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    Don't know why I never paid any attention to the Horses models, then I saw this one and decided to take a chance.
    I'm glad I did, it's almost nos Golden Horse 11675/1, looking at the advert I noticed that it came with a burgundy strap or so It seems to me.
    I had red sharkskin strap that a think it looks great on it and is very comfortable.
    What do you guys think?
    Maybe early 60s?





  • #2
    Nice catch Jose.
    I've also never paid a lot of attention to the Horses but am now finding myself considering them.
    http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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    • #3
      Originally posted by scottjc View Post
      Nice catch Jose.
      I've also never paid a lot of attention to the Horses but am now finding myself considering them.
      Thank you Scott , my wife loved it with the red strap.

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      • #4
        I think it's from about 1972, the date of that catalogue page--very nice!

        Other pages are available showing similar models from the 1970s such as:



        I know we decided the Diastar 1/E signifies the change to ETA movements...would the '/1' designate a similar sort of change?
        Last edited by Watch Carefully; 07-23-2019, 04:31 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Watch Carefully View Post
          I think it's from about 1972, the date of that catalogue page--very nice!

          Other pages are available showing similar models from the 1970s such as:



          I know we decided the Diastar 1/E signifies the change to ETA movements...would the '/1' designate a similar sort of change?
          Thanks Brad, I forgot to take a picture of the movement, is an AS1858.
          11675/1 AS1858
          Not mine.

          I beleive the 11675 has an AS1700/01

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          • #6
            I've been looking at them lately too Jose. Congratulations that's a lovely example and I think you'd be spot on with your early 60's estimate. We know they were first produced in '57, probably with the AS 1701, which dates from '55, and this one still has the bayonet type case back. Ranfft doesn't have any info on the 1858, but if we look at the diastars they're still using 1701's in '62 so maybe '63-'64, 1858 goes right up to the change in '68 and they're still using up the leftovers in '70, so it's down to when they stopped using the bayonet case back really. I'm sure Mike will have some more detailed info.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Tim. View Post
              I've been looking at them lately too Jose. Congratulations that's a lovely example and I think you'd be spot on with your early 60's estimate. We know they were first produced in '57, probably with the AS 1701, which dates from '55, and this one still has the bayonet type case back. Ranfft doesn't have any info on the 1858, but if we look at the diastars they're still using 1701's in '62 so maybe '63-'64, 1858 goes right up to the change in '68 and they're still using up the leftovers in '70, so it's down to when they stopped using the bayonet case back really. I'm sure Mike will have some more detailed info.
              Thank you Tim, there is also Reference 11675/2 with the bayonet case back.
              Maybe an ETA 2783

              Last edited by JOSE G; 07-23-2019, 07:20 PM.

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              • #8
                And to complicate matters there is also an 11675/3 with a screw back case.

                Rado 2797 304 (ETA 2773)

                Last edited by JOSE G; 07-24-2019, 09:47 AM.

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                • #9
                  That's a beauty Jose. Congratulations.
                  Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
                    That's a beauty Jose. Congratulations.
                    Thank you Henry and so far very accurate.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JOSE G View Post
                      And to complicate matters there is also an 11675/3 with a screw back case.

                      Rado 2797 304 (ETA 2773)

                      That's the one from the 1970s catalogues!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JOSE G View Post
                        And to complicate matters there is also an 11675/3 with a screw back case.

                        Rado 2797 304 (ETA 2773)

                        That's the one from the 1970s catalogues!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Watch Carefully View Post

                          That's the one from the 1970s catalogues!
                          I see, thanks Brad.

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                          • #14
                            And then Ref. 623.3001.4 ETA 2773
                            WOW, These Horses are something else.





                            Last edited by JOSE G; 07-26-2019, 11:22 AM.

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                            • #15
                              For what it's worth, ...
                              11675 623.3001.4. 1958 1980 50,000
                              Ca. 2002, an employee at Rado sent me an attachment that included a spreadsheet of production info. I don't know whether it has all been verified, nor was I given permission to distribute it, but I feel I can share tidbits as the topic warrants...

                              So, the figures above suggest that those references were made from 1958 to 1980--50,000 examples in total. Significant model longevity!

                              Note also a gold-plated version (JohnPat has one):
                              11674 623.3001.2. 1958 1980 50,000
                              There were many other Golden Horse reference numbers...
                              787
                              788
                              7004
                              7005
                              11580
                              11674
                              11675
                              11732
                              11733
                              11743
                              11747
                              11748
                              11749
                              11772
                              11777
                              11798
                              11803
                              11804
                              11811
                              11812
                              11896
                              11898
                              12114F
                              999.3007.4.
                              999.3007.2.
                              558.3009.4./558.3019.4.
                              558.3009.2./558.3019.2.
                              623.3001.2.
                              623.3001.4.
                              999.8028.6.
                              625.3022.4.
                              603.7914.4
                              561.3114.4.
                              561.3115.4.
                              561.3125.4

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