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  • The Rado Starliner Thread

    Hello all,
    I thought I'd begin to share some photos of Starliner models with you.

    I presently own 4: three of the iconic 1960s black/silver models and one Starliner 500 from the 1970s. The latter is a project watch, but the other 3 are in good, running condition.

    First off, I'll share some pictures of the two-tone jobs. Note that two are 38 mm while one is about 35 mm. Two are DayMasters (day/date) and two are 30-jewel models. Two have white markers while one has black and white markers. There are even more variations of this style...Rado was nothing if not prolific!



    Click for large photo:



    The model names & reference numbers are visible here:
    11775 - 11780/1 - 11757


    All of these date from ca. 1968.
    Cheers & thanks for looking; please add your Starliners to this thread if possible.
    Brad


    FYI, more information on these Starliner models is available here.
    Last edited by Watch Carefully; 08-19-2008, 01:32 PM.
    Time is Money, except on Dark Side of the Moon

  • #2
    Obvious question from n00b



    Are these related to the Day/Night or did they just share the dial design?

    Now I shall stand in the corner facing the wall

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    • #3
      They are indeed very similar...the case is slightly different, the markers are quite different, and the black/silver of the dial is reversed.

      Note, however, that there is pictorial evidence of your exact dial with a Starliner name plate:



      As I said, Rado were prolific...I guess they just wanted to offer something Starliner-like without the blatant Space-Age reference.
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      • #4
        Ahhhhhhh.................you know, it actually passed me by that the colours were reversed.....DOH!

        I thought I had seen a Starliner with the same markers as the Day/Night

        Yeah - I like the Starliner case, again when there's a clean one in my range....

        Thanks Brad.

        I enjoy these tutorials


        Jay G

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        • #5
          35 mm Starliner Daymaster (Ref. 11775):



          Case back:



          A. Schild Cal. 1806:

          Last edited by Watch Carefully; 08-19-2008, 11:32 AM.
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          • #6
            38 mm Starliner Daymaster (Ref. 11780/1):



            Case back:




            A. Schild Cal. 1859:


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            • #7
              Starliner 400

              Hi!

              Again a pic of my Starliner 400 to complete this thread. Click on the pic to find the thread:

              Last edited by mike184; 03-02-2015, 12:28 AM.
              Best regards, Mike
              vintage-rado.de

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              • #8
                My only Starliner. You guys have all seen it, but I
                thought I would contribute to the thread.
                It suffers from a case of the "wobbly nines".

                This is the most common model (it seems).
                These can still be reasonably had, but there are alot
                of frankens of these also. This may even be one of them.
                This is one of the very first Rados I bought. Still a fav.




                The numbers have been polished away and would take forensics to read.



                The movement is just a run-o-da-mill ETA 2783 25 J w/quick set.



                Peace,
                Scott
                I glance at my wrist more often just to look at my RADO than to see what time it is.


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                • #9
                  38 mm Starliner (Ref. 11757):



                  Case back:



                  A. Schild Cal. 1789:

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                  • #10
                    Not a Starliner

                    but someone did mention a Day/Night!!
                    I thought I would keep Idle's Day-Night company. I think I would like to get a good 999 though - simple and classy.

                    Mike

                    Check me out at www.michaelseal.com

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                    verb - the act of making a workload expand to fit the time available. A crime often perpitrated by bad orchestral conductors!
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                    • #11
                      Hey Mike - thanks for keeping my DN company; very kind

                      Apart from yours being in sparkly condition - is there a difference in age between ours do you think? I'm just going by the variation in hands - everything else seems the same - or has mine got a little more Starliner DNA?

                      Intriguing.....

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                      • #12
                        Variations on an original theme

                        I wouldn't like to say which one has the correct hands - they might both have!!
                        I have got a photo of another that was for sale from a non eBay source and the hands match mine. That is not to say yours might be wrong - they may have released two or more variants. We know how frustrating Rado can be with their models and variations.

                        Mike
                        Check me out at www.michaelseal.com

                        CHRONOLOADING
                        verb - the act of making a workload expand to fit the time available. A crime often perpitrated by bad orchestral conductors!
                        (Source - a word invented by Mr. G.Littlewood and Mr M.Seal, Violin II, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra)

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                        • #13
                          And here's my Day Night with the same hands as Mike's:

                          <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v228/kenlum/?action=view&current=DSCN2989.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/kenlum/DSCN2989.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

                          Check out the original post at http://www.equationoftime.com/forums...ad.php?p=72628
                          BTW, it has a quick set day date Schild AS 2066 movement.

                          The hands and indices in IdleParis's Day Night appear to be the same as in Starliners, i.e., pencil type with a stripe down the middle corresponding to the indices which are flat on the dial and with a stripe. In my and Mike's DayNights the indices are the overhanging type i.e. a space under the front part.

                          Cheers,
                          ken
                          Last edited by hongit; 08-20-2008, 06:54 AM.
                          I'm so sick and tired of my friends who can't handle their alcohol. The other night they dropped me three times while carrying me to the car

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                          • #14
                            Gotta love Rado for the confusion - and grabbing what was nearest at the time on occassions.

                            Variations - Love Julian Lloyd-Webbers I-IV

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                            • #15
                              Even the watches in my set of Starliners have differences in the hands. One has black/silver hands and two have white/silver hands. Sounds random, perhaps, but the hands actually match the markers. The watches with only silver/white markers have the silver/white hands; the watch with the alternating black & white markers has black/silver hands.

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