Thursday, May 27, 2010

VINTAGE SWISS MADE RADO CAPTAIN COOK GENTS WRISTWATCH (SOLD)

VINTAGE SWISS MADE RADO CAPTAIN COOK GENTS WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1960'S







VINTAGE SWISS MADE RADO CAPTAIN COOK GENTS WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1960'S
SHINNING BLACK TONE DIAL WITH DATE WINDOW AT 3:00

CRYSTAL IS CLEAN WITH NO CRACK NO SCRATCHES

THE 25 JEWELS SWISS RADO AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT

ORANGE SILVER TONE HANDS

BI-DIRECTIONAL WHITE, YELLOW, RED AND ORANGE INNER BEZEL

ORANGE SILVER BATON MARKERS

SOLID STAINLESS STEEL CASE MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 38mm INCLUDING THE CROWN AND 40mm LUG TO LUG

2ND ORIGINAL SIGNED SS RADO CROWN FOR TIME SETTING, 1ST ORIGINAL RADO CROWN FOR ROTATING INNER SLIDE RULE

NEW OLD STOCK ORIGINAL RADO GENUINE STAINLESS STEEL BRACELET BAND FITS 8.5" WRIST

DISCONTINUED MODEL...

WORKING CONDITION, KEEPING TIME AND RECENTLY SERVICED

PRICE: (SOLD TO CELIA C. ASHBROOK FROM EDINBURGH, UK)

LISTING RM700.00 SOLD RM595.00


Rado is a Swiss manufacturer of watches, with headquarters in Lengnau, Switzerland. It is noted for its use of scratch-proof materials, a field in which it is considered a pioneer. Today the company produces about half a million watches a year with a staff of about 300 in total.

Formed in 1917 as Schlup & Co., Rado initially produced watch movements only. In 1957 the company launched its first collection of watches under the Rado brand. In 1962 the Rado Diastar, the world's first scratch-proof watch, was launched. It has been in production ever since, now sold as DiaStar The Original.

In 1983 Rado became part of the SMH group which was renamed in 1998 as the Swatch Group.

RADO differs from the traditional Swiss watch makers in that it leans towards innovative uses of high tech materials in distinct design. RADO has focused on pioneering the use of a number of materials that are unique within the watch making industry, such as e.g. hardmetal (tungsten and titanium carbide), ceramic, lanthanum and sapphire crystal.

In 2004 the RADO vision was realized with the introduction of the V10K. Coating the watch with high tech diamonds made the V10K the hardest watch on Earth, realized by the Guinness Book of World Records.

The newer RADO watches are also distinct from the traditional Swiss watch industry in that their aesthetic is unique. Market reaction tends to be mixed to such a strong aesthetic, with many who appreciate the unique and distinct RADO look and those who do not.

During their time, RADO has received more than 20 elite international design awards, from the RED DOT Award to the iF Design Award, for both their product and most recently, their collaboration with Jasper Morrison for an innovative watch box that mimics the shape of the human wrist.

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