swiss Made VTG
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ORIGINAL VINTAGE RARE GENTS GOLDEN RADO DIASTAR D D SWISS MENS WRIST WATCH R 34
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Vintage Rado Purple Horse Automatic Mans Date Wrist Watch Estate Find Running
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ORIGINAL VINTAGE RARE GENTS GOLDEN RADO DIASTAR D D SWISS MENS WRIST WATCH R 31
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO SILVER STAR AUTOMATIC SWISS MADE WATCH
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Authentic RADO Schilthorn Automatic Mens Wrist Watch Water Sealed Vintage
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SWISS VINTAGE MENS RADO GOLDEN HORSE AUTOMATIC DATE ANALOG DRESS LEATHER WATCH
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VINTAGE MENS RADO SILVER HORSE AUTOMATIC DATE ANALOG DRESS WATCH STAINLESS STEEL
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Vintage Rado Starliner Automatic Full Size Gold Plated Mens Watch 11758
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Vintage Rado Green Horse Stainless Steel Hand Wind Mens Watch 669
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VINTAGE MENS RADO GOLDEN HORSE AUTOMATIC DATE ANALOG DRESS WATCH LEATHER BAND
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Vintage Rado Purple Gazelle 25 Jewels Automatic Blue Dial Day Date Mens Watch
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