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    Default Today's lesson: Vintage FrankenRado 101

    A friend of mine warns never to buy from Argentina--he claims too many watches are fraudulent.
    I've only done it once, with the help of a colleague in Buenos Aires, and we were successful (a Diastar 515 tiger-eye).

    This one makes me wonder.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/RADO-WRISTW...IAAOSwuhFaMHXa

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    Certainly, the rotor raises questions. I think all Jubilar watches were cased in gold, so this one is suspect from that perspective.

    Also, here is a Jubilar rotor which I believe to be authentic:



    Other things are not right--dial printing is different than those of thar era, the case has no Rado markings and apparently an incorrect crown, it is a steel case but the markers are gold (generally not done by Rado).
    I think we can file this one under "FrankenRado." Simply stated, if you're seeking the elusive Jubilar model, keep looking.
    Brad

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