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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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    A list of RADO-related articles from


    Part 1 of International Wristwatch magazine Rado series:

    Part 2 of International Wristwatch magazine Rado series:

    Tiger Eye comparison review (Rado & Technos)

    INDIVIDUAL PRODUCT PAGES & REVIEWS (in rough reverse chronological order)

    2012 Golden Horse Chronometer HyperChrome (Prototype)

    2007 Golden Horse - Model R84.832.153

    2002 Diastar 40th Anniversary Chronometer

    2002 Diastar 40th Anniversary Accustar autoquartz

    1980 Silverlepor with Longines movement

    1980 Cologny

    1977 Diastar 54 Alarm

    1974 Automatic Alarm

    1974 Automatic Chronograph

    1974 Quartz

    1973 Diastar Magic 13G with Tiger-Eye dial

    1972 Electrosonic 23

    1972 Diastar 14 with goldstone dial

    1970s Balboa V with opaline Ammolite dial

    1970s Diastar 1 Chronometer

    1970s Balboa V Deluxe with blue stone dial

    1970s Diastar 515 with Tiger-Eye dial

    1970s NCC-101

    1970s NCC 505

    1970s Murano with red glass bezel

    1970s Eiger

    1970 Diastar 8/1 with lapis dial

    1970 Diastar 8/1 with goldstone dial

    1970 Balboa V with black goldstone dial

    1970 Marstron (black dial)

    1970 Marstron (silver dial)

    1970 Marstron (early model)

    1970 Marstron (grey dial)

    1970s Newtronic

    1970 Diamaster 10

    1969 Starliner Daymaster (35mm)

    1968 Starliner Date (38mm)

    1968 StratoJet

    1965 56-H Chronometer

    1960s Manhattan Mk. I

    1960s Lady Manhattan Automatic

    1960s Mini Manhattan

    1950s 25-jewel FHF72-4
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