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  • Watch Carefully
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    Nice! That's just like the one on Nakahiro's site (posted elsewhere in this thread?).
    Brad

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  • hongit
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    Hi Brad, Here's the much maligned CC Mk11 with an interesting bracelet.

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v228/kenlum/?action=view&current=IMGP0121.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/kenlum/IMGP0121.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v228/kenlum/?action=view&current=IMGP0123.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/kenlum/IMGP0123.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v228/kenlum/?action=view&current=IMGP0124.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/kenlum/IMGP0124.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v228/kenlum/?action=view&current=IMGP0125.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/kenlum/IMGP0125.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v228/kenlum/?action=view&current=IMGP0126.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/kenlum/IMGP0126.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v228/kenlum/?action=view&current=IMGP0127.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/kenlum/IMGP0127.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v228/kenlum/?action=view&current=IMGP0122.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/kenlum/IMGP0122.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v228/kenlum/?action=view&current=IMGP0123.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/kenlum/IMGP0123.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    An adjustable clasp, with separate centre links. The central link comes to point!! A bit fiddly to put on and take off, but quite comfortable; very flexible. Similar I think to your BOR adjustable clasp bracelet. To adjust you push the metal tab on the clasp and it comes apart.

    BTW, I have some bracelets from a company called Bambi which I got with some Rados. Very well made and solid. Could be the bracelet maket you asked about in your post above. The logo as "B".

    I bought this mainly for the bracelet as I had seen photos of it and did not know if it was Rado. Signed Rado, but no maker's mark. Looks authentic, though.

    Cheers,
    ken
    Last edited by hongit; 11-14-2009, 09:49 PM.

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  • Watch Carefully
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    Looks a lot like the late 1950s Exacto bracelet clasp--just imageine the script E in place of the anchor. I'll try to locate a photo...

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  • JohnPat
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    Spotted on the Bay, fitted to a nice Rado President

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  • Watch Carefully
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    That expandable clasp does seem to be very hard to find. Nakahiro-san has a nice exhibition of it on his Captain Cook page.
    B

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  • watch_addict
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    Brad,

    This is excellent. I was wondering about the different Rado bracelets styles that are available for vintage Rado watches. This gives me something to go by.

    BTW: I have a "fishtail" bracelet in the mail from Jay!

    Bill

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  • mike184
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    Hi Brad!

    The maker is the company Patent Demanded(brevet deposée).
    Just kiddin - sorry, no idea who´s behind the "B" and that logo inner the hexagons. Probably a company in the French Speaking part of Switzerland or in France.
    I´ll take a few shots of my bracelets inner the next days.
    BTW, none of my BoR-bracelets has an expandable clasp - that seems to be very rare.

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  • Watch Carefully
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    Does anyone recognize this maker's logo?

    I spotted this ca. 1970s-80s Rado clasp on a ladies' bracelet watch being offered via Yahoo. Does anyone know what maker this represents?

    Unusual Rado clasp.jpg

    Thanks in advance,
    Brad

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  • Watch Carefully
    started a topic On the topic of bracelets and clasps...

    On the topic of bracelets and clasps...

    I took some quick snaps of a variety of bracelets and clasps. I tried to pick some interesting ones and show both the clasp logos and the signatures stamped on the inside.

    These are all distinctive, IMO. The fish-tail model is sought-after and well made; the "beads of rice" model is a typical vintage type, but this example has the Rado horses and an expandable clasp; the Starliner and Marstron bracelets represent styles I have only seen on these particular Rado models. Note that they also share the same clasp.


    Not sure why the text is fuzzy--my apologies.


    Not all authentic Rado bracelets have a Rado signature inside the clasp, but most will have an outward sign of branding.

    Please feel free to share your photos of bracelets & clasps for reference.
    Cheers,
    Brad
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