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.

Browse the widest range of vintage Rado watches at the lowest prices.


VINTAGE RADO NCC 404 AUTOMATIC GENTS WATCH REF N37
$147.48
Time Remaining: 28d 2h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $147.48
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Excellent Vintage RA DO DIASTAR Gold Square design 25 J Automatic Winding Watch
$86.00 (18 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1h 12m
Bid now | Add to watch list

Rado Starliner Daytime Nightime Automatic Vintage
$95.00
Time Remaining: 15h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $95.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Rare Vintage Swiss Ladies Rado Incabloc Manual Gold Plated 1960S Unworn A591
$138.50 (26 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2h 39m
Bid now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE RADO MENHATTAN AUTOMATIC SWISS MADE WATCH BLUE DIAL
$350.00
Time Remaining: 6d 11h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE RADO NEW GOLDEN HORSE MENS SS DAY DATE AUTOMATIC WATCH
$106.00
Time Remaining: 2h 43m
Bid now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER AUTOMATIC SWISS MENS WATCH BID TO WIN
$124.00
Time Remaining: 29d 18h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $124.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Super Rare Vintage Swiss Mens Rado Conway Blue Dial Automatic 1970 A723
$255.00 (26 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3h 21m
Bid now | Add to watch list

vintage RADO VOYAGER AUTOMATIC ORIGINAL DIAL MENS GENUINE SWISS WATCH
$99.00
Time Remaining: 6d 22h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $99.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Rado President 17 Jewel 2836 1 Eta Hacking Movement
$39.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 11h 9m
Bid now | Add to watch list

NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO SILVER STAR AUTOMATIC OVAL CASE GENTS
$155.00
Time Remaining: 27d 9h 40m
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

RADO Green Horse Automatic Winding Mens Watch Vintage Rare Piece Working Order
$9.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 18h 9m
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Rado Silver Diastar Gold Case Automatic Swiss made Lady 7
$159.99
Time Remaining: 6d 10h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $159.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage RADO WATCH LOT from estate sale storage unit
$0.01 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 22h 17m
Bid now | Add to watch list

Extremely Rare Unique Vintage RADO 25 Jewels Automatic Mens Watch A229
$125.00
Time Remaining: 25d 19h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $125.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE RADO GOLDEN CASTLE MENS AUTOMATIC WATCH SN 9966718
$29.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 22h 22m
Bid now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE RARE RADO DIASTAR LED CHRONO QUARTZ WATCH
$799.99
Time Remaining: 9d 14h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $799.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VTG RADO AUTOMATIC CUERVO Y SOBRINOS GOLD FILLED CASE
$149.00
Time Remaining: 23h 57m
Bid now | Add to watch list

RADO FLORENCE QUARTZ DATE BLACK DIAL SWISS MENS RARE VINTAGE ANTIQUE USED WATCH
$500.00
Time Remaining: 25d 8h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $500.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

SWISS VINTAGE RADO ALARM MENS WATCH 21 JEWEL BEEFY LUGS LEATHER BAND RUNS STRONG
$86.33 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 10m
Bid now | Add to watch list

Rado DiaStar Vintage Mens Watch Vintage
$300.00
Time Remaining: 16d 3h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $300.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE RADO BERARD SS FACETED CASE AUTOMATIC MENS SS DATE WATCH 1
$10.50 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 47m
Bid now | Add to watch list

Nice Vintage Rado Diastar Automatic Swiss made watchGent Size
$174.99
Time Remaining: 20d 14h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $174.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Rado Purple Horse automatic Swiss made analog watch
$120.00
Time Remaining: 1d 4h 53m
Buy It Now for only: $299.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

vintage RADO STARFIRE AUTOMATIC ORIGINAL DIAL BIG MENS GENUINE SWISS WATCH
$250.00
Time Remaining: 9d 23h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $250.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

RADO AUTOMATIC DATE GOLD PLATED STAINLESS STEEL 32MM WATCH VINTAGE 63432982
$100.00
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 36m
Bid now | Add to watch list

RADO GOLDEN GAZEL MENS AUTOMATIC Day Date Blue Dial Swiss Made Watch for Mens
$299.00
Time Remaining: 4d 9h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $299.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Rado Diastar 2 Tone Auto with Date Ladies Watch
$149.99
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $149.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE GENTS MEN RADO VOYAGER DAY DATE 17JEWELS AUTOMATIC SWISS WRIST WATCH
$22.50 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 44m
Bid now | Add to watch list

NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO PURPLE HORSE AUTOMATIC GENTS
$165.00
Time Remaining: 23d 3h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $165.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

« Previous123