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    **** Rado what is the best starter watch ****




    Well I was chatting Rado early and have saw a few stunner's thanks to Scott and Mr.Henry they have some stunner's and I have fallen for there charms some are a bit out there but even them have a charm all there own so I know the top end is quite expensive .


    so say let's be thinking in the price range of a second hand monster say


    so what would be your hint's and tips ?


    love to see lot of photos I mean lot's even if not in the ball park money wise
    of different models
    any ideas how to spot the fakes




    well I know if I am looking at a voyager or companion with a see through back that it a fake or frank


    but that is about it so come on tell all I know you want to


    as always Ismy
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    That Purple Gazelle is pretty special but, with an integrated bracelet, you'd struggle to fit a nato.

    The biggest problem with vintage Rados is that there are so many redials out there. I'm always suspicious of a black dial as that is the painters favourite for covering patina, stains, etc.
    As for a best starter watch, it depends if you want tungsten carbide or stainless steel. There are so many different styles, some subtle and some totally outrageous, that you can spend forever trying to decide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottjc View Post
    That Purple Gazelle is pretty special but, with an integrated bracelet, you'd struggle to fit a nato.

    The biggest problem with vintage Rados is that there are so many redials out there. I'm always suspicious of a black dial as that is the painters favourite for covering patina, stains, etc.
    As for a best starter watch, it depends if you want tungsten carbide or stainless steel. There are so many different styles, some subtle and some totally outrageous, that you can spend forever trying to decide.
    that was why I was hoping for lots of pics then suddenly it could be love at first sight just thought I would use the gazelle pic as it is a dam fine watch

    so let's seem the Rado's
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Amf View Post
    cheer's mate don't remember this thread this is a nice one care of scott
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by is that my watch View Post
    cheer's mate don't remember this thread this is a nice one care of scott

    One of the rarest Rados, the unnumbered Diastar. This was the world's first scratchproof watch in 1962 and was quickly replaced by the Diastar 1 with a slightly improved case construction:
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    To be honest, given your dislike of bracelets, you may be better looking at some of the steel or Alpine models such as this Gorner:
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    I know you have put some fine one's on Der Amf thread ( worth a look guys/girls ) anyway you can give a basic guide to the more reasonable price one's for us say like a starter kit
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottjc View Post
    To be honest, given your dislike of bracelets, you may be better looking at some of the steel or Alpine models such as this Gorner:
    straps and natos I can wear but the bracelet dig's in to my wrist bone so I think I have one that is comfortable to wear on the bracelet the rest have to be on as I said nato or strap

    p.s love the shape
    one night I dreamed I was locked in my fathers watch, with Ptolemy and twenty one ruby stars mounted on spheres and the primum mobile coiled and gleaming to the end of space and the notched spheres eating each other's rinds to the last tooth of time and the case closed - John Ciardi ...

    https://emgwatches.com/
    http://www.instagram.com/iyonk_strap/
    http://wristwatchreview.co.uk/

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    This is a nice daydream: work out your fantasy Rado.... and then see if it exists.

    For me it would be....
    Rectangular case with chunky bezel (tall not wide)
    Non integrated bracelet
    Insane dial texture
    Rich dial colour
    Vertical date/day

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