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  • Watch Carefully
    started a topic The Rado Watch Boxes Thread

    The Rado Watch Boxes Thread

    Hello all,
    I've added some images to my gallery of the various boxes & packaging items used by Rado over the years. I'd be grateful if, when you spot something that is not represented here, you would send me photos or links to good images. Also, please feel free to add posts to this thread with your own (or borrowed) images of Rado boxes. I hope this will be a useful resource for the collector seeking to pair his/her watch with the correct style of box and possibly to identify when a seller has made a mis-match.

    The following are a couple new boxes in my collection (more photos are available):





    The gallery may be accessed via this link. Note: not all boxes pictured are mine, nor have the watch-box pairings shown necessarily been corroborated.
    Thanks,
    Brad
    Last edited by Watch Carefully; 10-27-2009, 02:08 PM.

  • mike184
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    Nice find!
    I think itīs early 1960s, not 1970s from the style.
    Looks like a a followup of my 1950sīred Exacto/R-Line box.
    The rest of glue in the top indicates that there must have been an inlet like in yoursī.

    Exacto Rado Etui e.JPG
    Last edited by mike184; 03-09-2017, 07:36 PM.

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  • mike184
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    Interesting find, John!

    Unusual case-design and -colour for the 1950s!
    And a stunning watch! Did they come together or just accidentially use the same font?

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  • Woodlands1
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    Originally posted by jethrobodine View Post
    Got this one yesterday, seller says it's early 70's. [ATTACH=CONFIG]22720[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]22721[/ATTACH]
    The preferred for quality in 27 nations is pretty unique for Rado or even other watch companies. It is a nice watch box.

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  • jethrobodine
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    Got this one yesterday, seller says it's early 70's. IMG_0108.jpgIMG_0109.jpg

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  • JohnPat
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    I picked this up recently, not many R line boxes been spotted out in the wild. The font for the word Switzerland in the box lid is the same as the font used for the word guaranteed on my manual so maybe same vintage.



    Last edited by JohnPat; 03-09-2017, 09:56 AM.

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  • mike184
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    Looks great! My vintage, 1961.
    Hereīs the link to the scans of that brochure/guarantee booklet:

    http://s603.photobucket.com/albums/t...%20Mk1%201967/

    <div style="width:480px;text-align:right;"><embed width="480" height="360" src="http://static.pbsrc.com/flash/rss_slideshow.swf" flashvars="rssFeed=http%3A%2F%2Ffeed603.photobucke t.com%2Falbums%2Ftt114%2Fmikomission%2FGarantiehef tchen%2520Captain%2520Cook%2520Mk1%25201967%2Ffeed .rss" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" /><a href="http://photobucket.com/redirect/album?showShareLB=1" target="_blank"><img src="http://pic.photobucket.com/share/icons/embed/btn_geturs.gif" style="border:none;" /></a><a href="http://s603.photobucket.com/albums/tt114/mikomission/Garantieheftchen%20Captain%20Cook%20Mk1%201967/" target="_blank"><img src="http://pic.photobucket.com/share/icons/embed/btn_viewall.gif" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

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  • hongit
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    Here's a 1961 Rado box with its original watch and brochure

    <a href="http://smg.beta.photobucket.com/user/kenlum/media/Radosquarebox.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/kenlum/Radosquarebox.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"/></a>

    <a href="http://smg.beta.photobucket.com/user/kenlum/media/Radosquareboxinside.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/kenlum/Radosquareboxinside.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"/></a>

    Here's the watch

    <a href="http://smg.beta.photobucket.com/user/kenlum/media/Radosquare.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/kenlum/Radosquare.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"/></a>

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  • Henry Krinkle
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    Exacto-rado-riffic! Sweet little box.

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  • Microbrand
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    Originally posted by mike184 View Post
    Hi!

    Bought a nice box from the 1950s - obviously used both for Exactos and Rados:

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]10532[/ATTACH]

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]10533[/ATTACH]

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]10534[/ATTACH]
    Ha that was on my watch list but I forgot about it! Good buy Mike!

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  • mike184
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    Rare Exacto/Rado(&quot;R-line&quot-box from the 1950s

    Hi!

    Bought a nice box from the 1950s - obviously used both for Exactos and Rados:

    Exacto Rado Etui a.JPG

    Exacto Rado Etui c.JPG

    Exacto Rado Etui e.JPG

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  • Henry Krinkle
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    When I started collecting watches I had no intention of becoming a box collector, but...



    This is the box my 1961 de Luxe came in. It seems likely it came from something late 80's or early 90's ( Florence? Coupole?)




    Outer and inner boxes for my 1/E chronometer.




    Green "Years Ahead" box with Diamaster.




    Blue mid-seventies box. My beautiful Conway came in this box.





    Outer and inner boxes and case from my 2002 40 Years Diastar XL. The inisde of the case is grey and the case has a magnet closure.





    Modern outer and inner boxes and case, X3. the case is black or navy inside and the magnetic closure has been replaced by a slot and tab arrangement. The warranty card holder is also different from the early 2000's. Th "leather" is a lighter weight and they now have two slots, rather than three.

    http://www.equationoftime.com/forums...achmentid=8899


    Deluxe outer box and laquered wood inner box from DS 40 chronometer.



    Some of the hang tags that have found their way to my house.
    Last edited by Henry Krinkle; 05-13-2012, 11:45 AM.

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  • vespa2006
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    vintage rado box

    i'm not sure if this was the original box for the watch, but i do know my dad kept this rado 18k, 17j eta 2789 chronometer watch in it at least 35 years. missing the inside top section and the left hook.
    Last edited by vespa2006; 07-01-2011, 11:17 PM.

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  • Henry Krinkle
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    My de Luxe and it's box:


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  • Watch Carefully
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    You are correct, sir: one set = 1 inner + 1outer box.

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