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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USED RARE VINTAGE GENTS RADO GOLDEN DIASTAR SWISS MEN WRIST WATCH R01
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VINTAGE1970s RADO COMPANION AUTOMATIC GENTS WATCH 17 JEWELS
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VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER 2 TONE SILVER DIAL AUTOMATIC GENTS
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SWISS VINTAGE MENS RADO DIASTAR AUTOMATIC DAYDATE BLACK DIAL ANALOG DRESS WATCH
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Vintage Rado Voyager 25J Auto Longine 17J Benrus 2 Star Self Winder Gold Watch
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Vintage Rado Purple Horse Mens Stainless Steel Automatic 11782172 Watch 72
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Vintage Rado Companion See Through 17 Jewels Blue Dial DateDay Swiss Watch
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Vintage Rado Companion See Through 25 Jewels Black DateDay Swiss Watch
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Auth RADO Vintage great Womens Watch Gold Plated Hand winding E789
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Vintage Mens RADO DiaStar Blue Gems 25 jewel Automatic wristwatch RRP 1395
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VINTAGE MENS RADO DIASTAR DAY DATE FACETED CRYSTAL STAINLESS BRACELET WATCH W 37
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NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO SILVER MOON AUTOMATIC LADYS DATE DRESS 2
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Swiss Vintage Mens RADO DIASTAR Automatic DayDate Black Dial Analog Dress Watch
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VINTAGE RADO PRESIDENT 21 JEWELS DATE MEN WATCH
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Vintage Mens Rado STARLINER 200 Automatic DayDate White Dial Analog Dress Watch
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Vintage Rado Ticino Automatic watch 25 jewels Orgnal All Serialnr4054351
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NOS IN BOX 70s RADO LCD RED LED VINTAGE ULTRA RARE COLLECTIBLE DIGITAL WATCH
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VINTAGE RADO PURPLE SABRE SILVER DIAL AUTOMATIC GENTS 1
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VINTAGE RADO PRESIDENT AUTOMATIC GENTS
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Vintage Rado Voyager Two Tone SS Gold Dial 17J Automatic Mens Watch
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Mens Vintage Watch RADO DiaStar Swiss Rare Diamond Dial Day Date Beveled Crystal
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Genuine RADO Green Horse De Luxe AUTOMATIC vintage mechanical wristwatch SWISS
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VINTAGE MENS ORIGINAL RADO SAPPHIRE GAZELLE AUTOMATIC DAYDATE BLUE DIAL WATCH
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VINTAGE MENS RADO COMPANION AUTOMATIC DAY DATE BLUE DIAL ANALOG DRESS WATCH
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VINTAGE MENS RADO MUSKETEER IV AUTOMATIC DAYDATE BLACK DIAL ANALOG DRESS WATCH
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VINTAGE RADO PRESIDENT 21j MIDSIZE SS THICK LUGS MANUAL DATE 11728 1 WATCH 1
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SWISS VINTAGE WOMENS RADO DIASTAR AUTOMATIC DATE BLACK DIAL ANALOG DRESS WATCH
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100 GENUINE RARE VINTAGE GENTS MEN RADO DAY DATE SWISS WRIST WATCH GOLDEN COLOR
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VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER GREY AUTOMATIC GENTS 2
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VINTAGE RADO COMPANION AUTOMATIC GENTS 6
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