Can you help me identify this Rado watch?

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    Question Can you help me identify this Rado watch?

    It looks very much like a King Diamond but doesn't say that on the face!? Any ideas anyone??

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    Re: Can you help me identify this Rado watch?

    Hi!

    Indeed it´s a King Diamond model with a poorly refinished dial. The reference 5370-1T indicates a case from Fareast production. The King Diamond was a model for the Fareast-markets.

    King Diamond with original dial
    Best regards, Mike

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    Re: Can you help me identify this Rado watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike184 View Post
    Hi!

    Indeed it´s a King Diamond model with a poorly refinished dial. The reference 5370-1T indicates a case from Fareast production. The King Diamond was a model for the Fareast-markets.

    King Diamond with original dial

    Ahh I see! Thanx for the info Mike. I've seen other King Diamonds with just "5370" on the case so I assume the "1T" bit signifies fareast production?

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    Re: Can you help me identify this Rado watch?

    No. The "5370" does. The "1T" is just an addition to specify a variation of the model.
    Rado used 5-digit references(12345) up to 1972 and then 8-digit references(123.4567.8) up to now.
    1968, ASUAG took over Rado and they began to use cases being produced in Hongkong for some models for the Fareast market as Conway, Companion, King Diamond, N19, Starfire, Silver Star. These wear 4-digit numbers, often with an additional code like yours.
    4-digit and 3-digit references were also used for ladies´ models before 1972.
    Best regards, Mike

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    Re: Can you help me identify this Rado watch?

    Excellent thanx Mike!

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