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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 some of the more traditional Swiss watchmakers in that it often uses unconventional materials and designs. Rado has pioneered the use of a number materials unique to watchmaking, e.g. hardmetal(tungsten- and titanium-carbide), ceramics, lanthanum and sapphire crystal.
Other than the material, newer Rado watches also look very different from those from most other makers. Market reaction to this is generally mixed, with some preferring the look of the more traditional makers, and others appreciating the more distinct Rado look.
Rado watches vary in pricing according to model, age and materials but generally a Rado will range from about US$400 to about US$28,000 for a watch made from the more precious materials.
Like many watchmakers, Rado suffers from a high level of forgeries on the market. Owing to their distinct style, Rado watches are a major target and there are many counterfeit watches on sale, particularly on the internet. To combat this, the company has a small list of authorized retailers in the various countries where it operates and these companies are forbidden to sell Rado watches over the internet. The prices of these fakes are usually under $200 USD.
Named Vintage Rado-Models of Wristwatches
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Chris Heal F.B.H.I. watch repairer
Oaklands Beckley Rye Sussex TN31 6TJ UK
telephone : 01797 260207 or 0845 226 1752 outside UK your code + 44 1797 260207
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