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 Swiss Made 7 Jewels Quartz Mens Watch A402
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Vintage 17 jewel RADO Automatic watch Free Shipping
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RADO Conway automatic Day Date watch Vintage working needs service NR
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Vintage Rado Golden Horse Watch 30J Automatic Movement Great Condition
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Vintage Rado Diastar Manual Wind Ladies Wrist Watch ETA2651 Free Shipping
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Vintage Rado Diastar Automatic Swiss made watchGent Size
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Vintage RADO Swiss Quartz Mens Watch NOT WORKING
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VINTAGE RADO GREEN HORSE AUTOMATIC BLUE DIAL DAYDATE DRESS MENS WATCH
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Mens Vintage RADO DIASTAR Original Automatic CERAMIC Watch w GEMSTONES
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Vintage Swiss Made Rado Diastar Automatic 56500683 Scratchproof Wrist Watch
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VINTAGE RADO DAY MASTER GREEN HORSE DE LUXE AUTOMATIC DRESS MENS WATCH
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vintage RADO VOYAGER AUTOMATIC ORIGINAL DIAL MENS GENUINE SWISS WATCH
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Wonderful Mens Vintage Rado Green Horse Wristwatch
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Vintage Rado Over Pole Watch 25J Automatic Movement SS Case Band
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VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER AUTOMATIC GENTS BLACK DIAL 2 TONE
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VINTAGE RADO WOMENS DIASTAR AUTOMATIC DIAMOND DIAL 56200553 ALL ORIGINAL
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VINTAGE RADO BRIENZER AUTOMATIC GREEN DIAL GENTS
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Vintage Rado Manhattan 30 Jewels Automatic Black Day Date Mens Dress Watch
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VINTAGE RADO PRESIDENT AUTOMATIC GENTS
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ESTATE FIND VINTAGE RADO DIASTAR GOLD PLATED MENS WATCH JUST SERVICED NEW BAND
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Very Rare Rado Conway Vintage Watch Automatic Swiss Made Ref 2003 Original
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VINTAGE RADO GOLDEN HORSE AUTOMATIC BLACK DIAL DAYDATE DRESS MENS WATCH
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Vintage Rado Purple Horse Stainless Swiss Ladies Automatic Watch w Oyster Date
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Vintage Rado President Stainless Steel Hand Winding Mens Watch 299
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MENS RADO MARCO POLO AUTOMATIC DATE ANALOG DRESS VINTAGE WATCH LEATHER BAND
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO SUPER TIME TV DIAL AUTOMATIC LADYS
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VINTAGE RADO N19 AUTOMATIC BLUE DIAL DAYDATE DRESS MENS WATCH RARE ITEMS
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VINTAGE MENS RETRO WRIST WATCH RADO DIASTAR AUTOMATIC DAY DATE
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