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 FLORENCE MENS WATCH 16034402
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RARE VINTAGE RADO MANHATTAN AUTOMATIC SWISS MADE WATCHGENT SIZE
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VINTAGE RADO GOLDEN SARBE 2783 25 JEWELS SS SWISS MADE DATE AUTOMATIC MENS WATCH
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NO RESERVE Vintage Rado Automatic Mens Leather Watch 56530304
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RADO VINTAGE DAYDATE AUTOMATIC WATCH
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Vintage RADO FLORENCE Swiss Made Women Quartz Watch
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VINTAGE RADO 17 Jewels PURPLE HORSE MANUAL WIND MENS WRIST WATCH water Sealed
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MENS SWISS VINTAGE RADO STARLINER DAYMASTER MECHANICALLY PERFECT MODEL 11775
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NICE VINTAGE RADO PURPLE HORSE AUTOMATIC SWISS MADE WATCH
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Vintage Rado Voyager 17 Jewel Watch with a 2836 2 Eta Movement
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Vtg Rado Sunlake Watch Automatic Cal 2834 Swiss
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NICE VINTAGE RADO PURPLE HORSE AUTOMATIC SWISS MADE WATCH
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ULTRA RARE VINTAGE 1960S SWISS RADO 11773 30J CAPTAIN COOK AUTO MENS WATCH
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Vintage Mens Rado Florence Two Tone Stainless Steel Quartz Dress Wrist Watch
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RARE SWISS VINTAGE RADO GOLDEN BOWL AUTOMATIC CALENDAR WRIST WATCH SUPERB
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VINTAGE RADO SUPER GAZELLE MANUAL WINDING MENS WATCH
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SERVICED Extremely Rare Unique Vintage RADO 25 Jewels Automatic Mens Watch A229
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VINTAGE RADO WORLD TRAVEL DATE STEEL AUTOMATIC MENS WATCH
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RADO VINTAGE CONWAY 30 AUTOMATIC MEN WATCH
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