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    SOTC Part 3 - The Others

    Having covered the tungsten carbide cases in parts 1 & 2, now we reach the stainless steel models.
    Rado has named a number of watches after mountains, passes and rivers and, although the names don't all relate to the Alps, these are collectively known as the Alpines. They mainly featured partly brushed and polished cases with one-off integrated bracelets.
    Here's my segment of the range.
    Gorner:

    Scheidegg:

    Schreckhorn:

    Ticino:

    Jorasses:
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    The NCC range has been well documented elsewhere by Henry so I won't bore you with the history. Instead here's my three:
    NCC101 with lapis lazuli dial:

    NCC303:

    NCC505:

    The StratoJet models look quite boring at first glance. It's only upon closer inspection that you notice that the hour markers are fixed to the crystal and appear to float above the dial:
    StratoJet:

    StratoJet F:

    The Monte Rosa is one of those watches that is greater than the sum of its parts. We analysed the watch at the recent g2g in London and the multitude of tiny design details work so well together that, despite its size, it is one of my favourites:

    I have one watch that could qualify as a dress watch, the Frigate:
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    To finish off the Rados I have a couple of electronic watches.
    I know very little about the history behind these but believe that the movements were made under licence by Bulova as per their tuning fork movements.
    Marstron:

    Space Flight:
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    In addition, although I have a number of watches from other brands, this Ricoh is the only one that ever gets any wear. I bought it before my first Rado but I think you can see why I ended up where I have:
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    Insane collection!!! Mannnn... i'm so jealous LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iyonk View Post
    Insane collection!!! Mannnn... i'm so jealous LOL!

    You're too kind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottjc View Post
    You're too kind.
    not really... actually i'm truly jealous hehehe.... i always have soft spot for these style of watch that i only look at the advertising when i was a boy... your pictures bring back memory..

    thank yo very much for sharing Scott!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iyonk View Post
    not really... actually i'm truly jealous hehehe.... i always have soft spot for these style of watch that i only look at the advertising when i was a boy... your pictures bring back memory..

    thank yo very much for sharing Scott!

    Evidence suggests that Rado has always been a much more popular brand in Asia than in Europe so I'm not surprised that you saw much more advertising as a boy than I did.
    If only I'd known about them years ago...
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    Very nice Scott. Great start on the Alpines. We only have one Alpine in common- the Monte Rosa. Also, I'd say your collection of vintage Rados is probably bigger than mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
    Very nice Scott. Great start on the Alpines. We only have one Alpine in common- the Monte Rosa. Also, I'd say your collection of vintage Rados is probably bigger than mine.

    Thanks Henry. I should have put the Monte Rosa in the Alpines section, doh! I also have a Berg incoming.
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