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 Running Rado Automatic Water Sealed
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Rado Vintage mens quartz watch
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Vintage Authentic Rado Florence 1980 quartz watch sapphire crystal Not Working
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SWISS MENS VINTAGE RADO SILVER STAG AUTOMATIC DAY DATE BLUE DIAL ANALOG WATCH
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RARE VINTAGE RADO DIASTAR FIJO LARGE STAINLESS ORIGINAL BAND DATE WRIST WATCH
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Rado Vintage Green Horse Automatic Watch Mens Analog Leather
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SWISS MENS VINTAGE RARE RADO CONWAY AUTOMATIC DAY DATE BLUE DIAL ANALOG WATCH
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VINTAGE RADO GOLDEN HORSE MENS SS DAY DATE AUTOMATIC WATCH 1
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VINTAGE RADO PRESIDENT 21 JEWELS DATE MEN WATCH
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Vintage Rado Diastar Swiss Automatic 25Jewels 24ct Gold Plated CaseSaphire
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VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER DAY NIGHT AUTOMATIC GENTS 1
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Vintage Rado Diastar Two Tone Swiss Automatic 25Jewels
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VINTAGE RADO COMPANION AUTOMATIC GENTS GOLD Dial
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SWISS MENS RARE VINTAGE RADO SAPPHIRE GAZELLE AUTOMATIC DAYDATE BLUE DIAL WATCH
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RARE VINTAGE RADO DIASTAR QUARTZ SILVER GENTS
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RARE VINTAGE SWISS MADE 32 MM SS RADO VOYAGER MENS AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH
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