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.


Rado Diastar Automatic 56500673 Date Swiss Vintage Mens Watch i25
$199.00
Time Remaining: 27d 2h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $199.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Rado Diastar Manual Wind Ladies Wrist Watch ETA2651 Free Shipping
$56.85
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $56.85
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VTG RADO DIASTAR AUTOMATIC MENS MULTI FACET CRYSTAL NSA BAND WRISTWATCH 70s
$177.77
Time Remaining: 5d 16h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $177.77
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage 17 jewel RADO Automatic watch Free Shipping
$150.00
Time Remaining: 8d 1h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $150.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage RADO Swiss Made 7 Jewels Quartz Mens Watch A402
$65.00
Time Remaining: 16d 4h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $65.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

NICE VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER 2 TONE AUTOMATIC SWISS MADE WATCH
$175.00
Time Remaining: 20d 19h 25m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO SILVER STAR AUTOMATIC SWISS MADE WATCH
$155.00
Time Remaining: 16d 20h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $155.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage RADO Voyager S S Mens Day Date Automatic 37mm
$225.00
Time Remaining: 25d 56m
Buy It Now for only: $225.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Copper Color RADO DIASTAR MAGIC 17 Jewels Swiss Wind Up Watch
$80.00
Time Remaining: 6d 2h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $80.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Rado Diastar Case Silver Tungsten Automatic Silver Dial Round Shape
$175.00
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

NICE VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER GOLD TONE AUTOMATIC SWISS MADE WATCH
$165.00
Time Remaining: 19h 5m
Buy It Now for only: $165.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage RADO GOLDEN HORSE 57 JEWELS 100 WORKING Automatic
$274.00
Time Remaining: 23d 1h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $274.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Mens RADO CLASSIC AUTOMATIC Vintage Dress Watch with Expanding Bracelet
$120.00
Time Remaining: 2h 52m
Buy It Now for only: $120.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

100 ORIGINAL VINTAGE RADO GOLDEN DIASTAR AUTOMATIC DD SWISS MADE WATCH
$444.00
Time Remaining: 29d 22h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $444.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE RADO GREEN HORSE 2872 17 JEWELS SWISS DATE AUTOMATIC MENS WATCH
$220.00
Time Remaining: 2d 19h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $220.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Swiss Made Rado Diastar Automatic 56500683 Scratchproof Wrist Watch
$76.85
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $76.85
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER BLACK DIAL AUTOMATIC GENTS 2
$165.00
Time Remaining: 1d 9h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $165.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Rado Diastar Automatic Swiss made watchGent Size
$185.00
Time Remaining: 16d 19h 49m
Buy It Now for only: $185.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER GREY AUTOMATIC GENTS 7
$99.99
Time Remaining: 7d 5h 21m
Buy It Now for only: $99.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Rado Starliner 999 25 Jewels Automatic Blue Dial Date Mens Dress Watch
$619.99
Time Remaining: 29d 8h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $619.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage RADO Voyager Automatic Wrist Watch BLACK FACE Works
$99.99
Time Remaining: 1d 5h 46m
Bid now | Add to watch list

NICE RARE VINTAGE RADO PURPLE HORSE AUTOMATIC SWISS MADE WATCH
$189.99
Time Remaining: 29d 8h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $189.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE RADO PRESIDENT AUTOMATIC GENTS
$145.00
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $145.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE MENS RADO VOYAGER AUTOMATIC DAYDATE ANALOG DRESS WATCH LEATHER BAND
$350.00
Time Remaining: 4d 8h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE RADO PURPLE HORSE 2878 17JEWELS SWISS MADE DAY DATE AUTOMATIC MENS WATCH
$220.00
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $220.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE RADO BRIENZER AUTOMATIC GREEN DIAL GENTS
$145.00
Time Remaining: 6d 14h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $145.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

vintage rado diastar watch
$164.87 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 17h 59m
Bid now | Add to watch list

VINTAGE RADO VOYAGER BLACK AUTOMATIC GENTS 6
$99.99
Time Remaining: 11d 6h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $99.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

vintage RADO MANHATTAN AUTOMATIC MENS GENUINE SWISS WATCH DAY DATE
$350.00
Time Remaining: 1d 1h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $350.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

RADO 990 1974 Swiss Classic Vintage Watch
$401.97
Time Remaining: 4d 23h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $401.97
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

« Previous123