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    Default The Rado Resource Thread.

    Hello all,
    This thread is intended to be the Rado Collector's Table of Contents. It is our list of links to significant threads on the EOT Rado Forum and to other valuable sources of Rado information on the Internet. Please contact me if you wish to add/modify any of the items here. It will be a living document and a constant work in progress. Be sure also to visit the official Rado website for information on current models.

    Links to EOT Threads
    The List of Rado Model Names
    The Rado Alpine Models Thread
    The NCC Thread with Production Data
    The Starliner Thread
    Collection Slide Shows
    The Rado Watch Boxes Thread
    The Diastar Numbers Thread
    Using Reference Numbers to Identify Watches - Part 1 and Part 2
    The Rado Bracelets & Clasps Thread

    Some helpful advice for initiates into the wonderful and wacky world of Rados.
    An ongoing thread of fakes and frankens.
    Matching reference numbers with movements. (e.g., Ref. 636. = ETA 2836-2)
    Discussion of ETA caliber numbers, Rado caliber numbers and date codes

    Links to non-Rado EOT Threads
    Louis Rossel content
    History of the Louis Rossel brand by EOT member Grantag
    Additional informative threads:

    Links to Articles and Product Reviews
    Vintage Rado Watches - Part 1 and Part 2. Also, please see the post below for a listing of vintage Rado-related product descriptions from
    Bruce Shawkey's Rado History article

    Links to Image Galleries
    Vintage Rado Advertisements
    Rado Watch Movements
    Vintage Rado Catalogues
    Rado Boxes & Packaging

    Links to other Rado Enthusiast Sites
    Mission Rado: Model Identification & Evolution Info
    Nakahiro-san's amazing collection of Vintage Watch Movement photos and Rado catalogue pages

    Links to Technical Data
    Visit the ETA Product Database
    Dr. Roland Ranfft's Movement Database

    Lastly, If you are wondering how to set the day & date on your vintage Rado, below is the Rado-recommended method. Though this has been contested by members here as potentially damaging to the movement, there seems to be little alternative.

    Contact information for Rado in Switzerland is provided below. The on-line e-mail form at can be accessed by this link.

    Rado Watch Co. Ltd.
    Bielstrasse 45
    2543 Lengnau
    Phone +41 32 655 61 11
    Fax +41 32 655 61 12
    Last edited by Watch Carefully; 01-04-2018 at 10:51 AM.

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