Austin Rado Connection?
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    Austin Rado Connection?

    So I came across this Austin Premier Date-Master Super-Automatic. Most of the time I see watches marked for Austin I think....blah. I may be wrong but most Austin watches don't look like this....

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    All stainless case....

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    A good clean automatic Swiss movement....

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    So here is the strange part....

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    Was Austin a sub brand of Rado or was this a collaboration?
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    Re: Austin Rado Connection?


    Austin was the house brand for Gordon Jewelry. Gordon is now a part of Zales

    Austin was named after the city that Gordon's had their HQ in (Austin TX)

    I have a couple of Austin watches and they have a AS movement in them
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    Re: Austin Rado Connection?

    I once picked up a battered Austin watch - practically the same as yours - and that had an Adolf Schild AS 1701 inside. Yours looks like that movement too.....

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Austin Rado Connection?

    A collaboration between Lee Majors and Rado. Six million dollar watch.
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