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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Mens Vintage RADO GREEN GAZELLE Automatic Date Watch with UNUSUAL Bezel
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Vintage Rado Diastar 33 swiss automatic watch
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VINTAGE MENS RADO DIA STAR AUTOMATIC DATE ANALOG DRESS WATCH STAINLESS STEEL
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Vintage Swiss Mens Very Cool Gold Toned Watch by Rado
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VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER SILVER DIAL DAY DATE 17 JEWELS MANS WATCH GOOD CONDITION
$72.00
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VINTAGE RADO PURPLE HORSE 2783 25 JEWELS SWISS DATE AUTOMATIC MENS WATCH
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Authentic RADO Golden Horse Automatic Mens Wrist Watch 25Jewels 623 3001 2 VTG
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VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER BLACK DIAL AUTOMATIC GENTS
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Mens Vintage Rado Voyager 17 Jewels Day Date Automatic Watch
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Rado Tungsten Diastar Swiss Made Mens 1970s Collectible Vintage Watch c177
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Vintage Rado Green Horse mens Stainless Steel Automatic Watch with Box
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Mens Vintage Rado Voyager 17 Jewels Day Date Automatic Watch
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VINTAGE MENS RADO SILVER HORSE AUTOMATIC DATE ANALOG DRESS WATCH STAINLESS STEEL
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Vintage Rado Diastar Automatic WatchREAD
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Mens Vintage Rado Voyager 17 Jewels Day Date Automatic Watch
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Authentic RADO Quartz Mens Wrist Watch Diastar 36 63300363 Vintage
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VINTAGE RADO AROSA WATCH BROWN DIAL AUTOMATIC GENTS
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RADO Scheidegg Automatic Mens Watch Used 100 Original VIntage ETA 2824
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Vintage Rado Florence Ladies Watch
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Mens RADO ELEGANCE Vintage Dress Watch with MIRROR Bezel MESH Band
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO SILVER GAZELLE 74 AUTOMATIC 25 JEWELS SWISS MADE WATCH
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO KING DIAMOND AUTOMATIC 17 JEWELS SWISS MADE WATCH
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Vintage Rado Ladies Florence Watch
$140.00
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NICE VINTAGE RADO STARLINER 999 AUTOMATIC SWISS MADE WATCH
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO GREEN HORSE AUTOMATIC 17 JEWELS SWISS MADE WATCH
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO SILVER STAR AUTOMATIC GENTS BLACK DIAL LAST ONE
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Vintage Rado Diastar Tungsten Carbide Case Quartz Watch Black Dial
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO SUPER TIME TV DIAL AUTOMATIC DATE DRESS GENTS
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RADO diastar Tungsten SS date automatic watch blk dial vintage
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Auth RADO Auto Mens Wrist Watch 25J Captain Cook 343942 345602 Nonesuch VTG
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