Rado Quartz 1978c


Rado make some beautiful watches; this is not one of them.  This watch is about 35 years old but doesn’t have a scratch on it thanks to the tungsten carbide case and sapphire crystal but that doesn’t improve its attractiveness. Neither does the faceted sapphire glass.  It gets no better when I look inside.  The 70’s ESA quartz movements is one of the ugliest made.  I think I was had when I took $30 off the price of an Olympic for this. 

On the possitive side, it’s signed four times including the movement and crown and it goes.


About robswatches

I’m a horoligical “petrol head”! I love classical mechanical watches, not because they tell me the time, I can get the time from cheap quartz watches, my computer, phone, microwave or just about anywhere. I’m interested in the movements of watches, the aesthetics of case design and their construction, the history and the simple thrill of watching tiny, beautifully finished wheels, pinions and other parts turning and oscillating and marvelling at the craftsmanship that created it.
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