Good morning all, Newbie Andrew reporting for duty. The sun is shining here in the Yorkshire Dales and all is good with the world.

I have always liked watches but my real interest in vintage stuff was sparked off last year by finding my old Ingersol Jump hour watch from 1973 which I sent off to be be repaired, polished and re-strapped.

After spending the last year looking at thousands of old watches online and trying to educate myself i found myself returning to time and again to the Rado watches .

I am now at the point of taking the plunge and investing in a vintage Rado, however after reading many of the posts on here, realise that there are many pitfalls for the uninitiated.

Is there a recommended outlet for the genuine article?

All advice will be gratefully received.