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 DIASTAR AUTOMATIC ETA 2846 MENS GENTS WRIST WATCH golden model
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TOP SWISS VINTAGE RADO MARCO POLO 14k GOLD PLATED SSTEEL WRIST WATCH SUPERB
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Authentic Rado Hand Winding Vintage Watch Not working
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TOP RARE VINTAGE RADO 990 SSTEEL CALENDAR AUTO WRIST WATCH SUPERB LOOKING
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RARE SWISS VINTAGE RADO GOLDEN GAZELLE AUTOMATIC CALENDAR WRIST WATCH SUPERB
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VINTAGE RADO DIASTAR AUTOMATIC ETA 2836 MENS GENTS WRIST WATCH silver model
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VINTAGE RADO SILVER HORSE MENS AUTO DATE SS 1130502 WATCH 1
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RADO GREEN HORSE 30 Jewels Automatic All Stainless Steel Mens Watch Vintage 60s
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Nice Vintage Rado Diastar Automatic Swiss made watchGent Size
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VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER SWISS AUTOMATIC DAY DATE 6 SILVER ILLUME DIAL MENS WATCH
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VINTAGE MENS RADO SILKY MANUAL WINDING WATCH TIGER EYE DIAL SWISS MADE
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO SILVER STAR AUTOMATIC OVAL CASE GENTS
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6 Vintage Stainless Mix Watch Band End Lugs PARTS Lot Hamilton Rado Sandoz
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MENS VINTAGE RADO DAYMASTER 30 JEWELS AUTOMATIC SWISS MADE WATCH BLACK DIAL
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MENS SWISS VINTAGE RADO STARLINER DAYMASTER MECHANICALLY PERFECT MODEL 11775
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Authentic Vintage Rado Florence Mens Watch
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MENS VINTAGE RADO RARE FLORENCE CERAMIC SS GOLD PLATE NEW OLD STOCK UBA86
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VINTAGE GIRARD PERREGAUX SWISS MADE STAINLESS STEEL SS DATE AUTOMATIC MENS WATCH
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MENS VINTAGE RADO RARE FLORENCE ANATOM SS GOLD PLATE W DATE IMMACULATE UBA87
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rare VINTAGE RADO ETA 2783 AUTOMATIC 25J MENS GENTS WATCH no reserve bid
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VINTAGE ELEGANT AUTOMATIC H W RAD0 STAR UNER DAY DATE 1700 01 SWISS MEN WATCH
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Vintage Rado Conway 25 Jewel Watch with a 2789 1 Eta Movement
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VINTAGE RADO DIASTAR AUTOMATIC MENS WATCH
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO SUNLAKE AUTOMATIC SWISS MADE WATCH
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LADIES VINTAGE RADO RARE SOLID 14K GOLD CASE WITH SS BRAC 1960 MANUAL UBA99
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MENS VINTAGE RADO AUTOMATIC RARE SAPPHIRE GAZELLE 1970 STAINLESS DAY DATEUB124
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SERVICED Extremely Rare Unique Vintage RADO 25 Jewels Automatic Mens Watch A229
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