1960s Rado Captain Cook?

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    Confused 1960s Rado Captain Cook?

    I don't think it is a Captain Cook (no rotating bezel), but I still think it's pretty cool. I've always liked watches, but I am pretty new at collecting them--especially automatics. Any opinions on this?



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    Re: 1960s Rado Captain Cook?

    Hi -

    Welcome to the forum and WUS!

    It's got one of the funkiest style elements in 1970s watches: humongous hour markings that are way out there. I've got a Favre-Leuba that is almost embarassing to wear because it looks like something you'd wear in a disco with a leisure suit...

    Very nice though: month/day/date indicator is a rather rare complication. Do you know what is inside?

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    Re: 1960s Rado Captain Cook?

    I'm not sure--it's on its way to me right now. Here is a picture though:

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    Re: 1960s Rado Captain Cook?

    i think that particular watch was referenced on another
    rado specific forum, and the consensus was that it's not a captain
    cook but a redialled Marco Polo model.
    The movement is most probably an ETA 2836.
    The '3' in the date window is on the day wheel
    and simply indicates wednesday.
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    Re: 1960s Rado Captain Cook?

    Thank you both for the replies and the info...that is good to know. I didn't think there was room for two digit months, so it makes sense that it is a day indicator. Certainly not a Captain Cook, like you said. Do you think it will be difficult/costly to reredial the watch?

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    Re: 1960s Rado Captain Cook?

    Movement is not by ETA but by AS (Adolf Schild) - probably the AS 2166 (automatic day-date version of the AS 2160). Compare:

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...&2uswk&AS_2166

    and have a close look at the general shape and shape of the holes in the automatic bridge.

    Hartmut Richter

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