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    Default FS: Uncommon early Quartz in excellent condition with both boxes!

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    <P><table border="0"><tr><td><B>Brand: </b></td><td>Rado </td></tr>
    <tr><td><B>Model:</b></td><td>Quartz</td></tr>
    <tr><td><B>Ref.:</b></td><td>756.2000.4</td></tr>
    <tr><td><B>Issued:</b></td><td>Ca. 1973-74</td></tr>
    <tr><td><B>Case:</b></td><td>Stainless steel with snap-on back</td></tr>
    <tr><td><B>Bracelet:</b></td><td>Stainless steel, mfd. by NSA, reference unknown</td></tr>
    <tr><td><B>Movement:</b></td><td>ESA 9181 day-date quartz</td></tr>
    <tr><td><B>Price:</b></td><td>$300 US plus shipping, OBRO</td></tr>
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    <P><B>Description: </b>This ca. 1974 model is one of Rado's earliest models powered by a quartz movement. The style is similar to many contemporaneous Rado watches and, if one is only familiar with Rado’s later thin quartz watches, the thickness would lead one to assume this is an automatic. However, it contains ESA Cal 8191, the day-date version of the first quartz movement produced by ESA (ETA). The hands on this watch are of the type also used about this time on Rado <a href="http://www.watchcarefully.com/inventory/23es.html">Electrosonic</a> watches, another of the many watches utilizing technology that bridged the gap between traditional mechanical and modern quartz movements.
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    <P>Not present on this series is the rotating anchor logo previously seen on Rado watches with automatic winding and many of those powered by <a href="http://www.watchcarefully.com/inventory/newtronic.html">electro-mechanical</a> movements. This watch has an uncommon fixed anchor atop a field of red; it closely approximates the moving logo of automatic Rado watches. Also present is a singular logo only found on the early quartz models.
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    <P>The case shows almost no wear; the movement is keeping accurate time. Service history is unknown, but the movement is clean; date functions properly at midnight. Circuit board in the movement shows manufacture code for 1973. Bracelet appears to have a few replacement links but is otherwise the correct and functional NSA (Novavit) with signed Rado expansion clasp. Inner and outer "Rado Quartz" boxes are present and included with this sale. Only one or two of these have been spotted by EOT Rado Forum members over the years. This is a particularly uncommon model in excellent condition.
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    <P><a href="http://www.fototime.com/075CBB809D64B86/orig.jpg"><img src="http://www.fototime.com/075CBB809D64B86/medium.jpg" border=0 alt="Rado Ref. 765.2000.4"><a href="http://www.fototime.com/2481DACDD158AEB/orig.jpg"><img src="http://www.fototime.com/2481DACDD158AEB/medium.jpg" border=0 alt=" Rado Ref. 765.2000.4"><a href="http://www.fototime.com/0645D3FDC383137/orig.jpg"><img src="http://www.fototime.com/0645D3FDC383137/medium.jpg" border=0 alt="Case back of Ref. 765.2000.4"><a href="http://www.fototime.com/23306FE8BF7D96A/orig.jpg"><img src="http://www.fototime.com/23306FE8BF7D96A/medium.jpg" border=0 alt="Case back and movement"><P><a href="http://www.fototime.com/65A9E35054D6738/orig.jpg"><img src="http://www.fototime.com/65A9E35054D6738/medium.jpg" border=0 alt="ESA Caliber 8191"><a href="http://www.fototime.com/406E99223BC9334/orig.jpg"><img src="http://www.fototime.com/406E99223BC9334/medium.jpg" border=0 alt="Detail of NSA bracelet texture"><a href="http://www.fototime.com/5DE2B2A043DFF9C/orig.jpg"><img src="http://www.fototime.com/5DE2B2A043DFF9C/medium.jpg" border=0 alt="Outer Box for Early Rado Quartz"><a href="http://www.fototime.com/3372602766EC6D1/orig.jpg"><img src="http://www.fototime.com/3372602766EC6D1/medium.jpg" border=0 alt="Inner box of Rado Quartz"><P><a href="http://www.fototime.com/D735CF56AA6DB68/orig.jpg"><img src="http://www.fototime.com/D735CF56AA6DB68/medium.jpg" border=0 alt="Inner box detail"><a href="http://www.fototime.com/F693C77733EB79B/orig.jpg"><img src="http://www.fototime.com/F693C77733EB79B/medium.jpg" border=0 alt="Ref. 765.2000.4 in box"><a href="http://www.fototime.com/2127FFB75391C45/orig.jpg"><img src="http://www.fototime.com/2127FFB75391C45/medium.jpg" border=0 alt="Ref. 765.2000.4 in box"></a>
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    <center><font color=gray>Text and images ©C. Bradley Jacobs, WatchCarefully.com</font></center>
    Last edited by Watch Carefully; 08-13-2013 at 09:01 AM. Reason: updates

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