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  • Calling all VINTAGE Captain Cook Mk11 owners.

    Following on from Joecat's mk11 thread, I have the following questions.

    1. Do they have screw down crowns?
    2. Which movement is in them?
    3. Does anyone else own or know of one with a push-button date advance and therefore most likely an AS1876 movement?

  • #2
    hi tim to the best of my recollection the screw I was referring to was accessible with the case back off, very tiny and next to the stem..it appeared to me it held the stem and it did which allowed me to separate the movement from the case. I am a little reluctant to take even the back off having just got it up and running again...otherwise I'd send a photo
    thanks again-joe I know I don't see many captains w/the triple display...when i was hot and heavy to buy one many were in german or french

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    • #3
      Hi Tim.
      I owned this one about 15 years ago:


      My records show it was an AS 1859...possibly an 008 date code:



      Neither crown screwed down.
      I wonder if a version with an AS 1876 is an uncommon variant...maybe it is the 11868 below? To my recollection, there has never been an explanation of why there were two versions of CC '67-'72 and this explanation seems plausible enough. Maybe we just need to check the movement code of the new reference numbers--the rest of the reference is identical.

      Rado provided me this information, which I published in 2003:

      Ref. 11773 (new Ref. 589.3004.4)
      Start of production: 1965
      End of production: 1972
      Quantity: ca 50,000 pieces

      Ref. 11868 (new Ref. 999.3004.4)
      Start of production: 1967
      End of production: 1972
      Quantity: ca 5,000 pieces
      Last edited by Watch Carefully; 01-20-2020, 10:49 AM.

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      • #4
        Mine has neither a screw down crown nor a push button date advance. I concur with Brad. It could be the ref. 11868. The production date on that one is roughly consistent with production dates on other Rados with the AS 1876.
        Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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        • #5
          Have we seen other watches with 999. reference number?
          I found a bunch in my database from Rado, but have no photos.

          Here's an example:
          Green Horse 11832 999.3014.4. 1967 1972 10,000 units
          New Green Horse 11833 999.3014.2. 1967 1972 10,000 units
          I don't think I recall any GH having an AS1876.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Watch Carefully View Post
            Have we seen other watches with 999. reference number?
            I found a bunch in my database from Rado, but have no photos.

            Here's an example:
            Green Horse 11832 999.3014.4. 1967 1972 10,000 units
            New Green Horse 11833 999.3014.2. 1967 1972 10,000 units
            I don't think I recall any GH having an AS1876.
            Well, that answers that. Mike has 999 listed as containg the AS 1900/01, which would seem more consistent with a GH.
            Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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            • #7
              3FA51182-11A9-493A-8903-13B1A6710691.jpeg 69EAF07B-8A2A-4996-AB73-5D1D4D7D5E89.jpeg Here’s mine AS1858 ref 11773/2
              Last edited by JohnPat; 01-20-2020, 01:11 PM.
              See my collection slideshow at
              http://s629.photobucket.com/user/sca...20March%202012

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JohnPat View Post
                Here’s mine AS1859 ref 11773/2
                That adds slight complexity, as we didn't have that reference and this is a date-only model.
                John, could it be an 1858? I would expect that is the date-only variant...or maybe Rado just didn't use the day wheel (like they do on 40th Anniv DS Chronometers, which are date only but use an ETA 2836).

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                • #9
                  My mistake, yes it’s an AS1858
                  See my collection slideshow at
                  http://s629.photobucket.com/user/sca...20March%202012

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                  • #10
                    Am I to conclude from all this that mine may be on the rarer side based on the movement? on a side note most of the vintage captain cook mk2s I see have.a smooth bright case, Mine is definitely brushed and nickel like in color does anyone else have one similar? I hope it's not a frankenwatch

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                    • #11
                      Definitely a less common variant.

                      A. Schild caliber 1876 was only used in a small number of Rado models for a short period, to my knowledge, including the Diamaster 10 (the most significant of the watches that used this movement). Some Diastars and a Voyager are the only other ones I can recall that used it. Learning it was available in a CC Mk II comes as some surprise.
                      Last edited by Watch Carefully; 01-24-2020, 06:19 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post

                        Well, that answers that. Mike has 999 listed as containg the AS 1900/01, which would seem more consistent with a GH.
                        And I managed to answer my own question...later reference numbers for watches using the AS1876 began with movement code 587, as in the DiaMaster 10:

                        https://www.watchcarefully.com/index...29-diamaster10

                        So I guess this is just a newer version with AS 1901:
                        Ref. 11868 (new Ref. 999.3004.4)

                        Can we find whether there is an 11868 or 11773 with a /1 appended? Maybe that's the AS1876.
                        Last edited by Watch Carefully; 01-24-2020, 06:25 PM. Reason: tpyos

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                        • #13
                          Hi, please how do you synchronise the day/date on a 11868 ?

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