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 MENS RADO GREEN HORSE DATE AUTOMATIC WATCH
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Vintage Rado Golden Horse Stunning
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Rare Vintage 17j Rado Incabloc Watch Runs
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USED RARE VINTAGE GENTS RADO GOLDEN DIASTAR SWISS MEN WRIST WATCH R01
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VINTAGE RADO PURPLE HORSE AUTOMATIC DATE MENS WRISTWATCH
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Vintage RADO BALBOA V Automatic MENS Watch Original Swiss made used
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RADO DIASTAR AUTOMATIC DIAMOND DIAL VINTAGE LADIES WATCH
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VINTAGE1980S RADO VOYAGER AUTOMATIC GENTS WATCH 25 JEWELS R 28
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HUGE VINTAGE RADO DAY NIGHT AUTOMATIC GENTS 1
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Vintage RADO silhouetteWomen Hand Winding USED
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Vintage Mechanical Rado Diastar jubile 8 N mens stainless steel automatic watch
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Vintage Rare MENS SWISS RADO BALBOA DATE S STEEL AUTOMATIC watch 1970s SCX350
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Vintage 1970s Rado Manhattan Mens Wrist Watch Black Dial
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO PURPLE HORSE AUTOMATIC BLACK DIAL GOLDFILLED GENTS
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Vintage MENS Rare RADO DIASTAR DATE S STEEL AUTOMATIC watch 1970s SCX351
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MENS Vintage RARE RADO GOLDEN CITY AUTOMATIC Swiss DAY DATE WATCH 1970 ORIG DIAL
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VINTAGE1970s RADO COMPANION AUTOMATIC GENTS WATCH 17 JEWELS R 25
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Vintage RADO90 S DIASTAR Tungsten Carbide Oval design Automatic Winding Watch
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VINTAGE RADO MUSKETEER III AUTOMATIC GENTS SILVER DIAL
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VINTAGE MENS RADO DIASTAR AUTOMATIC DATE BLACK DIAL ANALOG DRESS WATCH
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Rare Vintage Rado Diastar Date Wristwatch 343942 Swiss Waterproof Automatic 25Js
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO PURPLE HORSE AUTOMATIC BLUE DIAL GENTS 2
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO PURPLE GAZZLE AUTOMATIC GENTS 2
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Vintage Watches Ladies Rado Kalaya Automatic
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VINTAGE WOMENS RADO STARLINER
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VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER SILVER DIAL AUTOMATIC GENTS 2
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VINTAGE RADO WATCH CO7 JEWELS WRISTWATCH MOVEMENT SWISS MADE 2 FIX
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ANTIQUE VINTAGE VERY RARE SWISS RADO BLACK SQUARE DIAL HAND WINDING GENTS WATCH
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Excellent Vintage Swiss Made Slim Rare RADO FLORENCE Date Quartz Mens WristWatch
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rado captain cook Acero Inoxidable 17 jewels Vintage RARE
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