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 GREEN GAZELLE WATCH
$120.00
Time Remaining: 19d 13h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $120.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO DAYMASTER 999 DAY DATE AUTOMATIC SWISS MADE WATCH
$145.00
Time Remaining: 27d 4h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $145.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Authentic RADO Automatic Mens Wrist Watch 25 Jewels Purple Horse 11783 VTG
$170.00
Time Remaining: 20d 16h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $170.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

100 ORIGINAL VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER AUTOMATIC DD SWISS MADE UNISEX WATCH FINE
$90.00
Time Remaining: 29d 16h 28m
Buy It Now for only: $90.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Authentic RADO BALBOA Hand winding Ladies Wrist Watch 17Jewels 6700 FEF Vintage
$80.00
Time Remaining: 25d 17h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $80.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO SILVER STAR AUTOMATIC SWISS MADE WATCH
$145.00
Time Remaining: 25d 4h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $145.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE MENS RADO RISING STAR AUTOMATIC DATE ANALOG DRESS WATCH STAINLESS STEEL
$350.00
Time Remaining: 3d 19h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

100 ORIGINAL VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER AUTOMATIC DD SWISS MADE UNISEX WATCH
$100.00
Time Remaining: 29d 5h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $100.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

100 VINTAGE ORIGINAL RARE GENTS RADO DIASTAR DAY DATE SWISS MENS WRIST WATCH
$255.99
Time Remaining: 20d 20h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $255.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO STARFIRE AUTOMATIC 25 JEWELS SWISS MADE WATCH
$145.00
Time Remaining: 21d 18h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $145.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Swiss Made Rado Diastar Automatic 56500683 Scratchproof Wrist Watch
$76.85
Time Remaining: 8h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $76.85
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

SWISS vintage Rado Manhattan silver dial auto day date SS TV case bracelet watch
$199.00
Time Remaining: 9d 8h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $199.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

RADO DIASTAR Authentic Swiss Made GREAT VINTAGE MAN WATCH W DUAL COLOR WRISTBAND
$475.00
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $475.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Rado Diastar Tungsten Carbide Stainless Steel Quartz Mens Watch 1072
$339.72
Time Remaining: 5d 23h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $339.72
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE MENS RADO DIA STAR AUTOMATIC DATE ANALOG DRESS WATCH STAINLESS STEEL
$450.00
Time Remaining: 3d 19h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $450.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Rado Tungsten Diastar Quartz Ladies Watch
$131.51
Time Remaining: 4d 18h 37m
Buy It Now for only: $131.51
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

100 ORIGINAL VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER AUTOMATIC DD SWISS MADE UNISEX WATCH RARE
$100.00
Time Remaining: 29d 5h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $100.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage RADO 41 Jewels Silver Horse Green Horse Automatic Watch g10
$299.99
Time Remaining: 14d 15h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $299.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE MENS RADO PURPLE HORSE AUTOMATIC DAY DATE ANALOG DRESS LEATHER WATCH
$350.00
Time Remaining: 4d 16h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Luxury Rado Automatic Swiss Watch
$165.00
Time Remaining: 17d 8h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $165.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Authentic RADO Automatic Mens Wrist Watch 25 Jewels Purple Horse 11761 1 VTG
$120.00
Time Remaining: 7d 20h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $120.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Rado Senator Stainless Steel Automatic Midsize Watch 1131
$313.48
Time Remaining: 11d 23h 36m
Buy It Now for only: $313.48
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Authentic RADO Automatic Mens Wrist Watch 25Jewels R2797211 Vintage
$80.00
Time Remaining: 16d 22h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $80.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Rare Rado Alertic Manual Wind Mens Watch
$195.00
Time Remaining: 14d 4h 41m
Buy It Now for only: $195.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Rado Diastar Tungsten Carbide Gold Plated Automatic Mens Watch 322
$287.25
Time Remaining: 5d 5h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $287.25
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Authentic RADO Elegance Womens HandWinding Wrist Watch Silver Swiss Made Vintage
$60.00
Time Remaining: 27d 18h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $60.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE RADO N19 AUTOMATIC CALETA 2789 BLUE DIAL DAYDATE DRESS MENS WATCH
$250.00
Time Remaining: 20h 8m
Bid now | Add to watch list

Mens RADO CLASSIC AUTOMATIC Vintage Dress Watch with Expanding Bracelet
$113.50
Time Remaining: 7d 7h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $113.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE MENS RADO DELUXE AUTOMATIC DAYDATE ANALOG DRESS WATCH STAINLESS STEEL
$350.00
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE RADO PURPLE HORSE AUTOMATIC CAL1806 DAYDATE DRESS MENS WATCH
$250.00
Time Remaining: 18h 28m
Bid now | Add to watch list

« Previous123